Plaid Hat Games Announces Neon Gods Board Game

You know, back in the 70s and 80s, we had a much different idea of what the 2000s were going to be like. I mean, we’re less than a year and a half from 2020, and yet, I don’t think baseball is going to be like Super Baseball 2020 that I used to play on my Super Nintendo. But what if it was much more like that? The neon, the corporate takeovers, the flying cars, the gang warfare? That’s the future that Plaid Hat Games sets their Neon Gods board game in.
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Plaid Hat Games Announces Guardians Card Game

The Guardians are elite super-soldiers, each with their own unique style, equipment, and specialties. And they helped created the new world government. But 30 years have passed, and the Guardians are being called upon again. That’s the story behind Guardians, a new card game for 2-4 players coming from Plaid Hat Games.
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Plaid Hat Announces Two New Decks For Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Plaid Hat Games is wasting no time with Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. They just finished the previews for the last pair of decks, and they’re moving on to the next. They are the King of Titans and Ghost Guardians decks. Get a look at them in this preview.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Ashes Preview

All good things must come to an end. And this is the final Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn preview… … that is, until the next couple decks get announced for release. Yes, in this preview, we get a look at some more angelic cards coming in the The Spirits of Memora set. Take a look for yourself.
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Plaid Hat Posts New Leaf Clan Preview for Crystal Clans

A whole new pack of Clans is about to hit for Crystal Clans from Plaid Hat Games. And they want to make sure you know what you’ll be getting into. In case you’re diving into the raked-up pile of leaves that is the Leaf Clan (because who doesn’t love jumping into a pile of leaves?), you can check out this last preview before you take that plunge.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Ashes Preview

Bats and Vampires. They just go together. In the upcoming Demons of Darmas deck for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Harold is a new vampire that you can play. So, of course, one of the things he can do is summon a swarm of bats. Check out how they work, along with a pair of blood magic spells that he will also be able to cast in this preview.
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Plaid Hat Games Previews Feather Clan for Crystal Clans

Birds of a feather flock together.
It means that like-minded people will tend to congregate. It also means you shouldn’t mess with birds, because then you’ve got a whole world of hurt coming down on you. And that’s what’s happening with the Feather Clan for Crystal Clans. In this preview, we get a look at some of the units they’re going to be getting and how they work together.
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Plaid Hat Games Posts New Ashes Preview

Plaid Hat Games continues their Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn previews with a look at Sembali’s deck. We’ve seen the vampiric stuff in Harold’s, now it’s on to the divine counter.
… But really, all I can think about is the cute raccoon-guy in a hood.
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Plaid Hat Previews Leaf Clan for Crystal Clans

Be my druidess.
Be my everything.
Considering the rest of the lyrics of that song, I should probably stop there.
I’m not sure how much Type O Negative they listen to in the world of Crystal Clans, but I have a feeling that might be a song that the Leaf Clan jams out to often. Get a look at these wardens of the forest in this preview.
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Plaid Hat Previews New Vampiric Cards Coming To Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Bleh! Bleh! I vant to suck your bluud! Bleh!
Ok, so that’s kinda campy, but new vampiric cards are making their way to Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn. How will these immortals change the game? Read on to find out.
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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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