dmNorthTV plays … Tiny Epic Zombies

dmNorthTV and Guests play board games!!  Saturday nights, we get together with friends and try and play a stream friendly board game.  It is usually a fun get together with great people.  A time to enjoy to social aspect of gaming that we are lacking right now.

Here, you will find our short and sweet review on the board game we have played from each of the players.  We stream the gameplay on the dmNorthTV Twitch channel every Saturday.  Come hangout and say “Hi” if you get a chance.

Saturday, we played through Tiny Epic Zombies.  This 1 to 5 player game is part of the Tiny Epic line of games from Gamelyn Games.  You can work competitively or cooperatively to escape a mall overrun by a zombie hoard.  You will complete a series of objectives before you are able to leave.  Search for weapons or other helpful objects to increase your chances of defeating the zombie invaders.

Boardgamegeek describes Tiny Epic Zombies as:

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.

We were joined by RonathanPxPx to to help slay some Zombies.  You can take a look at our gameplay video on our YouTube channel, or scroll on down to see what we thought of the game.


Final Thoughts About . . . Tiny Epic Zombies

Here, we will give you some basic thoughts about the game we played.  This is by no means meant to be an in-depth review of the game, as there are already lots of those out there.  This is just a “what did we think of it and would it be a good board game night game” type thing.  If you want to see something more in-depth, please let us know in the comments below.

Rating System

  • 5 Meeples: Fantastic Game, A must-play game!
  • 4 Meeples: Great Game, minor flaws.
  • 3 Meeples: Good Game, some weaknesses.
  • 2 Meeples: OK Game, needs work.
  • 1 Meeple: Awful Game. Do not play this unless you want to punish yourself.

jourdo 

I have had this game sitting on the shelf of shame for a little while now, so I have really happy to finally get a chance to play it.  We chose to play the cooperative version of the game against an AI Opponent.  This Tiny Epic game is easily one of my favourites from the series.  The setup is randomized with the layout of the mall as well as the objectives you need to complete.  This gives the game a huge replay factor.  Mechanics are simple enough to learn, and once you learn the basics the gameplay flows fairly easily.  The zombie theme of the game is definitely there.  Just when you felt like you had the rooms under control, more zombies appear out of nowhere.  At the end of our game, I immediately wanted to play again to learn from our mistakes.  To me, that is the mark of a good game.  This can easily find itself into any game collection.

SuperK

This is my second Tiny Epic game that I have played (I own a few) and so far, this is my favourite from the series. The game reminds me of mini version of Zombicide. We played co-op mode against the AI Zombie. This game was so much fun. Its easy to learn and ran smoothly. We had to reference a few things that wasnt in the rulebook per say but it wasn’t complicated, pretty sure we played it correctly. The mall setup, objectives, AI Zombie and characters were all random which gives the game a lot of replay value as there are lots of options to choose from. I also like that there are different modes you can play. We needed to pay more attention to the search card stack and our objectives as it all caught up fast which ended us getting eaten lol well, my character went out with a bang! #bazookarules

RonathanPxPx

This is my second entry into the Tiny Epic series (the first being the competitive version of Tiny Epic Pirates) and my first foray into a Tiny Epic’s take on a cooperative game. In this game we are trapped in a mall (a la Dawn of the Dead) where we must work together to clear out zombies from various stores and complete objectives in order to escape the mall. You can only have 3 zombies max per store or else you get overrun.and complete objectives in order to escape the mall. The mechanics are easy to pick up, you have 3 moves each turn and you must take them because you can’t remain in the same space as the previous move. Once you move you can search/pickup items, use a vehicle, and/or fight a zombie via melee or ranged combat. Each has its own advantage where you can get extra wounds through melee or deplete your ammunition via ranged combat. You can upgrade your starting knife and pistol to other items which makes for some fun benefits. The best was when SuperK got the bazooka and it has the chance to do splash damage on multiple zombies by clearing an entire store. Be careful because you have to balance the depletion of ammo with the wounds you take via a token tracker. You must make sure that one tracker doesn’t cross over the other one or you’re dead. The other way to lose is the draw deck runs out and you have run out of moves. (Spoiler we lost this way) Overall this was a fun campy cooperative board game that is easy to pick up and have a fun zombie splattering romp. Will play again and pay attention to the draw deck.

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Anyone is welcome to play board games with us.  If you have a game you would like to see streams, please let us know.  The only limitation (beyond actually owning the game) is that they must be stream friendly as we are playing it remotely.  Contact us on any of the Socials or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!

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