By Fred Manzo
“Space Vermin From Beyond! will be published by Tiny Battle Games this June. It’s a sequel to Hermann Luttmann’s “Invaders from Dimension X!.” I’m its designer, Hermann is its developer and Tim Allen is its artist. It’s a solitaire game in the style of “Invaders,” including it having a 2 player option.
This is the Terrain Effects Chart on its map. The game comes with 2 maps on one sheet (printed on its front and back) 88 counters, around 12 pages of rules and 2 players aids.
Here is an example of play in mid-game. The map and the counters used are not the final version, but they are very close. Click to enlarge.
In this turn the old 124th Galactic Marine Raider Battalion, in blue, are still holding out in “New Lancaster.” But the Vermite hordes are coming.
Unfortunately, the Galactic Marine player lost this playtest. Those Vermites are tough. They ended up in control of 4 of the 5 Crown Jewels and wiped out around 75 percent of the Galactic Marine battalion. Click to enlarge.
Here is a sample of the proposed countersheet. There are 88 die cut counters printed on both sides.
Here is the proposed back cover. Click to enlarge.