November 9, 2021 – Publisher Plaid Hat Games has announced a new story crafting game Familiar Tales. The massive $79.95 package is a cooperative deck-building fantasy adventure that has a required companion app. You are able to pre-order now with an expected release date of January 2022.

Sinister forces have cast down the royal family of a far-off kingdom, and now the future of the royal line rests entirely upon a wee infant. Her only protectors are a band of wizard’s familiars who have disappeared into the wilderness with their young charge. A sorcerous usurper’s fl hand stretches wide across the land — how can simple familiars save a child from such evil?

The game is designed by Jerry Hawthorne. He specializes in narrative games for all ages and has designed such titles as Mice & Mystics, Stuffed Fables, Comanauts, Aftermath, and now Familiar Tales. In addition to gaming, Jerry enjoys family life, cooking, the outdoors, animals, and art.

Get more details at the publisher’s dedicated pre-sale website.

About Familiar Tales Board Game

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.


  • 79-page, beautifully illustrated location book
  • 26 highly detailed miniatures by Chad Hoverter
  • Campaign journal pad
  • 4 familiar cards and familiar dashboards
  • 160 cards
  • Custom 12-sided die
  • 7 deckboxes
  • 90 tokens and markers
  • Limited edition token holder
  • Art by Vanessa Morales, Tregis, JJ Ariosa, Fajareka Setiawan, and Dan Smith
Familiar Tales Components

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