What is a Retailer Support Program?
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 Friendly Local Game Stores. Here in Portal Games we strongly believe in local board gaming communities and we know how important it is to check out the game first, of have the reassurance, that the game would be supported after release.
That’s when our Retailer Support Program comes in. Portal Games prepares a set of special events, tournaments and promo kits and then, through the chain of distributors, those kits reach retailers, who can then hold Early Launch Events, Tournaments and In-Store organized play Events. Early Launch are held usually during the pre-order period of one game and allow players to test out the product before buying it – and if they decide to buy it there usually be some extra promo goodies available. Tournaments are really self-explanatory – just check out our first U.S. National Championship Circuit 2018 organized by the Envoy for Neuroshima HEX! 3.0. In-Store Events or organized play could mean many exciting activities – new special promos and modes of play, celebration of a particular anniversary or anything else, that is not a tournament and early launch. Look at what we have in mind for Imperial Settlers for example.
How to participate?
If you are a fan…
Regularly check out our website and consider singing up to our USA Newsletter. Visit you Local Friendly Game Stores and ask if they are going to participate in our events. Let know your friends, so than our board gaming community can grow!
When events are held, make sure you attend, play and have fun! And remember to check out if there are any sweet deals for our games!
We are working with our Europe distributors to do the Retailers Support Program in Europe. Here in Europe we have far more thing to coordinate, so it is taking us a little more time… but we estimate, that we will launch in first quarter of 2018 – so don’t worry, you won’t miss those cool promos and events. Please regularly check our website and consider signing up to our Europe Newsletter to be notified as soon, as we are ready!
…from the rest of the World
There is a little we can do to coordinate events outside of USA and Europe. However if you are fans of our games and you would like to participate in some of our events, there is still a chance. Please ask your Local Friendly Game Store to contact one of our worldwide distributors, so that they can order our promo kits. If our events are a limited time offer, this option may not be available, however certain events aren’t specific date related. If all else fails, you can always try to contact us directly for more information, but please note, that if your FLGS is unable or unwilling to participate, there is little we can do. Please consider signing up to our Worldwide Newsletter.
If you are a retailer…
Please contact your distributor and ask him for our Special Event Kits. You can also sign up to our USA Retailer Newsletter – we send occasional e-mails about the Retailer Support Program.
We will announce the beginning of our Retailer Support Program for Europe soon. You can also sign up to our Europe Retailer Newsletter – we send occasional e-mails about the Retailer Support Program.
…from the rest of the World
You can contact one of our worldwide distributors and ask him for our Special Event Kits. There is a possibility, that due to time constraints they will not be able to send you anything – however some Events are not specific date related. You can also sign up to our Worldwide Retailer Newsletter – we send occasional e-mails about the Retailer Support Program.