March 12, 2019
Portal Games is taking pre-orders for their upcoming Detective: L.A. Crimes Expansion to Detective, where you play as an LAPD detective, working under the command of an excellent Cheif Bradley. Gathering information, deducing clues, and following on a leads is the key to solve cases formed with a deck of cards. At the end of each case, you will fill a Final Report to gain victory points. You will win or lose each case based on the number of victory points you have earned, however the core of the game is the experience you’ve had.
Detective: L.A. Crimes expansion for 1-5 players, will let you play as a group of LAPD detectives working on three different cases, solve them in ascending order because each of them will affect another. Together they form a campaign that will put your skills to the test.
Travel to sunny California, and delve deep into the drug-filled Los Angeles of the 80’s. Experience being an L.A. detective and realize that sometimes, just like detective Foley from Beverly Hills Cop, you may need to stretch the laws a bit to suit your needs. Try some controversial methods to solve your case, all the while battling with the red tape of bureaucracy. Use all the new mechanics of Stakeout and Observation to learn more about your suspects.
The choices are yours, but are you willing to cross the line?
May 16th, 2015
Portal Games’ hit boardgame Imperial Settlers is getting its first faction expansion. Players now can bring the powerful Atlanteans to the tabletop and vie for supremacy. More than just a new faction, the Atlanteans bring a whole new mechanic to the game. Technology is the name of the game for the Atlanteans. And they’ll need every bit of an advantage they can get, because the tide line is rising.
While not every faction can use Technology quite the way that the Atlanteans can, every faction does get to play a little bit with it. The Atlantean expansion includes cards that go into the decks of other factions that work with or exploit this new resource. The designers wanted the Atlanteans to play much differently from the previous 4 factions. After months of playtesting, they think they have it. Technology isn’t the only thing that sets the Atlanteans apart. Much like their real-world mythical counterparts, the buildings of the Atlanteans will sink into the sea at the end of the game, meaning they don’t score any points for them. The clock is truly ticking for these industrious people.
The Atlanteans expands the original 1-4 players of Imperial Settlers to 1-5. It’s not a stand-alone expansion, as you’ll need the original base game to play. But the expansion will contain the Atlantean Faction Board, their Faction Deck, Technology Tokens, as well as cards for the other factions to put in their decks. You can check out the expansion this year at Gen Con, with full distribution to happen in August.
March 8th, 2015
Previously published by Z-Man Games, Neuroshima Hex 3.0 will soon be back in print from Portal Games.
The history of Neuroshima Hex is a great one. Originally released by Hasbro, the game had a cult following. It’s since passed hands several times with several different reprints. The game now boasts some impressive additions since its early mass-market beginnings
Neuroshima Hex 3.0 should be on shelves soon for a retail price of $45.
May 10th, 2013
Portal Games released episode #8 of Story on Board where they discuss several new things going on. However none of the stories can be topped by the announcement of their new Neuroshima Hex army called Sharrash.
You can visit Portal Games here for a link to all their issues of Story on Board, including the latest that goes into details about the new army.