Eleven is a Board Game That Tell Stories

“I’m not interested in soccer,” you say when hearing about Eleven. On one hand, my heart is broken, on the other hand, internal anger is tearing me apart from the inside. And on the third hand, pride and joy are flowing into my soul and I feel good. Think about it – did any of you complain that you won’t play Lacrimosa because you don’t listen to classical music? Did anyone complain that they won’t play Messina because they are not interested in the Black Death in Europe? Would anyone in their right mind refuse to play Power Grid because they are afraid of electricity?

But for Eleven, fans are complaining that they won’t play because they are not interested in soccer. The Black Death is okay, electricity is okay, Mozart is okay, but soccer, no.

And now, as I said, my heart is broken because many of you won’t even try it, won’t give it a chance, I am sad that you will skip one of the best games of the last months, a brilliant economic title about managing a football club.

And now, as I said, internal anger is shaking me that you’ll play games about pandemics, about planting carrots, about the industrial revolution of the years 1770-1870, but sports are too unique a topic.

And finally, the most important thing – yes, pride and joy are flowing into my soul because you know that Portal Games is famous for Board Games That Tell Stories, you know that Eleven will be full of theme, you know it is a thematic euro, you know that playing Eleven you will feel sports, you will feel like football club boss. Deep down you know that in Lacrimosa maybe there’s not much of that Mozart, you know that in Messina maybe that plague is just a pretext, but with Eleven it will be different. Eleven is a Board Game That Tell Stories.

And you are right. Eleven is another in our long line of games full of theme. Like Stronghold. Like Robinson Crusoe. Like Detective. Like Pret-a-Porter. Like Gutenberg. Because, after all, we are those guys who coined and created Board Games That Tell Stories.

Learn more about Eleven here: https://shopportalgames.com/products/eleven


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.