Przemysław Rymer, Jakub Łapot, and Ignacy Trzewiczek

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

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BLOG: What happened in Alton?

BLOG: What happened in Alton?
Where to start? This time I guess I need to take you to Alton in Hamshire, England. That’s where it all began. I was sitting in Asmodee UK offices meeting with their sales team and presenting Detective. It was spring 2018, a few months before the release of the game and as always I was doing my magic tricks. Everybody in the room was very excited about the game and when I finished one of the guys sitting left to me said something like: ‘This all sounds awesome. I’d die for a case in X-Files setting!’ ‘Be careful what you wish for’ I said. He smiled. He knew what’s coming. OK, let’s be honest. Nothing was coming. We were on our way to the hotel with Marcin, Portal Games Sales Director and my brain was working like crazy. ‘Did you hear what the guy said?’ I asked with the excitement. ‘Which guy?’ ‘The guy ...

Detective was nominated for Golden Geek Awards 2018!

Detective was nominated for Golden Geek Awards 2018!
Wow! You guys are awesome! Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game was nominated in four categories to the Golden Geek award! Thank you! Detective was nominated for the best: Board Game of the Year Cooperative Game Innovative Game Thematic Game Thank you very much! If you feel like Detective should win in any of this categories, go to the voting page and cast your vote! Vote in Golden Geek Awards 2018

13th annual Golden Geek nominations for the Best Games of 2018 are now open!

13th annual Golden Geek nominations for the Best Games of 2018 are now open!
We have released a couple of cool games in 2018: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and Monolith Arena, as well as Imperial Settlers: Amazons expansion. If you feel like our games deserve to be nominated for the Golden Geek award, go here: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2162988/13th-annual-golden-geek-awards-nominations-open and cast your vote! We would be immensely grateful for your support 😉

Board Games Insider Episode 98 – Ignacy wins Game of the Year and Stephen is a very special guest of honor!

Board Games Insider Episode 98 – Ignacy wins Game of the Year and Stephen is a very special guest of honor!
EVENT DECK: Welcome to Episode 98, and we continue our countdown to the EPIC #100! We will have a very special episode for Episode #100, so get ready for that! MEANWHILE… Our CONTEST is currently running with two winners to get a game, one from Stronghold Games, one from Portal Games. News from Portal: Game of the Year for Detective! Pre-Orders for Detective: L.A. Crimes started! Imperial Settlers: Roll&Write goes to print! News from Stronghold: AFTERSHOCK! Just relaunched! Aftershock: San Francisco & Venice a VERY SHORT, 12 days Kickstarter! EGIZIA: Shifting Sands: release date April 9, 2019 STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Dice Tower WEST, GAMA Trade Show, new Portal Games website for US: PortalGamesUS.com BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB TWITTER: @StrongholdGames @Trzewik

Detective won Game of the Year – Marty Squirrelly Award by Rolling Dice & Taking Names Podcast!

Detective won Game of the Year – Marty Squirrelly Award by Rolling Dice & Taking Names Podcast!
Episode 165 of the Rolling Dice & Taking Names podcast was the time for the 4th Annual Squirrelly Awards. These are the picks from 2018 that stood out during the year for RDTN. Just like the previous three years, RDTN friends were gracious enough to stop by and do the presentations and even some designers and publishers were in the audience to accept the awards. Maybe you will recognize someone from Portal Games. There were about 17 categories, and a lot of games presented, so let us focus on games by Portal. Monolith Arena was nominated for the “Just the two of us” category, and lost to the War Chess. Congratulations! The category was presented by Danny & Derek. Chaz Marler from Pair Of Dice Paradise YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/pairofdiceparadise) was presenting the We’re Tired of Waiting Award category. The games nominated were: Stronghold: Undead, Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales, and 51. State: ...

Detective in TOP 300 on BGG!

Detective in TOP 300 on BGG!
Detective is continuously getting higher on the BGG ranking, thanks to you! It just got to the TOP 300! And it is currently ranked as #42 on thematic list 🙂 We appreciate your support!

Detective wins Game of the Year expert category in France!

Detective wins Game of the Year expert category in France!
On February 21st, in Cannes, the Festival des Jeux started. One of the highlights of the festival was the presentation of The Golden Ace – Game of the Year (l’As d’Or-Jeu de l’Année) awards for the best board games. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, won the game of the year award in the expert category. We are extremely happy and proud of that, and we would like to congratulate Iello, our French partner, for doing an amazing job in localizing the game and providing it for players in France. The ceremony The ceremony started at 7 pm, on February 21st, at the Festival des Jeux in Cannes. Nominees Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game was nominated in the expert category. Expert games are more complex titles for an informed public who appreciates depth of the gameplay and ...

