GDJ Detective – The Experience

by Ignacy Trzewiczek The rulebook for Detective is the first rulebook we published that besides rules of the game also covers advice on how to approach the game to enjoy it the most. Why would we do that? What differs Detective from any other game? Why care to tell you

BLOG: Be like Bruno!

Late Spring season is the moment of the year when geeks read reports from two famous exclusive conventions: Alan Moon’s Gathering of Friends and Bruno’s Faidutti Gathering of Friends. One takes place in Niagara Falls, the other in a small village in France. Both events look so cool. *** It

BLOG: Superdesigners!

I talked recently about Rising Sun, new design from Eric Lang, and what was said was: ‘There is no single rule that you could call not necessary. It’s super clean design.” I nodded. Games Eric designs lately are brilliantly clean. I had a pleasure and honor to work with him

BLOG: 30 miles radius

It was 1999, I was in the process of starting Portal Games and I was looking for an artist to do a cover art for my first product. Finally, I found a guy. It was pretty challenging – in 1999 there was no internet galleries, no DeviantArt, no emails, no


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.