GDJ Detective – My game

Detective is another big game from Ignacy Trzewiczek. I spent countless hours on that game. I wish I had precise stats, I wish I could look it up and see the number. Would it be like 10k hours? 15K? It was an intense few months. I wrote the fluff for

Portal Games Informant #69

The week before Gen Con… We are going to Gen Con to release Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game! We are also going to demo Monolith Arena, you will have a chance to talk with Ignacy at our booth #1850. There are also some cool pre-annoincements in the video. Ignacy

GDJ Detective – The moment

Detective is sent to all the players who decided to pre-order it directly from us. Nearly 1000 groups will start playing the game in upcoming days. Another year, another game, another time I must say “It’s done. I did my job. It’s time to walk away.” This was a fascinating

Portal Games Informant #67

Our North American team, led by Ignacy Trzewiczek himself, were at The Dice Tower Con. And it was a blast! Detective & Monolith Arena ware presented and played, Ignacy won the game on Crokinole, and he also did a blind cookies test! We had a great time, and a great

GDJ Detective – Because we knew why

I always say, and I am dead serious here – Przemek could easily work for HBO writing scripts for shows like True Detective or Rome. He takes it seriously. Before we wrote all the Cases, before we sat to design all cards and paragraphs, Przemek wrote the whole big story.


We are bookworms. Movie maniacs. Story addicts. We grew up reading Tolkien, Howard, Herbert, Dick, Lem… We were watching Willow, Blade Runner, Never Ending Story, Robin Hood…

And yet, we don’t write books… we don’t make movies. We don’t make those things, because we make games. We make games that tell stories.

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