Plaid Hat Games recently announced that it will release Stuffed Fables, a cooperative story and game system designed by Jerry Hawthorne. The game takes place in a unique storybook that acts as rules, story guide, and game board.
Plaid Hat Games describes the game flow in a recent press release:
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.
Stuffed Fables is available to pre-order for $59.95 on Plaid Hat Games’ website. Stay tuned for more board game news on Gaming Trend.
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