Taynikma is a coop adventure game about four young heroes who must save the country Tayklania from the empress and her henchman – the evil captain Henzel. It is based on the book series of the same name.
Duration: 60-75 min. including rules explanation
Player count: 2-4
In the country Tayklania four young heroes fight against the empress and her henchman – the evil captain Henzel. The empress and Henzel want to crush the rebellious clans once and for all, and in order to stop them Koto, Sarina, Artan, and Monto must work together to find the magical taynikmas and learn to use their powers.
Taynikma is a coop adventure game primarily aimed at children and their parents. It’s about solving missions, finding clues, fighting against enemies, and going on adventure. But it’s also very much about keeping the bad guys from fulfilling their evil plot.
The game consists of to “stories” which can be played independently of one another. In the first the players must find their “nikmas”, and in the second one they must face Henzel and the empress a final time.
Taynikma is based on the book series of the same name by Merlin Mann and Jan Kjær, and fans of the series will recognize a lot. The main idea has been to make an adventure game light on rules, but heavy on stories both big and small.
Keywords: teamwork, adventure, stories, dice.
About the designer
Mads has written several scenarios for Fastaval and this is his fifth board game for the convention. His day job is to make games about things like team management, identity theft, genetics, the UN world goals and much more.