PLAID HAT GAMES - HISTORY

Plaid Hat Games is an American board game studio, founded in 2009. The company was created by Colby Dauch, who started Plaid Hat Games to publish his designs for Summoner Wars. Dauch reinvested the money from this project into the games and contributions of people who he believed in, thus allowing the Plaid Hat Games brand to grow. Since then, the publisher have releases some board gaming classics, including Mice & Mystics and the award-winning Dead of Winter series. The base game in this series won two categories at the 2014 Golden Geek Awards. In 2015, Plaid Hat Games was acquired by F2Z Entertainment and is now a part of the ever-growing Asmodee Group. Their latest release is the first entry in their storytelling series: Stuffed Fables

PLAID HAT GAMES - LIBRARY

Some of our most popular board games have come from Plaid Hat Games. The game series that they are perhaps most known for is Dead of Winter. Designed by Isaac Vegra and Jon Gilmour, Dead of Winter is known as a crossroads game. Players work together towards a common victory condition,  however each player also has a secret condition which they must complete to win. Another acclaimed game from Plaid Hat Games is SeaFall. This is a legacy game which was designed by Rob Daviau, which means the board, cards and rules will be changed as players progress through their campaign. Other favourites from the publisher include the Summoner Wars series, Mice & Mystics and Spectre Ops. The company have just launched their storytelling series with Stuffed Fables.

PLAID HAT GAMES - HISTORY

Plaid Hat Games is an American board game studio, founded in 2009. The company was created by Colby Dauch, who started Plaid Hat Games to publish his designs for Summoner Wars. Dauch reinvested the money from this project into the games and contributions of people who he believed in, thus allowing the Plaid Hat Games brand to grow. Since then, the publisher have releases some board gaming classics, including Mice & Mystics and the award-winning Dead of Winter series. The base game in this series won two categories at the 2014 Golden Geek Awards. In 2015, Plaid Hat Games was acquired by F2Z Entertainment and is now a part of the ever-growing Asmodee Group. Their latest release is the first entry in their storytelling series: Stuffed Fables

PLAID HAT GAMES - LIBRARY

Some of our most popular board games have come from Plaid Hat Games. The game series that they are perhaps most known for is Dead of Winter. Designed by Isaac Vegra and Jon Gilmour, Dead of Winter is known as a crossroads game. Players work together towards a common victory condition,  however each player also has a secret condition which they must complete to win. Another acclaimed game from Plaid Hat Games is SeaFall. This is a legacy game which was designed by Rob Daviau, which means the board, cards and rules will be changed as players progress through their campaign. Other favourites from the publisher include the Summoner Wars series, Mice & Mystics and Spectre Ops. The company have just launched their storytelling series with Stuffed Fables.

PLAID HAT GAMES - THEIR VISION

According to their official website, Plaid Hat Games suggest that the following points make a great board game:

  1. A great game is fun.
  2. A great game creates opportunity for you to make interesting, engaging and challenging decisions that affect the outcome of the game in your favour.
  3. A great game allows you to directly engage the other players at the table.
  4. A great game is thematic - "It is our belief that games should tell stories. They should draw players into their exciting worlds and put them in adventurous roles."
  5. A great game is unique - "We realise that unique might be in the eye of the beholder, but we like to believe that we are bringing something fresh to the table with each of our games.
  6. A great game is pretty - "And by pretty, we mean it should look like something that excites you and makes you want to play it."

Specter Ops: Broken Covenant Review

By Ben Garry | 04/09/2018

Specter Ops: Broken Covenant is the first standalone expansion for Emerson Matsuuchi’s original Specter Ops game. Is it worth your time? Find out today.

Specter Ops Review

By Brian Cairns | 31/10/2017

Spectre Ops – Shadow of Babel, to use it’s full title, is a hidden movement game from Plaid Hat Games for two to five players. See more in our review.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Review

By Steve Arnott | 11/10/2017

Dead of Winter, by Plaid Hat Hames is lot of fun, very thematic, and high on the table-talk scale. Find out more in our review.

Stuffed Fables Review

By Nick Welford | 09/02/2018

Stuffed Fables charms and awes with it’s engaging story, and escalating gameplay. It’s a journey that will win over adults and children alike.

Dead of Winter: The Long Night Review

By Rob Crosbie | 12/04/2017

he premise of ‘Dead Of Winter: The Long Night’ and is a bleak one, as you and your friends try to build your camp & survive the new future.

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DEAD OF WINTER

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Survival really is the watchword in Dead of Winter. The game relentlessly pursues your mind, body and soul. Every round is a fevered quest for the supplies you need to satisfy the current crisis. Dead of Winter is lot of fun, very thematic, and high on the table-talk scale. 

MICE & MYSTICS

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Mice & Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to save an imperiled kingdom. They will face countless adversaries such as rats, cockroaches, and spiders, and of course the greatest of all horrors: the castle's housecat, Brodie. 

STUFFED FABLES

£42.75Add to basket

Stuffed Fables' story book is absolutely huge. Most pages contain a playing 'board' on the left page and a mini choose your own adventure story on the right page. The quality of the art work and writing is top drawer, and keeps both adult and child engaged in the game.

