Have you ever wanted to take on the role of a wizard’s trusted companion and shape the world through raising a young child out in the wilderness with up to four of your friends? Well now you can with Plaid Hat Games newly announced board game Familiar Tales! In this narrative board game, you become one of the wizard’s faithful familiars tasked with the role of protecting a young child from the sinister powers that want her dead to take full control of the throne that her family once reigned from. For ages 8+ and taking around 45 minutes or so to complete, this game will have you and your friends weave a new tale of what the princess’ legacy will be.
Familiar Tales is an exciting narrative game where players take on the roles of a wizard’s familiars, entrusted with saving and raising a displaced princess. They must keep her safe from the evil forces that would see her dead, but when it comes to children, it is not enough to merely survive! The familiars know that every choice they make will affect the young one in their care. If they are victorious and the throne is reclaimed, what kind of woman will sit upon it?
Players will explore a massive world through the pages of a fantastical story book, filled with branching paths and memorable characters. Fight off enemies and explore the many nooks and crannies of an enchanted world. Experience a professionally narrated, fully scored, decade-spanning fantasy epic. Easily downloadable for both Mac and Windows, this browser-based app is required to play Familiar Tales. Think of it as an automated game master and storyteller! The app also features a digital, searchable rulebook.
An innovative card play system allows players to level up their familiars by building and customizing their skill decks. Players will use their skill cards to perform all manner of exciting actions throughout their campaign. Collect resources on your travels to craft powerful items, weapons and armor. Familiars will need to use these resources to care for the child and make sure the wee babe is content, or else something… strange… may happen.
Can’t wait to defeat the evil that lies in the woods and see the princess to her rightful throne? Then good news! You can preorder Familiar Tales right now from the Plaid Hat Games storefront. In the mean time however, for more news about Familiar Tales or anything else in the gaming sphere, stay right here on Gaming Trend.
Kenny Tripoli is a Tabletop Editor for Gaming Trend. He pursued an English Degree because of his interest for stories and all narrative works. He loves any story he can get. Whether it be books and movies, or videogames and tabletop, all are unique to him and should be shared with everyone.