Ignacy Trzewiczek

Imperial Settlers


BTTS Archives – Factions, scoring and recurrence

BTTS Archives – Factions, scoring and recurrence
[I run #BoardGamesThatTellStories blog since July 2011. I’ve decided I will choose articles I like the most and republish them to present them to all new board game fans that joined our hobby meanwhile! For all of you who already read the article, I hope, you will have a good time again with it! This week we released a new expansion for Imperial Settlers, so let’s go back and read about developing the base game of Imperial Settlers!] In the base game of Imperial Settlers, there are four factions. I believe they are very thematic, they’ll inspire your imagination and along with the artwork, they’ll make you want to play the game. But let’s face it – thematic descriptions, superb art, words that make your imagination run like crazy can only do one thing – make you sit at the table and give it a try. To make you play the game ...

Imperial Settlers: In-store Event Kit 2018

Imperial Settlers: In-store Event Kit 2018
2018 is going to be exciting for many reasons – one of them would be an expansion of our Retailer Support Program and awesome In-store Event Kits, such as this one, for Imperial Settlers Card Game! Portal Games developed a Retailer Support Program to help promote board games hobby and allow fans of our games to meet one another and play together in their Favorite Local Game Stores. We strongly believe in local board gaming communities and we know how important it is to check out the game first, or have the reassurance, that the game would be supported after release. And there is no better way to kick start this program into the 2018, than to release a In-Store Event Kit for our bestselling evergreen Imperial Settlers. In this kit we offer three cards ...

Imperial Settlers special in-store event – USA, October 2017

Imperial Settlers special in-store event – USA, October 2017
October 2017 – join our special In-Store Imperial Settlers Event! If your civilization was build and razed more times, than you could remember, we have a treat for you. We are planning a special Imperial Settlers Game Night In-Store Event this October in the USA! Visit your Friendly Local Game Store and celebrate third Imperial Settlers birthday with couple of great new promos! Look for special posters advertising that game night and enjoy: 12 cards with unique artwork Why dozen and not 10 or 16? Well, Imperial Settlers is one of those Portal games, that has spread around the world far and wide. There are currently twelve editions and each card represents one of them. What’s more important, each card has its own, unique artwork, that illustrates small villages in a distinct architectural style characteristic to each represented country.

ARTICLE: Exploration in Imperial Settlers

A few months back, we released a tiny expansion for Imperial Settlers: Exploration Tiles. They were a hit as soon as they were announced, but as we learned at BGG.Con, many of you haven’t even heard of them! Exploration tiles are a simple addition that give a bonus to passing early. At the start of the game, place the Exploration Tiles near the score track so that all 4 are visible. When you pass, you get to choose one of these tiles to take and place it in front of you. The last player to pass doesn’t get one! At the start of the next turn, these tiles grant you a small bonus. Maybe you get some more ...

ARTICLE: Rules Spotlight – Atlanteans and Open Production

So, what happens when you mix the Atlantean’s tech tokens and an Open Production building? A bit of confusion honestly. We’ve seen a few questions floating around about how the Technology Tokens interact and there have been a few different interpretations. No fear! The rules are here to help us make this decision. It really is quite simple.   The Setting Your opponent is playing the Atlanteans and has a Wood Market in play with both a Basic and Advanced Scoring Technology token. During the Production phase, your opponent receives 2 Wood tokens and 2 Victory Point from this Location thanks to the technology tokens… but what happens when you want to use the location during Open Production? First, the easy answer – The Advanced Scoring Technology “Advanced Scoring Technology gives the owner 1 VP each time the Location it is ...


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