Mount up, men! We’ll head ’em off at the pass!
“Head them off at the pass? I hate that cliche!”
The other day, while getting my new tattoo, we put on Blazing Saddles for something to listen to (besides the buzzing of the tattoo machine). I think the only thing that movie didn’t have that was satire of old Westerns was a game of cards (though there was a game of Chess). Well, Tiny Epic Western from Gamelyn Games does involve games of cards in order for you to take over this one-horse town.
In the game, players take on the role of one of various Western trope characters as you look to lead your posse to be the ones with the most control. You do this by sending group members to take over various locations, with fights over those locations being resolved using quick games of 3-card poker. As you gain influence and resources, you can purchase buildings to increase your influence even more. Of course, there are shootouts as well (using custom dice). But be careful, as you may become a wanted criminal.
The Kickstarter campaign is doing fairly well, having made their goal and then some… by about 21x or so… and there’s still 10 days left on the clock.