War is coming back to Westeros in the universe of Tiny Epic Games, which has not shied away from taking a shot at a new franchise. Although Gamelyn Games mostly stuck to their own thing, the new title is taking on a popular franchise in a bid to boost visibility and reimagine other games set in the same universe.
War in Westeros Means Scheming, Fragile Alliances, and Backstabbing
Designed for 1-4 players as is the game series’ custom and played over 45-60 minutes by players 18+ (really?), Tiny Epic Game of Thrones will throw you back in the political scheming, cunning, backstabbing, and downright cruelty of epic fantasy, and it is one of several games confirmed by the studio for 2024.
Players will get to choose to form the mighty houses of the Seven Kingdoms and try to advance their political agenda, vie for power, and conquer the Iron Throne, subjugating all other houses to their whim – or destroy those who oppose them. Yet, to get to the Iron Throne, you will need to embark on intricate plotting that will often involve other houses and their support, resources, and expandable manpower.
Players will have to choose from actions such as whisper, event, march, sail, and plot, making it all the more important to choose wisely and bid your time. The game, designed by Scott Almes, will follow on the same signature style the series became known for, packing a lot of action in a small box.
Although battles, grandiose events and influencing politics will be the root of the game, not much else is right now known for the game.
Tiny Epic Game of Thrones Soon Launching Kickstarter
The mechanics listed on BoardGameGeek include bluffing, area movement, and quite a few others. A Kickstarter page for the project is already up and running with 4,355 followers at the time of writing.
Tiny Epic Game of Thrones comes after Almes and Gamelyn Games released Tiny Epic Vikings this year and announced Tiny Epic Cthulhu is set to arrive in 2024 as well.
In November, a deluxe reprinting of Heroes of Land, Air & Sea finished crowdfunding on Kickstarter as well, another of Almes’ games designed and inspired by World of Warcraft as a 4X game which is fun, fast-paced and often culminates in a big showdown between 1-4 players.