Plaid Hat Games Previews Shadow Clan for Crystal Clans

There are plenty of people out there that are afraid of the dark. There’s generally nothing to worry about it. That bump was nothing. That creek was also nothing. That blood-curdling scream and disembodied children’s laughter was also nothing.
In this preview, we get a look at the Shadow Clan for Crystal Clans.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Crystal Clans Previews

Plaid Hat Games has a lot to show off for Crystal Clans. They’ve got an in-depth look at the Puppy Clan… I mean Doggo Clan… I mean Puppers Clan… I mean Fang Clan. They’re also happy to announce another pair of clans for the game, the Fire and Light clans.
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Plaid Hat Game Posts New Ashes Preview

Two new decks are coming out soon for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn from Plaid Hat Games. They’ve given us a look at one of the decks. Now it’s time to check out the other. Get yourself a peek at Sembali Grimtongue and all the things she’s capable of doing.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Shadow Clan For Crystal Clans

I… I’m attacking the darkness!
In this case, that’s not such a silly saying, as Plaid Hat Games is looking to expand your options in Crystal Clans with the Shadow (The Shadow! The Shadow!) Clan. But what do these sneaky rogues bring to the battlefield? In this preview, we get an in-depth look at just that.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Ashes Preview

Two new decks are soon to be hitting shelves for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. What new options will be made available? What new characters can you play? In this preview, we get a small taste of both of those. Harold Westraven is the Phoenixborn in Darmas, and it’s his deck and play style that we get a look at in this article.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Fang Clan For Crystal Clans

Well, I mean, just shy of a bear clan, I would want to be part of the puppy clan in Crystal Clans. Though I’m not entirely sure the Fang Clan appreciates being called the puppy clan… maybe they’d be ok with doggo clan? I don’t know. But these clan members are more than the happy scrappy hero pups, they’re wolf warriors, and we get a preview of them here today.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Starship Samurai Preview

A good military relies on accurate, appropriate, and quickly-issued orders. How can you take on the enemy with disarray as your military strategy? That’s never going to work. In this preview of Starship Samurai, Plaid Hat Games gives us a look at how Orders work in the game, and how choosing the right order at the right time will make all the difference.
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Plaid Hat Posts New Starship Samurai Preview

Plaid Hat Games recently announced that they were coming out with a new sci-fi board game called Starship Samurai. And, I mean, it’s giant robots fighting in outer space, so you know it’s got my attention. But the giant robots, alone, aren’t enough to make me want to get the game. I need to know more. I need to know how it plays. Thankfully, that’s just what Plaid Hat is giving us a little preview of today.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Sembali and Harold For Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

The Phoenixborn are everything in Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (they’re kind of right there in the name), and two new ones will soon be joining the ranks. These new expansions bring a wealth of new options for players when creating their decks, and offer new strategies and tactics for those looking to try something different. Get a look at them in this preview from Plaid Hat.
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Plaid Hat Previews New Hunters From Broken Covenant

Plaid Hat Games is coming out with a new expansion for Specter Ops. It’s called Broken Covenant and it’s adding a lot more possible units for players to use in the game. In this preview, we get a look at 4 new Hunters. Each one is perfectly equipped for their chosen task.
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Plaid Hat Previews New Hunters for Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

In the cyberpunk sci-fi world of Specter Ops, Hunters come in all shapes and sizes. Each one has honed their skills and augmented their bodies for peak performance of their assigned tasks. In Broken Covenant, four new Hunters will step up to find out what’s going on with Raxxon’s history, and make sure the public knows. In this preview, we get a look at those Hunters.
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Four New Factions Announced for Crystal Clans

The ancient crystals bestow great power to the one that can find, capture, and control them. Such a prize has many groups hunting after it. In the case of Crystal Clans, four new factions, the Shadow, Fang, Feather, and Leaf Clans are getting set to hit the field of battle. In this preview from Plaid Hat, get a quick overview of what each will bring to the fight.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Specter Ops: Broken Covenant Preview

