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.308 Jake
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Hey. I want to buy this game I'm just not sure which one to buy. Is one better than the other? Is there any differences in game play? Ultra Tiny is half the price so I'm kind of leaning that way.
 
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Ian Toltz
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Ultra Tiny won't be getting the expansion.

I'd recommend the normal version unless fitting in your pocket is a major selling point.
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Trevor Taylor
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Reasons not to go Ultra and stick with Tiny

1. Tiny is already to small form my big hands
2. Nicer components
3. Expansion is compatible and you can fit it all in the one box (Just!)
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Get tiny. I'm not sure I see the appeal of ultra-tiny. The tiny stuff is already at the lower limit of what I want for playability.
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Tiny. You will already have trouble seeing the fallen components on the carpet in the hotel convention area.
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I like both, but Ultra Tiny is my favourite. The expansion is awesome, but Ultra Tiny has a special feel to it with the courses cubes and small cards. Super portable.
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Ultra tiny has solo rules if that's of interest to you. But it can be very fiddly.
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dacgaron wrote:
Ultra tiny has solo rules if that's of interest to you. But it can be very fiddly.


The solo rules also come with the expansion for Tiny. Although if you print out the compass, you can play solo without the expansion.
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I would get Tiny first but something is too be said about Ultra Tiny.

Ultra Tiny is so small I keep it comfortably and permanently in my bag. It's the "biggest" game the size of a deck of cards that I know of and it's very charming.

I personally think the UTEK version is still comfortable to play. There are big box games that are more fiddly than that. Plenty of games where you have to track stuff with small cubes like those in UTEK.

In terms of functionality TEK is better. It has those exploration tokens, and is compatible with the expansion.

UTEK has solo rules but you need to bring your own die and you'll probably don't play it a lot solo anyway. Still the biggest feature of UTEK, that doesn't need to be underestimated, is that it's a game you can literally bring everywhere.

They say that "The best knife is the knife you have on you". Well the same is kinda true for boardgames as well. The best boardgame is the one you have with you. Most of the time you plan to play boardgames ahead of time but every once in a while a opportunity arises to play a game when you weren't prepared and then you're glad you have UTEK in your bag.
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