Pre-production Game Review – Tiny Ninjas

Tiny Ninjas is a small fast game that fits in your pocket and plays anywhere. I had the chance to try out a pre-production version at FallCon 30.

Tiny Ninjas sprang from the desire to have a game that was fun for just two people and had lots of replayability. I’m going to go out on a limb and say they’re onto something here.

Each player draws five ninjas from the Dojo and attempts to triumph over their opponent by reducing their ten points to zero. Ninjas have different skills that influence your options. Some whittle away at your opponent, others have ‘Go big or go home.’ skills, and others give you options beyond simple attack or defence.

Defeated Ninjas go into the Pit on the other side of the box from the Dojo. The entire game can be played inside the box, which opens and clips together. On one side are the Dojo/Pit spaces and on the other, the space to roll the dice. You can play the entire game on an armrest between the seats on a plane or in a car.

Each round of play takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the cards you draw, and the risks you take.

I’m looking forward to supporting their crowd funding in the new year, and getting a copy of my own.

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