The world of Specter Ops is a rather dangerous one. The workings of Raxxon go way back and its roots are deep. The world is expanding out with a new stand-alone sequel called Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. Plaid Hat Games has posted up a preview, giving you an opportunity to see what exactly will be changed and added (at least, some of them). Have yourself a look.
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Plaid Hat Games Announces Starship Samurai Board Game

Space is vast… and you want to control it all! Plaid Hat Games has announced a new area management game called Starship Samurai. In it, players are in control of their own clan and must utilize their vast armadas in order to control the most and best parts of the galaxy.
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Crystal Clans Now Available

There are stones out there that are filled with power. These magic crystals are heavily fought over, each clan wanting them for their very own. Take control of one of these clans and prove that yours is the mightiest of them all. At least, that’s the plan in Crystal Clans, the new card game available now from Plaid Hat Games.
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Review Roundup

Here we are back on Saturday. Hard to believe it’s as late as it is already. Day just seems to be flying by. If there’s any day of the week that I usually hope “drags on,” it’s Saturday. But not so today. I’ve been up since 3:15am (that’s just what time my brain decided to be awake this morning), and can’t believe how late it already is. But, one of the last things I really need to get done is get you those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week, we have: HEXploreit: The Forest of Adrimon, The First Steps of Calais, Vinyl, Mobster Metropolis, Rise of Moloch, Lotus iOS, Manhattan, Empires, Stuffed Fables, Hellapagos, Bunny Kingdom, The Fox in the Forest, and Burning Suns.

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Plaid Hat Games Announces Seasoned Stuffies Variant For Stuffed Fables

Many of you out there have had a chance to give Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games a try. You and your friends have taken on the role of stuffed animals who look to keep their little girl safe from all the things that go bump in the night. Perhaps, though, you’ve found the challenges aren’t as challenging as you’d hoped. Well, things are about to get tougher. The new Seasoned Stuffies variant rules gives well-seasoned players ways to up the difficulty and challenge in their game via several alternative and extra rules. You can download your copy of this new variant now.
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Review Roundup

You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, “Whoah! It’s already 7pm!! How’d that happen!?!” Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head… Ok, no voices in my head, but I did get started on various things, then realized that goddamn, it was late! So you didn’t get your reviews yesterday. So I’m making up for it by posting them early today. Don’t worry, this won’t become a regular thing.

Anyway, today we have: Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh, Zombicide: Green Horde, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Listit, Draconis Invasion, Dice Throne, Palm Island, City of Gears, Stuffed Fables, Pandemic: Rising Tide, V-Commandos: Secret Weapons, Planet of the Apes, Indian Summer, When I Dream, and Gaia Project.

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Plaid Hat Announces Release Date for Crystal Clans

Crystal Clans is Plaid Hat Games’ upcoming strategic card game. It will put players in control of their own forces as they look to battle against their opponents, with the goal to be controlling the powerful crystals that grant immense power to those that wield them. Many of you have been waiting for this game to hit store shelves. Well, you’ve got just about a month left to wait. It’ll be available March 29th.
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New Story Released For Stuffed Fables

Well, Stuffed Fables has been released, and it seems the big reaction to it has been, “this is amazing! We want more!” Well, Plaid Hat Games is here to oblige. They’ve created a new, stand-alone story for the game that you can download and add to your storybook now.
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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday!
And I’m finally mostly over being sick. You never realize just how much you are thankful that you can breathe through your nose or take a couple breaths without coughing until that’s exactly the opposite of how you’re doing. Ah well. While I groove along to The Guess Who (because why not?), let’s get you some gaming reviews.

This week, we’ve got: 51st State Master Set, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters, Arkon, Pockety Odyssey, Noises at Night, Siege Storm, Rambo: the Board Game, Hardback, Voodoo, Palette Swap, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Pryamids, Kingsburg (2nd Edition), Crossfire, Through the Desert (Euro Classics Edition), Nemesis, Bad Squiddo Games Onna-bugeisha, and Test of Honour: Ninjas of Iga Warband.

