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Plaid Hat Games Announces Comanauts

July 28, 2018

Plaid Hat Games is pleased to announce Comanauts, the adventure book game of exploration and danger.

Designed by Jerry Hawthorne, the acclaimed designer of Mice and Mystics and Stuffed Fables, Comanauts is the second installment in the Adventure Book system.

This exciting game builds on the mechanics first introduced in Stuffed Fables, providing a new experience for more mature players. Race against time to revive Dr. Strobal by exploring his tormented mind. As players work together to uncover the secrets of the doctor’s subconscious, they will follow his inner child across eleven different Comazones. There they will attempt to locate and overcome the Inner Demon that holds Dr. Strobal hostage. Assume the role of 22 unique avatars as you explore the dangers and secrets of each world locked inside the doctor’s dream. Can you free Dr. Strobal from his own mind before it’s too late?

Plaid Hat Games Announces Guardians Card Game

July 13, 2018

Assemble the ultimate team and join the fight in Guardians, a game of super-powered battles for two or four players! The Guardians were once a network of legendary heroes that fought for peace and justice. They were influential in establishing InterGov, the world’s first global government. The Guardians chose to step aside so that InterGov could usher the world into a new age of peace and prosperity. Nearly three decades have passed, and new threats have emerged to challenge the peace these heroes fought for. A new generation of heroes must now rise and fight for the future!

In Guardians, players will choose and assemble a team of three unique heroes from the available roster of super-powered combatants. From there, players will gather each hero’s unique power and ultimate cards to form their own deck. The combinations are endless as you explore the strengths and abilities of each hero!

It’s up to you to assemble the ultimate team in Guardians and lead them to victory. Every hero has their own unique strengths and abilities, and to win the battle you’ll need to find the most optimal strategy for your team. We’ll have plenty of previews soon covering everything from deck construction to the phases of play and of course the heroes themselves!

Release Date for Crystal Clans Announced by Plaid Hat Games

Mar 3, 2018

For all those who have been (im)patiently waiting for Crystal Clans to appear before you, the time is near!

Crystal Clans will be released by Plaid Hat Games on March 29.

Crystal Clans will have a simultaneous international release in English, French, German, and Chinese.

In Crystal Clans, 2 players go to battle with unique armies. Leading their squads across the battlefield, players compete to gain powerful crystals which hold the power to dominate their world. Choose to command 1 of 6 clans, including the adaptable Water Clan, the peaceful Flower Clan, the relentless Skull Clan, the innumerable Blood Clan, the wise Meteor Clan or the unyielding Stone Clan.

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Stuffed Fables is Now Available in Retail

Feb 5, 2018

Stuffed Fables is now available at retailers!Stuffed Fables is an AdventureBook Game from Plaid Hat Games.

In an AdventureBook Game all of the action takes place in the unique storybook – a book that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board, all in one!

Sworn to protect the little girl that loves them, a group of stuffed toys has been drawn into the Fall, an otherworldly, fantastic realm ruled by a brooding master of nightmares.

Stuffed Fables is an unusual adventure game in which players take on the roles of brave stuffies seeking to save the child they love from a scheming, evil mastermind. Make daring melee attacks, leap across conveyor belts, or even steer a racing wagon down a peril-filled hill.

Stuffed Fables delivers a thrilling narrative driven by player choices. Players explore a world of wonder and danger, unlocking curious discoveries. The chapters of Stuffed Fables explore the many milestones of a child’s life, creating a memorable tale ideal for families, as well as groups of adults who haven’t forgotten their childlike sense of wonder.

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Plaid Hat Announces Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

Oct 1, 2017

From prolific designer Emerson Matsuuchi comes the next thrilling installment in the Specter Ops universe. Return to the innovative and engaging hidden movement game play of the original Specter Ops: Shadow of Babel with Specter Ops: Broken Covenant!

In Specter Ops: Broken Covenant, a lone A.R.K. agent must attempt to infiltrate a  scientific facility hidden away deep within the jungles of South America and long abandoned by Raxxon.  With the help of advanced equipment supplied by A.R.K., as well as their own unique ability, they must retrieve three mission targets and escape. Each turn, the agent player will secretly mark their position on the game board as they work their way closer to the mission targets scattered throughout the facility . In addition to equipment cards and unique ability, the agent can use a series of supply caches on-site to complete their objective.

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Plaid Hat Games Announces Stuffed Fables, Cooperative Story and Game System

August 19, 2017

Plaid Hat Games is proud to announce their latest epic experience – Stuffed Fables –a cooperative story and game system lovingly crafted by Jerry Hawthorne, designer of Mice and Mystics.

Stuffed Fables is a StoryBoard Game – an exciting new product line from Plaid Hat Games.

In a StoryBoard Game all of the action takes place in the unique storybook – a book that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board, all in one!

