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Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

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Carved Pawns Promo

Carved Pawns Promo
I don’t exactly know how it happened. Did the manufacturer come with this idea and send us a sample or it was my employee Greg who asked them to prepare it for us. I don’t know. What’s important, one day I found a pawn for Robinson on my desk. Man, it looked breathtaking. The dark brown wooden piece with a picture of character gently carved in the wood. That was one of the most thematic pieces for a game I have ever seen. ‘What is that?’ I asked Greg. ‘Do we want it? For our website or something?’ he smiled and asked. ‘Hell, yes, we want it!’ *** Then there was a small update with art so the carved picture looks great and the production started. A few months later my personal copy of Robinson Crusoe got upgraded. The pieces made it officially to our Loot Box set. I remember the first edition of Robinson Crusoe ...

Robinson Crusoe – review by The Board Game Family

Robinson Crusoe – review by The Board Game Family
Life sure isn’t easy on a deserted island. In fact, most of the time it can downright stink. But that isn’t to say there aren’t pleasures to be found. Such is the case with the Robinson Crusoe 2nd edition board game from Portal Games. It’s one of the hardest cooperative board games we’ve played. Yet it’s filled with so much adventuring theme and tough decisions, that we keep thinking about it long after we’ve played. It may seem like we’re on a deserted island kick this week because our last review, Hellapagos, is also a cooperative game with a deserted island theme. However, the two games are vastly different. Hellapagos is a quick game with social interaction where players are voted to perish or not fit on the escape rafts. While Robinson Crusoe is a deeper and longer adventure to explore, gather resources, make shelters, fight off beasts, withstand the bad weather, and generally survive ...

Robinson Crusoe In-Store Event Kit

Robinson Crusoe In-Store Event Kit
Boy, we have a treat for you. As we continue to support retailers with our exclusive program, we would like to tell you more about our next In-Store Event Kit for our evergreen – Robinson Crusoe. The Robinson Crusoe In-Store Event Kit release date is March 21, 2018! If you would like to participate in a Robinson Crusoe game night event, make sure you tell your FLGS about our Kit. Its contents are, as usual, only available through a game store. Since we have many question from pubs and clubs, we would like to clarify, that you have to have a retailer status to order the kit from one of our distributors. Check out the contents of Robinson Crusoe Event Kit: New Robinson Crusoe scenario Even if you are not a fan of ...

BTTS Archives – It better plays fast

BTTS Archives – It better plays fast
[I run this blog since July 2011. I’ve decided I will choose articles I like the most and republish them here 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! Today we go back to February 2013] In ‘my version’ of Robinson Crusoe setup for 4 players was: Take 2 Starting item cards and 2 No starting item cards. Shuffle them. Deal 1 card to each player. In that way players had fun since the very very beginning of the game – it was just like in those novels – they are on the beach and they are checking their pockets looking for anything valuable. Some of them have something, some of them nope. It didn’t make it to the final rules set. Why? Because it makes set up longer. ...

Robinson Crusoe Design Scenario Contest Winner

Robinson Crusoe Design Scenario Contest Winner
A few months ago we started the contest for the fan-created scenario. Since its release in 2012, Robinson Crusoe was lucky to have a ton of fan-created content. We encouraged players posting template files to make it easier for fans to build a scenario that looks just like the original one. We hoped for your creativity and man, we were not failed. There are so many amazing ideas on BGG. Last year Portal Games released a new edition of Robinson Crusoe and since then we increased promotion of the game. One of the ideas we had was to give shout out to all creative fans of the game. Hence, the contest. *** We received 12 entries. To be honest, we expected some poor ideas and good ones, we knew that it is going to be a crazy mix of different missions, some of which are poor and bad, some average, and we hoped that ...

