I got to play Tiny Epic Empires (a civilization/empire themed reskin of Tiny Epic Galaxies) last night, and really enjoyed it. One thing I liked about the game was that there were multiple ways of earning. The other 3 players were able to upgrade their empires early on, whereas I lagged behind (by game end I was sitting at level 3 and the others were somewhere between 4 and 6). This was largely due to opting to traverse otherwise unoccupied maps (planets in the original) so as not to compete for acquiring them (as my secret mission was to have the most maps by the end of the game). The downside of this was that I hadn't paid attention to the resource type initially, so I was unable to shore up enough Influence (or Culture) to follow others' dice rolls during their turn. However, focusing on acquiring the maps paid off in the end, as I was able to use some neat abilities (each map/planet has a different one, which all players can 'freely' use prior to acquisition; thereafter only that player can use it) and garner enough points to snag a victory. Tiny Epic Galaxies also has a solo mode, which I'm curious to try out. Something I really like about the titles in the Tiny Epic range is that they take up little storage space but still make for an engaging game.