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Battle for the crystals in Plaid Hat Games' new 2-player game!

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game boxChoose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans!

Crystal Clans is a new 2-player expandable battle game from Plaid Hat Games by designer Andrea Mezzotero with additional design by Colby Dauch and J. Arthur Ellis. Featuring stunning art by Martin Abel, Crystal Clans is a breath of fresh air, engaging players with a captivating world and fascinating new gameplay mechanics.

Go to battle with 1 of 6 powerful and unique armies and lead your squads across the battlefield, competing to gain powerful crystals which hold the power to dominate their world.

game setup

The 6 featured clans in the base game include the adaptable Water Clan, the peaceful Flower Clan, the relentless Skull Clan, the innumerable Blood Clan, the wise Meteor Clan or the unyielding Stone Clan. Your clan will march into the crystal zones and defeat your foe.


Crystal Clans features an array of brand new game mechanics designed by new game designer Andrea Mezzotero, including:

  • Actions taken with a back-and-forth initiative system. The more you do on your turn, the more you opponent gets to do on hers.
  • Stack your units together into squads, carefully choosing their order and moving the squad together.
  • Each card in your deck can be used either as a unit on the battlefield or as a battle card, adding surprise to each encounter.
  • Earn the power of magic crystals that pave the path to victory with their magical powers that have their own impact on the battle.


The first clan to claim 4 crystals wins the game and fulfills their destiny to dominate the world of the Crystal Clans.

crystal cards

With art by Martin Abel, Crystal Clans is one of the most beautifully illustrated games of 2017. Stunning cards, all with thematic abilities, spread across a hand-drawn board, promise a captivating experience every time you sit down to play.

You can find more information and the game rules on our Crystal Clans game page. Join the Crystal Clans and fight for the crystal zones this fall! Gameplay/clan begin right here next week.

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