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In Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, breakthroughs in modern science have dinosaurs and humans existing side by side. This has allowed for a lucrative industry: Dino Ranching! 

Independent ranchers have begun farming dinosaurs to sell to the highest bidders for use in their high thrill theme parks. 

You are one of those ranchers. Do you have what it takes to out ranch your opponents and operate the most successful dinosaur farm!?

Tiny Epic Dinosaurs is a 45 minute, 1-4 player game of dinosaur ranching, worker-placement and resource management. It features classic euro game mechanics with unique twists that portray the dangers of farming these prehistoric beasts.

In Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, players control a team of ranchers and will be acquiring, breeding and selling dinosaurs. The game is played over 6 rounds. With each round consisting of several short phases.

In phase one, players will harvest the resources from their farm that are not being consumed by their dinosaurs.

In phase two, players will put their ranchers to work. This phase has ranchers wrangling and buying new dinosaurs to farm, improving their farm’s security and supplies, vying for high dollar contracts, and researching technologies and unique dinosaur breeds. These unique dinosaur breeds introduce a large variety of special benefits players can utilize to separate themselves from their competition.

In phase three, ranchers return to finish their day’s work at the farm.

In phase four, players arrange their ranch, making sure their ranch is suitable for the types and quantities of dinosaurs they have.

Phase five is the feeding phase, and every dinosaur MUST be fed. Dinosaurs that don’t eat will escape, posing a grave threat to your enclosures’ security and your other dinosaurs.

Phase six is for breeding. For each pair of matching dinosaurs you have properly enclosed, you’ll welcome a new dinosaur to your farm!

At the end of the game, players will receive victory points for each dinosaur they have, public and private contracts they acquired and for their research developments. The player with the most victory points, wins the game.

This image reflects unlocked stretch goals.
This image reflects unlocked stretch goals.

Deluxe Content: Laboratory Mini Expansion

The Laboratory Mini Expansion introduces certain rewards to players during play, like extra dinosaurs, resources, or research cards. To unlock these rewards, players follow research paths marked on their Laboratory Mats. 

During setup, and at the start of each round, Lab Tokens are randomly placed above each Action Mat. When a player places a Rancher on an Action Mat, if there is a Lab Token there, that player must follow that research path on their Laboratory Mat. The Lab Token is then discarded. Once a player reaches a reward, they receive it immediately and reset their Microscope Token to the center of the Laboratory Mat.

The Laboratory Mini Expansion adds layers of thinking to a player's strategy when placing their Ranchers to take actions. If a player can synergize their action choices with the research paths they desire on their Laboratory Mat, they can accomplish more with fewer actions putting them ahead of their competition!

Kickstarter and PledgeManager-Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Gamelyn Games on our website or through our Amazon store.

Download the print 'n play rulebook! These are prototype rules and have not been edited for final production. This is not a reflection of the final rulebook.

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Would you like to give the game a try?

Download our FREE Print & Play of Tiny Epic Dinosaurs. This version of the game is like a shareware version; it does not include all the content but it is printer friendly and can give you a great idea of how the game plays.

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Solo Playthrough:

 2 Player Playthrough with Laboratory Mini-Expansion:

Find out more about Tiny Epic Dinosaurs and join the conversation HERE on BGG.

Below are previews of the game (in prototype form). These videos include content that are stretch goals and may not be unlocked yet. 

Check out the videos to see what people are saying about the game.

Jonathan H. Liu of Geek Dad previews Tiny Epic Dinosaurs! Click here to read the preview.

RDTN covers Tiny Epic Dinosaurs in their latest Podcast. Check it out at 1:23:34
The 6 design goals of a Tiny Epic game!

"Tiny Epic" is an exclusive series of small box games produced by Gamelyn Games and designed by Scott Almes.

Each game in the series is entirely unique but strictly adheres to two core values: TINY and EPIC!

• TINY being the small box used for each game AND the simple, easy to understand, set of rules each possesses.

• EPIC being their surprisingly gratifying gameplay. Each is packed with meaningful decisions, layered strategy, and high replayability, traits not typically found in games this size.

To learn more about the series, please visit us online.

Gamelyn Games, LLC. is a passion driven game publishing company based out of Arizona. Our customers are our #1 focus! You can always count on friendly and prompt service and communication.

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Michael Coe, Founder & CEO

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Kickstarter and PledgeManager-Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Gamelyn Games on our website or through our Amazon store.

All images, components, game mechanics etc. shown of the game are subject to change per manufacturer's requirements and/or the publisher's preference for what is in the best interest of the game and the backers.

Available Rewards:

$25USD + Shipping

DELUXE - TINY EPIC DINOSAURS

Full Kickstarter Version - includes all stretch goals and the Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

Includes:

  • Tiny Epic Dinosaurs (Deluxe Game)
  • Premium Print & Play Files

Add-Ons Only

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This reward level allows you to purchase add-ons and upgrade to additional rewards.

$46USD + Shipping

DELUXE - TINY EPIC DINOSAURS x2

Full Kickstarter Version - includes all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

Includes:

  • 2 x Tiny Epic Dinosaurs (Deluxe Game)
  • 2 x Premium Print & Play Files
$200USD + Shipping

DELUXE - TINY EPIC DINOSAURS x10

Full Kickstarter Version - includes all stretch goals and the ***Kickstarter Limited Exclusive Deluxe Content.

Includes:

  • 10 x Tiny Epic Dinosaurs (Deluxe Game)
  • 10 x Premium Print & Play Files

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