RISE OF THE PHEONIXBORN

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In Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, a two-player expandable card game, players take on the roles of Phoenixborns, demi-gods and protectors of this world. These characters are the great saviours of their civilisations. Before they came into existence, the humans were plagued by monsters like chimeras that took away their lands and forced them to live in walled-off cities.

BROKEN COVENANT

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Specter Ops: Broken Covenant is the first standalone game set in the Specter Ops universe (created by Emerson Matsuuchi) that puts two to five players in the middle of a war that's fought in the shadows. Corporate secrets linger within the corridors of Raxxon's abandoned headquarters and, even though the base is empty, it is not forgotten. Add this to your collection today!

CRYSTAL CLANS

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In every game of Crystal Clans, you go to battle with unique armies, seeking to outmanoeuvre your opponent and lead your squad to victory. Six clans stand ready to battle for dominance, including the adaptable Water Clan, the peaceful Flower Clan, the relentless Skull Clan, the innumerable Blood Clan, the wise Meteor Clan, and the unyielding Stone Clan. Can you fulfil your destiny?

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DoD: THE LONG NIGHT

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Dead of Winter: The Long Night is a standalone expansion for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game that introduces the Raxxon location where horrible experiments will spill out into the town unless players can contain them. The game has players at a new colony location trying to survive with new survivors against brand new challenges. Can you handle being raided by members of other colonies?

SW: ALLIANCES MASTER SET

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The Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set is the ultimate Summoner Wars experience. Containing eight new faction decks, all playable right out of the box, a neoprene battlefield, wound markers and dice needed for play, and a storage solution that keeps your whole Summoner Wars collection together and organised. This is the new high water mark in the Summoner Wars game world.

THE GHOST GUARDIAN

£14.99Out Of Stock

Death has given Rimea Careworn sight beyond sight. Her eyes now burn forever with visions of the Spirit World, where the souls of the dead test the boundaries of eternity, hungering to be free. Rimea has returned to the world of the living, and she now leads an army of lost souls to reclaim the city of Shadowreck! She will not stop until those responsible pay for their crimes, so her ancestor spirits at at peace.

DEAD OF WINTER

£52.49Add to basket

Survival really is the watchword in Dead of Winter. The game relentlessly pursues your mind, body and soul. Every round is a fevered quest for the supplies you need to satisfy the current crisis. Dead of Winter is lot of fun, very thematic, and high on the table-talk scale.

£52.49Add to basket

MICE & MYSTICS

£59.49Add to basket

Mice & Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to save an imperiled kingdom. They will face countless adversaries such as rats, cockroaches, and spiders, and of course the greatest of all horrors: the castle's housecat, Brodie. 

£59.49Add to basket

STUFFED FABLES

£42.75Add to basket

Stuffed Fables' story book is absolutely huge. Most pages contain a playing 'board' on the left page and a mini choose your own adventure story on the right page. The quality of the art work and writing is top drawer, and keeps both adult and child engaged in the game.

£42.75Add to basket

RISE OF THE PHEONIXBORN

£36.86Out Of Stock

In Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, a two-player expandable card game, players take on the roles of Phoenixborns, demi-gods and protectors of this world. These characters are the great saviours of their civilisations. Before they came into existence, the humans were plagued by monsters like chimeras that took away their lands and forced them to live in walled-off cities.

£36.86Out Of Stock

BROKEN COVENANT

£32.64Out Of Stock

Specter Ops: Broken Covenant is the first standalone game set in the Specter Ops universe (created by Emerson Matsuuchi) that puts two to five players in the middle of a war that's fought in the shadows. Corporate secrets linger within the corridors of Raxxon's abandoned headquarters and, even though the base is empty, it is not forgotten. Add this to your collection today!

£32.64Out Of Stock

CRYSTAL CLANS

£27.23Out Of Stock

In every game of Crystal Clans, you go to battle with unique armies, seeking to outmanoeuvre your opponent and lead your squad to victory. Six clans stand ready to battle for dominance, including the adaptable Water Clan, the peaceful Flower Clan, the relentless Skull Clan, the innumerable Blood Clan, the wise Meteor Clan, and the unyielding Stone Clan. Can you fulfil your destiny?

£27.23Out Of Stock

THE LONG NIGHT

£55.45Add to basket

Dead of Winter: The Long Night is a standalone expansion for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game that introduces the Raxxon location where horrible experiments will spill out into the town unless players can contain them. The game has players at a new colony location trying to survive with new survivors against brand new challenges. Can you handle being raided by members of other colonies?

£55.45Add to basket

SM: ALLIANCES MASTER SET

£54.99Add to basket

The Summoner Wars Alliances Master Set is the ultimate Summoner Wars experience. Containing eight new faction decks, all playable right out of the box, a neoprene battlefield, wound markers and dice needed for play, and a storage solution that keeps your whole Summoner Wars collection together and organised. This is the new high water mark in the Summoner Wars game world.

£54.99Add to basket

THE GHOST GUARDIAN

£14.99Out Of Stock

Death has given Rimea Careworn sight beyond sight. Her eyes now burn forever with visions of the Spirit World, where the souls of the dead test the boundaries of eternity, hungering to be free. Rimea has returned to the world of the living, and she now leads an army of lost souls to reclaim the city of Shadowreck! She will not stop until those responsible pay for their crimes, so her ancestor spirits at at peace.