The Best Solo Board Games by IGN

We are happy and proud to share with you, that couple of days ago, IGN published their list of ten best solo board games. Portal Games is on that list, with not one, but two titles – Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island & Imperial Settlers. We would recommend to check it out: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/10/30/the-best-solo-board-games

What was your saddest failure in Robinson Crusoe? – Asking Fans

What was your saddest failure in Robinson Crusoe? – Asking Fans
A week ago we have asked you, what was your saddest failure in Robinson Crusoe? The time has come to share some of your unepic stories (original spelling): Stefano wrote: We once died by killing a dodo, because the one player that was at risk of drying didn’t have a morale token. So we killed a dodo, our cook died of sadness and we all followed him into the grave! Isabelle wrote: We still haven’t managed to beat the first scenario of Robinson Crusoe (the one where you need to pile wood). We thought we had it once… only to realize we had cheated by picking too many resources when gathering! Jay wrote: Well, that time with the weather… then there was that time with the weather… then, I mustn’t forget the time with the weather! Fantastic game Rob wrote: Solo game, Friday dead, final turn before ship arrives. One wound left, Wood pile ...

Special offers – great Robinson Crusoe deals!

Check this out! We have not one, not two, but three great deals for you, only this July! Robinson Crusoe with FREE SHIPPING For those of you who don’t own the game yet. Order before end of July to get free shipping!   But wait! If you are going to GenCon this year (2017) we have another special offer for you!   Robinson Crusoe with additional Poachers scenario and free pick up at GenCon 2017

New products in our web store!

  Not only we have restarted campaign for First Martians, not only we have Upgrade kit for Robinson Crusoe, we also have new promo cards for Robison! This 7 new event cards will be small, cool addition to your copy of Robinson and add some new unexpected problems to your games! 😉 Link to our web store!

Upgrade pack for Robinson is here!

Upgrade pack for Robinson is here!
It took us few days longer than we expected – because of issues with PayPal service and our web store, but we are happy to announce only good news today! Our online store is back in action! You can order promos, goodies, board games and all the cool items we have for you. Including – yes! – upgrade pack for Robinson Crusoe. The other good news is that we increased the number of items in the pack – some of you asked to add Player’s Aid to the set, and we listened. Here it is, added to the Upgrade pack. The last good news is… We decided to lower the price for week or two. We know you waited a long time, so please, call it ‘Early bird‘ promotion or call is ‘We sorry for delay‘ or just ‘That’s cool, man!‘ promotion. Anyway, instead of standard 20 usd, the whole set is now only ...

ARTICLE: Robinson Crusoe Upgrade KIt

Many people have asked us about being able to upgrade their older edition of Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island to the new edition. We promised that we would offer the wooden components for upgrade, but that’s not all! This kit will be available directly from us for $20 usd in our webstore.

ARTICLE: What Does An Editor Do?

In the last #askboardgames show I asked you, guys, for some new topics for the BttS articles. The today’s one has been suggested by Ben Nicholson. “Rulebook Editing with Paul Grogan.” Sounds like an adventure? Oh yes, it was! *** This Fall Portal Games is releasing a new edition of Robinson Crusoe. Well, I don’t really want to call it a new edition since this is the same good old Robinson without any major gameplay changes, but at the same time everything is new in the game in terms of production. We have new wooden pieces, we have a new scenario (well, it’s King Kong, so it actually is not that new), we have a new First Player token, ...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Portal Games announces new releases for Essen Spiel

Portal Games announces new releases for Essen Spiel A new edition of Robins Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island and Death Breath, a new faction army for Neuroshima Hex 3.0. Gliwice, Poland – September 9, 2016. Today, Portal Games announced two new releases debuting at Essen Spiel 2016: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island and Death Breath. Robinson Crusoe, previously released in English by publisher Zman Games, returns to Portal Games for an all-new English edition. Death Breath is a brand new army designed by the game’s creator Michał ...

Merry Christmas – A Small Gift

It’s a bit of a tradition here at Portal that we give you a small gift on Christmas and this year is no different! This year, we have for you, a new scenario for Robinson Crusoe! Gather your family and friends this holiday season and do your best against The Poachers. This is a fan made scenario from designer Łukasz Kaleta and we loved it so much, we had to share it with you. Click the image! Merry Christmas. Have fun. Thank you for an AMAZING 2015. Thank you for your support for us and thank you for playing our games. Have a great holiday season and we wish you an awesome 2016.

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