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Tiny Epic Pirates is a 45 minute, 1-4 player game of high-seas adventure, using a variable rondel action system and action combo-ing!
In Tiny Epic Pirates you take over a Pirate ship with the objective of burying vast amounts of wealth on secret island hideaways.
Each turn, you move your Captain Token around your ship’s action wheel (rondel), choosing which action to perform... Plunder, Trade, Crew Up, Attack, or Search. Each player has a randomized and unique selection of these actions on their rondel. Sailing your Pirate Ship is available for every player can do each time they take an action.
Plundering lets you acquire booty from settlements at a very good rate. It’s shocking how negotiating changes when your blunderbuss is at the ready. A box of gunpowder for a promise of no harm? Fair trade.
Trading lets you sell your ill-gotten goods to the Black Market for gold. Each Market is only looking in a specific good, so make sure you are sailing in the correct direction. Timing is essential, sell your good at the wrong time and it’s worth a pittance.
Crew Up adds a new crew member to your expanding Pirate Ship. Crew increases your ship’s combat advantage and unlocks new abilities for each section of your ship’s action wheel, making that action more powerful each time you take it!
Attacking Merchant Ships and other Pirates will increase your reputation. It also happens to be a good way to score some gold and more booty to sell. Be enough of a menace and you might just become a Legend of the Sea!
Search the high-seas for treasures left behind by the poor souls that preceded you. Salvage old ship parts for short term aid or get lucky and find something worth selling.
The game ends once a player has buried 3 treasures. To do this, a player must first get the amount of gold needed to bury at the various bury spots on the map. After all players are given an equal number of turns. The player who has buried 3 treasures wins the game. Ties are dictated by the player who has the highest legendary status, followed by which player has the most gold.