To Pieces

Players 2
Length 20-40 minutes
Equipment Required single standard piecepack, objective cards, four colours of tokens (blue, yellow, red, black)
Designer ChrisSakkas
Version 1.0
Version Date2018-05-09
License Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0


To Pieces is a two-player game playable with miniatures or with the piecepack. It is inspired by Okko, Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire, Song of Blades and Heroes, BattleSworn and Saga.

It is designed as an easy skirmish strategy game that might inspire people to paint some miniatures, but that can be played without miniatures. Players should be making meaningful and interesting decisions on every one of their limited turns. Opportunities for expansion and homebrew designs are many - most obviously, with more teams that players can choose from.



First Piecepack Miniatures Game

This game is a bit of a mess, but I have hopes the designer will clean it up post-contest.

The first time I tried to play this (with playtester Karl), we couldn't make sense of the rules. I had to ask designer Chris upwards of 20 rule-clarifying questions before I and playtester Paul could understand them and make a second attempt.

Once you do get going, this is a quick miniatures "skirmish" wargame. However, the amount of fuss necessary for setup, not to mention the considerable print-and-play, might outweigh the quick fun of the game for you. However, it might be some consolation that the print-and-play components look really cool.

If you're a fan of, say, Warhammer 40,000 and you're looking for something comparable to do with your piecepack (on a smaller scale, of course), I recommend you wait until Chris cleans up the game, and then give it a try. On the other hand, if you're a piecepacker in search of an intro to miniatures wargaming, something this game really, really wants to be, I can't recommend To Pieces.


We'll see!

--RonHaleEvans, Where No One Has Gamed Before, October 2018