Przemysław Rymer, Jakub Łapot, and Ignacy Trzewiczek

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

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Detective & Monolith Arena nominated by Board Game Quest!

Detective & Monolith Arena nominated by Board Game Quest!
In recent months Detective won a couple of awards – we are immensely grateful for everyone who voted for us and made that possible. What’s more, Detective was nominated by Board Game Quest in the Best Cooperative Game, the Most Innovative Game, the Best Thematic Game and the Game of the Year categories for 2018. Thank you for that nominations – you can find more details here: https://www.boardgamequest.com/2018-board-game-award-nominees/ Also our Monolith Arena was nominated in the Best Tactical/Combat Game category!

Tweets of the week #16 – Great quest lies ahead!

Our annual Board Game Award Nominees are out. The Best Cooperative Game category includes offerings from: @trzewik, @AvalonHill2, @NauvooGames, @ChipTheoryGames and @tfowers. Which is your favorite? https://t.co/fQe301xK2j #boardgames pic.twitter.com/TO2hmEDykl — Board Game Quest (@BoardGameQuest) April 10, 2019 Yes it does. Prepared and ready to go. *Reading glasses not included @DiceAndNames pic.twitter.com/YA0Q9paJWz — Tony McRee – RDTN (@Tony_RDTN) April 10, 2019 And here we go… Part one of my 'horror mode' playthrough of the 'In the Belly of the Beast' scenario of the Mystery Tales expansion for Robinson Crusoe. Yes, you read it right, horror mode! https://t.co/n33SqmUaGJ @trzewik #boardgames #Robinsoncrusoe #MysteryTales pic.twitter.com/K35sz8mDY7 — Vitruvian Gamer (@VitruvianGamer) April 9, 2019 Tides of Time, the ...

Tweets of the week #15 – Golden Geek awards

Ryan got a chance to sit down with Ignacy Trzewiczek of @trzewik to discuss his games, where it all began for him and much more too https://t.co/eUb32ZBYE9 pic.twitter.com/5oTBRqoOTA — Beasts of War (@beastsofwar) 4 kwietnia 2019 Completed the Campaign for Detective A Modern Crime Board Game by @trzewik Excellent Game! pic.twitter.com/FpVX1qwW4z — Keith Collins (@MajMalfunction) 4 kwietnia 2019 Just closed Case 1 of Detective’s L.A. Crimes expansion. We first got 13/26 and failed, then 26/26 at the second try, yay! It’s so much fun as the base game with a lot of details. // L.A. Crimeさっそく事件捜査そして解決!前作と変わらぬ面白さ。眠れなくなるー! @trzewik pic.twitter.com/7KwR8P7DVw — おかん/Okan@BigCatGames🇯🇵🇺🇸 (@bigcatboardgame) 3 kwietnia 2019 Case 2 closed. We got 22 pts out of 26 straight! It was such a great ...

13th Annual Golden Geek Awards Winners for 2018

13th Annual Golden Geek Awards Winners for 2018
OK guys, so here it is! The winners of the Golden Geek Award. We are happy to let you know, that Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is a runner up, along with Chronicles of Crime, in the Cooperative Game category – won by The Mind. We are very grateful for your votes, and we are also incredibly proud that Detective is a four time nominee for the Golden Geek! We would like to congratulate all winners! Portal Games is Polish distributor for Root, which won the best Board Game of the Year, the best Artwork & Presentation, the most Innovative game, and the best Thematic game! You can expect that we will slap this geek boy on future Detective reprints 😉

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – Antares Database update

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – Antares Database update
Detectives! We have very important news for you, concerning the update of the Antares Database! Since the very beginning, since Detective was released, we were listening to your feedback concerning the game. We were looking for a word of critique, and we were happy to read every praise. We have analyzed each comment and suggestion, wondering, how we can further improve our game. That would not have been possible if Detective wasn’t using the online component. Thanks to the Antares Database we are able to take your feedback and make it into reality. Today we would like to announce a big update for the Final Report system, and Victory Points system of the Antares Database, affecting mostly the Golden Watch campaign. What’s changed? Victory Points We’ve decided to make the Victory Points system clearer to understand. You could’ve experienced those changes for some time, but now we are ready to announce it officially, for ...

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – Strategy & Tactics: Signatures

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – Strategy & Tactics: Signatures
Long hours of work behind the desk, following different leads and figuring out various theories, while making sure they are the correct ones. If you played Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, you know this routine by heart. However, many players are still surprised when things go wrong – why did they get such low scores for the signatures in the final scoring? “Did I do something wrong?” “Is the system broken?” What’s actually going on? What do the signatures stand for? Signatures are different pieces of evidence – lifted fingerprints, DNA traces and material shreds of evidence. A good detective tries their best to find most of those, to support their hypothesis. It is hard to prove the craziest or even the most logical theory without the support of any evidence. Evidence that the prosecutor can later use during any future process. Evidence that our boss can present to their ...

Tweets of the week #14 – Crimes delivered

Loving the customised Portal packaging. Polaroid’s and printer paper on a feed! Welcome to 80’s #Detective @trzewik pic.twitter.com/wzQiarhwOD — Robin Lees (@RMBLees) March 28, 2019 @trzewik …Thanks, it's time to get our 80s Grove on! #PortalGamesDetective #LACrimes pic.twitter.com/QSI0HVOi0k — mD DAY (@BGGmDDAY) March 27, 2019 @trzewik pic.twitter.com/yUnrU2CBH2 — Merry (@MerryTrzewiczek) March 27, 2019 5 weeks, a whiteboard, 37 pages of notes, 14 pages of lead management, many debates, & a ton of hypotheses later, we have successfully solved the entire campaign of @trzewik 's #detective ! What a blast! Thank you for creating such an great game! #gamenight #bestgameever #goty pic.twitter.com/nxpLvDEJz1 — dove (@doveydovedove) March 28, 2019

Board Games Insider Episode 99 – Last chance to enter contest!

Board Games Insider Episode 99 – Last chance to enter contest!
EVENT DECK: Ignacy talks about Tides of Time app, and shipping of L.A. Crimes, Stephen announces a lot of street dates and updates you on Kickstarters. Meanwhile Games Factory Publishing, major Polish publisher goes out of business, GAMA trade show was a record breaking event, and CMON announces more changes. Tune in to learn more industry insider information! STRATEGY AND TACTICS: Your Questions are Answered FINAL SCORING: Upcoming Cons – AmaCon, GoF. BGI: BGG| FB STRONGHOLD GAMES: website | FB PORTAL GAMES: international website | US website | FB TWITTER:  @StrongholdGames @Trzewik

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: ...

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