Sworn to protect the little girl that loves them, a group of stuffed toys has been drawn into the Fall, an otherworldly, fantastic realm ruled by a brooding master of nightmares.

Stuffed Fables is an unusual adventure game in which players take on the roles of brave stuffies seeking to save the child they love from a scheming, evil mastermind. Make daring melee attacks, leap across conveyor belts, or even steer a racing wagon down a peril-filled hill.

Stuffed Fables delivers a thrilling narrative driven by player choices. Players explore a world of wonder and danger, unlocking curious discoveries. The chapters of Stuffed Fablesexplore the many milestones of a child’s life, creating a memorable tale ideal for families, as well as groups of adults who haven’t forgotten their childlike sense of wonder.

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Each adventure in Stuffed Fables takes place over several pages of the immersive Storybook. The book opens flat onto the table to reveal a colorful map or other illustration central to playing the game, with choices, story, and special rules on the opposite page.

On her turn, a player draws 5 dice from the bag. The colors of the dice drawn determine the types of actions and options available to the player. As turns go by, black dice are also drawn, and after enough appear, minions emerge or attack, and the dice bag is reset!

White dice can re-stuff stuffies injured in battle. Red dice perform melee attacks while green dice perform ranged attacks. Yellow dice search while blue dice are used for special actions and purple dice can be used as any color. Most dice can always find a strategic use, including moving, using items, or contributing to group tasks. Store dice for later, combine dice for stronger actions or use them one-at-a-time for multiple activations.

Players can encourage each other by sharing dice or their precious stuffing. In addition to fighting minions, each page of the storybook offers numerous points of interest, charming characters to interact or trade with, as well as many unusual challenges. And each page is but one chapter that folds into a branching, overarching story with a multitude of items and a special discovery deck full of surprises.

Raxxon Evacuation Kits Appearing in the Wild – New Dead of Winter Game On The Horizon?

July 13, 2017

The Dead of Winter Universe keeps growing and growing! A new Dead of Winter game is being teased using mysterious packages and a website for Raxxon Pharmaceuticals.

An unannounced new game linked to Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega’s zombie survival hit has begun to pop up on Twitter and Facebook, with a number of people that are in some way linked to the franchise posting images of a ‘Raxxon survival/evacuation kit’.

The image of these kits clearly shows a black box that describes “A game by J. Arthur Ellis” (who manages the play testing for publisher Plaid Hat Games) and features the words “Set in the world of Dead of Winter”.

The boxes come complete with a letter from Raxxon Pharmaceuticals, stating “Raxxon invites you to partner with us and save the human race”.

website for Raxxon has also appeared, teasing team members and making reference to a zombie outbreak. A link at the bottom of the site links to a fake command line interface, which requests a password and displays Bloody Munchies, the cereal from the Dead of Winter when left to idle. Using the link and the password, bloodymunchies, then accesses a directory of files, none of which grant more details on the new game. There are, however, further easter eggs if you dig into the files or leave the unlocked command line to idle again.

Surely we will hear more about this mysterious new game sooner, rather than later, with GenCon right around the corner.

Plaid Hat Games Previews The Lone Wolf for Warring Colonies

June 5th, 2017

Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies provides new ways to play and expand upon Dead of Winter and Dead of Winter: The Long Night.

Last week they looked at the latest characters and items, and before that they examined the gameplay features and accompanying objectives of the Warring Colonies variant for 4-11 players.

Today they are previewing one final exciting aspect of Warring Colonies: the Lone Wolf.

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The Lone Wolf is added when playing the Warring Colonies variant with an odd number of players.  The Lone Wolf player belongs to neither colony and is equipped with her own unique objectives and set of mission cards, as well as a home: the Lone Wolf Den.  The Lone Wolf Den acts as a simplified version of a colony where the Lone Wolf must store her food, manage the waste pile, and keep morale in check.

The Lone Wolf player’s turn takes place first each round, before other players take their simultaneous turns, and follows most normal rules for player actions.  While the Lone Wolf player is not directly tied to the immediate conflicts and concerns of the two colonies, she is allowed to contribute towards the joint crisis and participate in combats as best suits her interests.  When a Lone Wolf player controls a survivor at a location where a combat is about to take place, she has a choice.  She can run away or participate in the combat, choosing a side to support.

Though working in solitude, the Lone Wolf does not play a game of solitaire. The choices and actions made by the Lone Wolf will impact each game of Warring Colonies in exciting and unexpected ways.  Whether fighting for colony or an isolated den you call home, Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies brings new threats and challenges to chilling world of Dead of Winter.

Dead of Winter Warring Colonies requires a Dead of Winter base set to play, and requires both Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game and Dead of Winter: The Long Night to play the warring colonies variant and the lone wolf module.