- Category: News
- Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:52
- Written by Helena Tzioti
Plaid Hat Games is proud to announce our 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 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.
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.
The game is available for pre-order for $59.95 and is demoed at Gen Con 50