We are proud to announce that some games from the Plaid Hat Games library were nominated for major board game awards yesterday!

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game was nominated for Game of the Year by both The Origins Awards and The Dice Tower Awards.

Additionally, Dead of Winter received nominations from the Dice Tower Awards for Best Game Theming and Most Innovative Game.

Finally, Downwood Tales, the large-box Mice and Mystics expansion, received a nomination for Best Game Expansion from the Dice Tower Awards.

Congratulations to the other well-deserving nominees! We look forward to the announcements of the winners for these awards.

Mice and Mystics: Downwood Tales is a box chock full of adventure and whimsy. Meet frogs, turtles, rabbits, the wise sages - the three blind mice, ride leaves like parachutes out of the trees and much, much, much more. Downwood Tales gives you multiple playable characters, new villains, new minions, tiles, a ton of new mechanics, equipment, new story arcs and more! New to this big box expansion is the gecko named Jakobe and he's not your run-of-the-mill gecko, he's a smooth operator, a ranger of the forest, a lizard for hire who is leading our heroes through some of the greatest dangers they will ever face! With more fun elements than you can shake your tail at, Downwood Tales is the next exciting installment in the Mice & Mystics world! Click here to order Downwood Tales from the PlaidHatGames.com store.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game is an experience that can only be accomplished through the medium of tabletop games. It is a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colony's morale up. Dead of Winter has players making frequent, difficult, heavily-thematic, wildly-varying decisions, that often have them deciding between what is best for the colony and what is best for themselves. Click here to order Dead of Winter (on back-order) from the PlaidHatGames.com store.