Plaid Hat Games will be releasing the two-player battle game Crystal Clans this fall.

Created by freshman designer Andrea Mezzotero and including additional design work by J. Arthur Ellis and Colby Dauch (Summoner Wars), Crystal Clans is a card game about warring clans struggling to take control of mystical crystals that grant enormous magical powers.  The game includes six different clans, such as the Flower Clan and the Skull Clan, each with their own unique powers and abilities.  The cards in each clan serve double duty, and can be used as units to move and fight on the game board or as action cards to influence the battle.  The first clan to claim four crystals wins the game.

Crystal Clans comes with six 27-card Clan Decks featuring illustrations by Martin Abel.  23 other cards, 1 game board, and 1 initiative token complete the game.  It is designed for 2 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in under an hour.  MSRP is $39.95.

Check out the gallery for a sampling of the game cards.

Plaid Hat also recently announced a new expansion set for its hit zombie survival game Dead of Winter (see “‘Dead of Winter:  Warring Colonies’”).