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Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans, the new 2-player expandable game from Plaid Hat Games!

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In Crystal Clans, 2 players go to battle with unique armies. Leading their squads across the battlefield, players compete to gain powerful crystals which hold the power to dominate their world.

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Choose to command 1 of 6 clans, including 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.

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Crystal Clans features an array of brand new game mechanics designed by 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.

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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.

Join the Crystal Clans and fight for the crystal zones this fall!

The Astral Twins

In Crystal Clans, players send their forces across the battlefield in a quest to control the crystal zones.

game setup

On a player's turn, she takes actions, spending initiative for each action until the initiative token stops on her opponent's side of the iniatiative track. One action that can be taken is summoning new units from your hand into your home zone. Friendly units in the same zone combine into a squad, which combines their attack and defense but allows them to activate as one.

game setup

Each unit has attack, defense, activation cost, and unique abilities. Some units harness their clan's signature abilities, while others add uniqute tricks of their own. Players activate their squads and march them to the crystal zones to score a crystal or to their opponent's home zone to invade.

Necromancers

When a squad shares a zone with an enemy squad, a battle may occur. Each player has a chance to influence the battle by playing a card from their hand for a battle effect, whose results depend on the kind of card played by your opponent.

When you wrestle control of the crystal zones from your opponent or deplete your opponent's draw pile, you gain a powerful crystal which allows you to warp the battle in your favor. The first player to gain 4 crystals wins the game!

For more information on gameplay, check out the game rules.

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  • Crystal Clans This product is readily available through PlaidHatGames.com and other retailers.
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    Crystal Clans

    Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans! In Crystal Clans, 2 players go to battle with unique armies. Leading their squads across the battlefield, players compete to gain powerful crystals which hold the power to dominate their world. Choose to command 1 of 6 included clans, including 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.

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    Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans! In Crystal Clans, 2 players go to battle with unique armies. Leading their squads across the battlefield, players compete to gain powerful crystals which hold the power to dominate their world. Choose to command 1 of 6 included clans, including 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.
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    Crystal Clans Battlefield Playmat

    Play in style with this massive, 26” by 26” natural rubber Crystal Clans Battlefield Playmat. Enjoy a clean, classy play surface with plenty of space for all your cards and protection from spills or stains on the table. The Crystal Clans Battlefield Playmat is the ideal surface for your games. This playmat features the stunning Crystal Clans battlefield art from illustrator Martin Abel, which first appeared in the Crystal Clans base set.

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    Play in style with this massive, 26” by 26” natural rubber Crystal Clans Battlefield Playmat. Enjoy a clean, classy play surface with plenty of space for all your cards and protection from spills or stains on the table. The Crystal Clans Battlefield Playmat is the ideal surface for your games. This playmat features the stunning Crystal Clans battlefield art from illustrator Martin Abel, which first appeared in the Crystal Clans base set.
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    Crystal Clans: Gem Clan

    Seek the power of the crystals with the Gem Clan a new clan deck for Crystal Clans. Gem Clan grows in power as crystals are claimed. Reduce the cost of crystals with Crystal Seekers. Protect your allies with the Ruby Dancers' whose defenses increase for each crystal your opponent has scored. Use Gem Clan's special ability - Crystal Force to gain power for each crystal in any score area.

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    Seek the power of the crystals with the Gem Clan a new clan deck for Crystal Clans. Gem Clan grows in power as crystals are claimed. Reduce the cost of crystals with Crystal Seekers. Protect your allies with the Ruby Dancers' whose defenses increase for each crystal your opponent has scored. Use Gem Clan's special ability - Crystal Force to gain power for each crystal in any score area.
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    Crystal Clans: Moon Clan

    Raid and Pillage your foes with the Moon Clan a new clan deck for Crystal Clans. Moon Clan demoralizes its enemies by raiding their resources and invading their home zone. Muster an army of the dead with the Sunken Crew and their pirate ship the Risen Annabelle. Sneak past your opponent’s squads with the monstrous Deep Ones' Submerge ability. Use Moon Clans's special ability - Plunder to force your opponent to discard cards off their draw pile as you defeat their units.

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    Raid and Pillage your foes with the Moon Clan a new clan deck for Crystal Clans. Moon Clan demoralizes its enemies by raiding their resources and invading their home zone. Muster an army of the dead with the Sunken Crew and their pirate ship the Risen Annabelle. Sneak past your opponent’s squads with the monstrous Deep Ones' Submerge ability. Use Moon Clans's special ability - Plunder to force your opponent to discard cards off their draw pile as you defeat their units.
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    Crystal Clans: Fire Clan

    Behold the all-consuming fury of Fire Clan.  This new clan for Crystal Clans burns brightly, but players must make careful sacrifices to stoke their flames or risk them burning out. Deliver vengeance for your fallen heroes with the Ashen Assassins. Create an endless cycle of warriors by utilizing the combined powers of the Searing Guards and Obsidian Defenders. Watch your foes turn to ash merely by being in the burning presence of the hero Meldien. 

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    Crystal Clans: Light Clan

    Summon the divine power of Light Clan to Crystal Clans. Light Clan forces opponent's to play by their rules, by setting up laws that all players must follow. Even the playing field with Arbiters of Peace and the Arbiters of War. Protect your squads with the Shimmerstone Clerics' Barrier ability. Use Light Clan's special ability - Prayer, to manipulate the initiative track or grab just the card you need at a crucial moment in battle.

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    The Shadow Clan are experts in stealth and manipulation. Their signature Shadow Step ability allows Shadow units to move to an enemy zone for 1 initiative, allowing them to lash out with surprise attacks where the enemy is weakest. Other abilities like Sneak Attack and Gather Intel let them continue to manipulate their foes and gain the advantage. The Shadow Clan proves that a blade in hiding is worth more than the strength of an army when applied to the right place.

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    The Leaf Clan possess a strong connection with the soil of the battlefield, allowing them to bend it to their will and lay down roots where they wish. This is a full clan deck, and requires the Crystal Clans master set to play.

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    The Leaf Clan possess a strong connection with the soil of the battlefield, allowing them to bend it to their will and lay down roots where they wish. This is a full clan deck, and requires the Crystal Clans master set to play.
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    Crystal Clans: Feather Clan

    The Feather Clan soar above the battlefield and swoop down to meet their enemy. This is a full clan deck, and requires the Crystal Clans master set to play.

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    The Feather Clan soar above the battlefield and swoop down to meet their enemy. This is a full clan deck, and requires the Crystal Clans master set to play.
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    Vital Stats

    30-60 minutes
    2 players
    Ages 14+
    Game Design: Andrea Mezzotero
    Colby Dauch
    J. Arthur Ellis
    Artists: Martin Abel

    Rules