Familiar Tales from Plaid Hat Games

November 23, 2021 - 11:02am

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Familiar Tales is a cooperative, deckbuilding, fantasy adventure coming soon from Plaid Hat Games. It’s designed by Jerry Hawthorne (known for Mice and Mystics, Stuffed Fables, Tail Feathers, and Aftermath) and features art by Vanessa Morales, Tregis, JJ Ariosa, Fajareka Setiawan, and Dan Smith.

The players are four magical familiars who protect a child from evil as they grow up over more than a decade, with events through the story impacted by player decisions, affecting who the child eventually becomes. Characters grow and improve with each play session as character-specific cards improve the familiars. Unique gameplay also allows all characters to stay in play irrespective of player count. Interactions with the world are done through a fully narrated (with professional voice actors), online app.

The game supports 1-4 players, aged 8+, and each play session lasts roughly 45 minutes. Familiar Tales is currently available for pre-order on the Plaid Hat Games website and includes a limited time “Forager’s Market” supply tray for those lucky enough to snag copies from the first print run.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games