No #mechanismsmonday today for me but let’s blast off into the tiniest galaxy you have ever seen in this 1-5p game. 🌠
Each turn, roll custom space dice and activate them one by one, giving the option to perform several actions:
🚀Move a ship. Land on a planet and immediately gain the benefit or orbit a planet and start colonization, giving you an extra benefit later on.
🚀Further colonize planets by way of economy or diplomacy allowing orbiting rockets to proceed on the colonization track. Once you reach the last field of the track, the planet is yours!
🚀Gain energy or culture from active ships on corresponding planets.
🚀Upgrade your galaxy, giving you more dice to roll and rockets to fly. You can also choose to activate one of your colonized planets giving you that extra benefit.
🎲Re-roll your dice once per turn for free. After that, it costs one energy. Spend one culture in an opponent’s turn to follow their action.
🛸🛰 The game includes the mini-expansion Satellites and Super Weapons, adding extra strategy and increasing replay-ability. Also, each player mat has a rogue galaxy side with different solo play scenarios.
How much game can you cram in a super tiny box?? I added a picture of a “regular” Tiny Epic for reference. The answer is: a lot! This is basically Tiny Epic Galaxies even smaller!
I really like the planet colonizing, hoping to get to the end field before others. Another plus is that the game provides several different options on how to score points, all while being very easy to understand.
As it primarily has the dice rolling mechanic, there is definitely an element of luck. This does not bother me as re-rolling is always possible. If you have enough energy, you can do it several times. Also, if you expand your galaxy, you have more dice to roll.
Definitely a fun light-strategic game that is ideal for on the road as it is SO tiny! 😄
An ultra epic thanks to @gamelyngames for providing me with a copy of this game. My thoughts are not influenced by this.
Do you have a favourite (U) Tiny Epic?😊
🚀About 30 min.