ashes boxReady yourself for Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, the breathtaking first release in our newest expandable game system from acclaimed designer Isaac Vega.

Featuring visionary art by Fernanda Suarez, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn introduces the world of Argaia, where powerful Phoenixborn have saved humanity and now face off against each other to claim ultimate godhood.

Choose from six Phoenixborn in this set, using imaginative cards and custom dice to summon faithful allies, combine powerful spells, and outwit your opponents in a fast-paced back and forth barrage of well-crafted magic and strategic skill.

The game is now being manufactured, and is available for pre-order in the store. With an MSRP of $49.95, our special pre-order price of $34.95 is an unbelievable deal!

We'll be continually posting previews, info, videos and resources for this spectacular game over the next couple months right here at, but there is plenty of info available already. Check out the Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn game page for more details on the game. Download the game rules if you want to get the full scoop on the mechanics. And most importantly, pre-order immediately!

Ashes cards

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn brings a pile of unique twists to the customizable card game genre, putting the control of the powerful Phoenixborn into the hands of the players. Here are a few stand-outs:

  • Choose your first hand! The First Five mechanic allows players to start the game with five cards of their choice giving them a solid footing in the direction they intend their deck to work.
  • Use dice as resources! The Dice Pool mechanic gives players the resources that they need to bring out powerful spells and creatures moments after the game begins, while still offering an interesting array of powers on their own.
  • Unique back and forth gameplay! The Player Turns system allows players to choose their targets carefully and consistently plan their strategy around their opponent’s upcoming actions. Turns consist of short actions that keep players engaged and allow for adjustments in play as the round progresses.

Ashes cards

Ashes also offers 3 exciting ways to play, giving players endless variety inside 1 box:

  • Choose a deck and jump right in! 6 Phoenixborn included, each with a pre-built deck and assigned dice, lets you start playing quickly.
  • Build your own deck! With 247 cards and 40 custom dice included, this box alone contains billions of build options.
  • Draft a deck! A group of players can build customized decks together in minutes with the deck drafting rules.

Plaid Hat Games is thrilled to publish Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, which will provide hundreds of hours of fun and engaging gameplay to gamers everywhere. You can get in on the action now by pre-ordering Ashes today!


tortugatron commented:

I'm getting two! Anyone notice that the rule book says "her" instead of "his" like most? This doesn't bother me at all and is actually kind of refreshing.

Posted on 2015-04-09.

Laternal commented:

I think Dead of Winter had the same thing with "her" and its cool. And this game? Also cool.Cool Cool Cool.

Probably still not preordering and waiting for my FLGS to get it to cut down the shipping fees.

Posted on 2015-04-09.

mjje commented:

What about the Promo?

Posted on 2015-04-09.

Setharillius commented:

Anyone else get the idea they've been putting some effort into this one? :D
Looks great, y'all!

Posted on 2015-04-09.

lildrummahboi34 commented:

I'm also getting two!

I am really impressed with the press/advertising for this one. The art is simply gorgeous

Posted on 2015-04-09.

dspringer13 commented:

Plaid hat has snagged some of the best artists and graphic designers in the business it seems... great work guys...

I really wanted to help playtest this one but I was already on the summoner wars alliances playtest group and couldn't find the time to do both... I will be looking forward to this one though...

Posted on 2015-04-09.

schmots commented:

Posted on 2015-04-09.

draight commented:

The artwork is breathtaking. Does this look like a revamp of Dicemasters to anyone else? I actually don't really like how dicemasters plays out, but I am excited to see how this plays.
Looks great!

Posted on 2015-04-09.

schmots commented:

It's nothing like dice masters.

Posted on 2015-04-09.

BronyHeresy commented:

From what I read in the lore, this seems suspiciously like Highlander but with magic instead of swords.

Posted on 2015-04-09.

KalinaMarcin commented:

How does Focus1/Focus2 work? Is it used during a new instance of a spell deployment or when activating its ability?

Posted on 2015-04-10.

PatientNo742 commented:

If you've got 2 copies of the same Ready Spell in your Spellboard, Focus 1 triggers by activating one of these spells.
If you've got 3 copies of the same Ready Spell in your Spellboard, Focus 1 and 2 trigger by activating one of these spells.

Posted on 2015-04-10.

KalinaMarcin commented:

Ok, one more - any chance for cheaper shipping to Europe? I tried to pre-order to Poland and the shipping cost is 47$..

Posted on 2015-04-10.

dphiant commented:

any idea how long the pre-order is going to open for this?

Posted on 2015-04-12.

Berilon commented:

Yes shipping is unfortunately a little high even if you get to almost $200

Posted on 2015-04-13.

clockworkvan commented:

I have read the rules, preordered, and now I WANT THIS GAME!

Posted on 2015-04-18.

AvatarLoki commented:

I think I'm probably going to preorder this one :)
In fact, I'm thinking of getting two--one for myself, and one for a friend of mine who has a birthday in August. Concerning promo cards (which in this case are Dimona Odinstar and 3 copies of her exclusive unit), does anyone know if Plaid Hat's policy is to give you one promo per order that you place, or one promo per applicable item?

Posted on 2015-04-21.

Isaac Vega commented:

We would give you 1 promo set for each box you order. So if you order 2 copies you will get 2 copies of the Dimona Odinstar Promo set.

Posted on 2015-04-22.

AvatarLoki commented:

Cool. Thanks for replying, Isaac! (And I'll echo what others are saying--this game looks incredible, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!)

Posted on 2015-04-22.

JanE commented:

So no pre-orders to Europe? $50 shipping is just too much and you know it.

Will there be a solution?

Or you should just inform in the front page: "Our pre-orders are not EU Friendly." to prevent the evident disappointment.

Posted on 2015-04-24.

Youaintfknwithmydougie commented:

Preordered immediately after reading the rules.
Gameplay sounds amazing. My only worry is seemingly restrictive deck customization, but assume that will go away once seeing all the cards.

Question: I didn't see an itemized list of each card, name, and quantity. I ordered one, but are two necessary to enable mirror matches? If so, is it possible to add another copy to my preexisting order?

Posted on 2015-05-01.

Klaxas commented:

since there is only 1 copy of each phoenixborn, I assume 2 copies would be needed to play mirror.

Posted on 2015-05-07.

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