This game 100% has a dungeons and dragons action adventure feel to it where you’ll participate in dungeon exploring, fighting monsters, collecting loot, and having a few laughs or even a cry along the way. As mentioned the game boxes aren’t that big, they stand at maybe two inches tall so I was surprised that cards, dice, mini monster figures, game pieces & actual hero figures were all included in this one small box. The hero pieces are slightly bigger than dice yet they are still extremely detailed, you can see their weapons, facial expressions, etc.
When it comes to the complexity of the game, Tiny Epic Dungeons & its expansion pack Tiny Epic Dungeon Stories has a lot more to learn & do than the other two games we received from Gamelyn. There is quite a bit to read & understand when it comes to moving around and completing this game, there are twenty pages in the rule book. I would either read through the whole book before playing or scan the QR code on the front of the Adventurers’ Manual to watch a video, see rule clarifications, and more. Once you have an understanding of the rules, the games will progress easier & faster.
They have the game set up to where you will explore an unknown dungeon while fighting monsters, disarming any traps you may come across, and collecting loot as you work towards your goal of defeating the game. Be careful which hallway you take, it would lead to a dead end! Before each game you will shuffle the dungeon deck, this makes it to where each game will be unique since you will never know which card will be next or which way a hero will choose to roam. It is always a huge added bonus when games are set up like this because you get a new game each time which means you’ll get more out of this board game over the course of time you own it.
I like the assortment of dungeon monsters they have to battle & the different types of loot you are able to collect. Setting everything up goes quickly & is pretty easy, each game will take 45-60 minutes to complete and can be completed by 1-4 players. Family game wise I would stick to the recommended age of 14+ simply because of how much there is to do & remember along with trying to figure out the rules it may be a little difficult for young kids. However, the Tiny Epic Galaxies Blast off & Tiny Epic Pirates can be played by younger board game fans if you want to check out the reviews for those which I linked at the start of this review.
I also enjoy that we get a full-sized game out of this that can easily be carried with us on trips & it doesn’t take up a ton of room on our game shelf. The expansion pack for this game shown above comes with additional monsters, levels, heroes, etc so you can get more out of the base pack. Along with the games shown above, they have a ton of other Tiny Epic games that sound fun to play such as tiny dinosaurs and tiny zombies. These games would make great holiday gifts for the board gamer in your life! Head over to their website to check out what they have to offer.
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