Detective on Goblin Magnifico 2019 nominees list

Detective on Goblin Magnifico 2019 nominees list
We are happy and proud to let you know, that Tana dei Goblin (www.goblins.net) announced the eight nominees for the Goblin Magnifico 2019 award, and one of them is Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game! Here are all the nominees 18Lilliput Blackout: Hong Kong Detective: sulla scena del crimine/ Detective: a modern time boardgame Rising sun Root Teotihuacan: città degli dei / Teotihuacan: City of Gods TOKYO METRO Underwater cities You can find more information here:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/237942/goblin-magnifi…https://www.goblins.net/goblin-magnifico Fun fact: Portal Games is distributing Rising Sun, Root, Teotihuacan, and Underwater Cities in Poland! The winner will be announced at Play Modena (5-7 April 2019), where there will be a demo area with all the nominees. “Play” claims about 40,000 visitors , The “Goblin Magnifico” area at Play had in 2018 a total of 24 demo tables, 59 demonstrators and had recorded over 1500 players among 500 matches.

Detective won coop game of the year 2018 award by Brawlin’ Brothers!

Detective won coop game of the year 2018 award by Brawlin’ Brothers!
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, and Portal Games have been awarded an award in the annual Board Game Awards show by Brawlin’ Brothers! The game won in the 2018 cooperative game of the year category! We are extremely happy and proud of that, and we would like to thank Brawlin’ Brothers for that recognition. These awards were announced in Episode 94 of the podcast, which aired on 1/22. Here is the timestamp: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – BEST COOP – 1:48:00

Detective nominated for the Laurel of the Republic!

Detective nominated for the Laurel of the Republic!
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game was nominated for the annual Laurel of the Republic award, by the Cardboard Republic. The Laurel nominees are broken down not among traditional categories, but rather along these six archetypes. Each of them caters to a different philosophy of what gamers prefer in their gaming experiences, both accentuating and celebrating the variety of play styles that exist within board gaming overall. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game was nominated in the Immersionists category, along with Chronicles of Crime, Kitchen Rush, Obsession, and Western Legends. We are very thankful for the nomination, we would like to congratulate other nominees, and we are awaiting the results! You can learn more about the 2018 Laurel Nominees ...

Detective Signature Series – teaser

Detective Signature Series – teaser
The Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game Signature Series is a new line of expansions designed by the best storytellers of the industry creating new, innovative stand-alone cases for you to solve! We are proud to announce that the first two designers who are going to create their own stories for Detective are Rob Daviau and Mike Selinker. Rob Daviau is the designer of Pandemic: Legacy, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Cthulhu: Death May Die. Mike Selinker is the designer of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords, Lords of Vegas, and Betrayal at House on the Hill. The Signature Series is an opportunity for authors to put their own, unique spin on the Detective. We offer them with a sandbox to play around, and we are very excited to see what stories and crimes they come up with!

Detective: Alexa edition teaser

Detective: Alexa edition teaser
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is coming to Amazon Alexa! Get ready to play Case 6 of Detective narrated by Alexa with your family and friend ! Solve the crime in Suburbia using voice commands and the integrated app! The release of Detective on Alexa is a part of an effort to bring board games to new players, and make the hobby as a whole more accessible. In Portal Games we strongly believe that Detective’s easy rules will be perfect for the audio format, making the game similar to radio dramas. We hope that it will be the beginning of a new trend in the industry, aimed at expanding the player base. A whole new experience for Detective is coming!

Detective – Photo gallery

Detective – Photo gallery
On Portalcon 11 we have announced that Detective will get its Alexa edition. You will be able to play Case 6 on the device, with some of the rules simplified, to work best as an audio drama. What’s more, we have announced Detective Signature Series, special cases wrote by the best storytellers in the industry! And we have confirmed that Detective: L.A. Crimes will be released on March 2019. All those great news for Detective line are a great opportunity to look at the game, that have started it all. #bwg_container1_0 { /*visibility: hidden;*/ } #bwg_container1_0 * { -moz-user-select: none; -khtml-user-select: none; -webkit-user-select: none; -ms-user-select: none; user-select: none; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg_slideshow_image_wrap_0 { background-color: #F2F2F2; width: 800px; height: 500px; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg_slideshow_image_0 { max-width: 800px; max-height: 500px; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg_slideshow_embed_0 { width: ...

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