‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru’ the house,
Every gamer was stirring, including my spouse;
The stockings that hung by the chimney were bare,
In hopes that Tiny Epic Games soon would be there;
There were Tiny Epic Dinos, with dinosaur delights,
And ranchers attempting to wrangle them all night,
We gathered research and resources for the dinos to feed,
And purchase some barriers that our ranches will need.
When out by the snowman there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from our game table to see what was the matter.
I heard a roar and my spouse heard a crash!
The T-rex we’d caught, through the barrier did smash!
“Should we try something different?” I asked, furrowing my brow..
“Something less dangerous than a man-eating dino?”
“To the high seas”, my spouse bellowed with an “arrrgghhh!”
We raised tiny sails to sail ships past the sand bar.
The Tiny Epic Pirates box is the size of a book,
She chose Captain Whitecloud, I chose Captain Hook!
We’d Crew Up some pirate crew to vary the game
Each one’s a bit different so we called them by name;
“Isabel Surefire, Taylor Truenorth, Lt. Flint and Jolly Rodge!
Sara Silver, Doc Blockley, Raina Rumor and Sean Dodge!”
We’ll sail the Seven Seas where we Trade, Plunder and Attack!
Then we’ll search for an island to bury our gold in large stacks!
We’ll hoist the Jolly Roger way up in the sky,
Chase down merchant ships and let the cannonballs fly!
We’ve got to be careful because storms are a brew’in,
If our ship gets a bit jostled, we might lose our crew’in!
And as we both grow in our Pirate Reputation
The Navy will chase us with great irritation.
“Perhaps,” I said as a cannonball went by,
“I’ve got another Tiny Epic that you’d like to try!”
Tiny Epic Westerns is a lot of fun.
“Yeehaw!” she said, and twirled her gun.
So we called our posse and sent them to town,
To use Law, Force and Money while looking around.
Everyone does some gambling, who has the best hand?
Gunfights did break out while the quickest did stand.
And at the end of the night we counted every VP,
The highest point total, the winner was she!
Tiny Epic Games, you know Gamelyn’s got a whole bunch,
They fit in a stocking and you can play them at lunch.
There’s a Gamelyn game for every gamer, one might be just right.
Anyway, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
We at Opinionated Gamers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and the very best in gaming in the New Year. Special thanks to the Stender Family and to Nicole and Jason Rivera for photos. *The original Night Before Christmas has been credited to professor Clement Clarke Moore.