Tiny Epic Zombies Invade Your Tabletop

Gamelyn Games latest Tiny Epic board game is a zombie invasion.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Gamelyn Games / CC BY

Gamelyn Games, creator of the popular Tiny Epic series of board games, is unleashing the horde. Late last week, they launched a Kickstarter campaign for their newest game, Tiny Epic Zombies. It funded within minutes and as of the time of this article is making its way close to half a million dollars with over 12,000 backers. From the project page, Gamelyn describes the premise of TEZ:

"An unthinkable crisis has struck the Echo Ridge Mall. A mysterious outbreak has claimed the lives of nearly everyone there... what's worse is they are crawling the stores and commons as Zombies hungry for flesh. Only a few Survivors remain. Are you among the Survivors? Or are you one of the ravenous Zombies? The choice is yours in Tiny Epic Zombies! In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you're too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you."

Tiny Epic Zombies allows up to five players to play as either a zombie or survivor, working together or against each other in five different game modes (including solo). One of the coolest aspects of the game is Gamelyn's ITEMeeples; essentially, they have taken the iconic board game meeples and cut little holes in their hands to allow them to physically hold items and weapons. They introduced these during their last project, Tiny Epic Quest, and I can tell you from experience it was a very unique concept. The Kickstarter campaign will run until February 9th. Make sure to pledge so you can guarantee yourself a copy with all of the Kickstarter-exclusive stretch goals and bonuses! Are you going to back this new board game? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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