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Stuffed Fables Now Available

Stuffed Fables is now available.
That could just be the whole crux of the story, and that’d be fine. But Plaid Hat Games went one further. They’ve also posted up a video on their site about the psychology of playing board games, and they got a real professor of psychology to talk about it with.
But yeah, you can get your copy of the game now.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts Stuffed Fables Overview

It’s been a bit since we got our last Stuffed Fables look from Plaid Hat. I know a lot of you have been excitedly waiting for more news. Well, in this instance, they’re giving you quite a bit. They’ve posted up a video overview of the game that you can check out. They’re also letting people know that the game will hit store shelves February 1st.
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Plaid Hat Posts New Stuffed Fables Preview

Games rarely go from first concept to print without a whole ton of changes in the middle. With each change, the game gets more refined, streamlined, and better. In this preview of Stuffed Fables, James Hawthorne, the game’s designer, goes over where the game started and where it’s come, both visually and mechanics-wise.
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Plaid Hat Posts How-to-Play Video for Stuffed Fables

The release of Stuffed Fables grows ever-closer. People are excited to try out taking on the role of those snuggly characters and head into the dream world to protect their dreamer. You know who else is snuggly? Rodney Smith. He’s created a how-to-play video of the game and Plaid Hat has posted it up on their website. Check it out.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Villains from Stuffed Fables

The plushie characters in Stuffed Fables are protecting their sleeping girl from being harmed. But what are they protecting her from, exactly? What are these dangers out there? Well, they’re Crepitus (brother of The Man in the Moon) and his army of minions. In this preview from Plaid Hat, get a look at them, so you can know what you’re confronting each night.
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Asmodee Launches Holiday Sale

So, it’s come to this…
We all knew they’d show up eventually. Well, they’re here. Asmodee looks to be leading the group, having launched their Holiday sale. And, being Asmodee, it’s not just them, but all their subsidiaries like Z-Man, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, and others. And, you know, I’m a big fan of getting holiday shopping done ahead of time, especially ordering online. You order. It shows up. You’re done. Simple.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Stitch for Stuffed Fables

Many of us have had a stuffed animal that got loved to the point of needing some repairs. Hugs and cuddles can lead to requiring some stitching or a new panel sewn on. But such damage might not have been due to hugs, but to the nightly battles that the plushie fought to protect you while you slept. In Stuffed Fables, one such plushie is named Stitch. We get a preview of them here from Plaid Hat Games.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Lumpy For Stuffed Fables

In Stuffed Fables, players take on the role of stuffed animals, going on adventures in the night. The game uses an innovative game book that not only gives you the rules for the various encounters and scenarios, but also acts as the map. It has been garnering a lot of attention since its announcement, and Plaid Hat’s previews are always eagerly-anticipated. Well, here’s another for you, in which we get a look at another of the cuddly crusaders. This time, it’s Lumpy.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Stuffed Fables Preview

Stuffed Fables is a new type of storytelling game where the game book, itself, is the scene for all the action. Players will move their figures on the book’s pages, even as it tells them how the scenarios they’re playing goes. But how does that all work, exactly? In this preview, Plaid Hat Games tells us just how these mechanics work on the game table.
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Plaid Hat Games Announces Specter Ops: Broken Covenant

The original Specter Ops game was just the beginning. Plaid Hat Games has announced that they’re expanding the universe with their next game, Specter Ops: Broken Covenant. You must decide for yourself whether humans are at their best when they’re free, or if having total control over their lives is in their best interest. Check out this new preview and see what you can expect in this new chapter.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts October Release Dates

We’re just a couple days away from October. That means a whole new set of releases coming soon from Plaid Hat Games. But what, exactly, is coming out? And when will it be available? All your questions will be answered. (well… those two questions, at least… But not, like, anything really metaphysical… You’re gonna have to go elsewhere for those answers)
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