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30 September 2021

Reaping the Rewards: Take to the Seas in ‘Tiny Epic Pirates’

You’re just a sea dog now, but you have big plans: one day they’ll call you Dread Pirate! But first, you’ll need to hire some crew, plunder settlements, and amass a fortune to bury.

In “Reaping the Rewards,” I take a look at the finished product from a crowdfunding campaign. Tiny Epic Pirates was originally funded through Kickstarter in June 2020, and was delivered to backers in the spring of 2021, and is available for purchase now. This review is adapted from my Kickstarter Tabletop Alert, updated to reflect the finished version.

What Is Tiny Epic Pirates?

Tiny Epic Pirates is a game for 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, and takes 45 minutes to play. The base game retails for $25, and the deluxe edition is $35, with other add-ons available like custom dice and playmats. You can purchase the deluxe edition and add-ons directly from Gamelyn Games. I would say that kids younger than 14 could also enjoy this, as long as they have some experience with modern board games. Thematically, there’s nothing that’s particularly inappropriate for kids, other than, you know, plundering settlements and stealing booty from merchant ships.

Tiny Epic Pirates was designed by Scott Almes and published by Gamelyn Games. Illustrations are by Felix Wermke, Nikoletta Vaszi, Ian Rosenthaler, and Chip Cole; the graphic design was by Benjamin Shulman; 3D modeling was by Emerson Matsuuchi.


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