Empires of the North: Roman Banners by Portal Games goes to retail

Gliwice, Poland – February 20th, 2020. Portal Games brings to life the second expansion to Empires of the North: Roman Banners. The expansion including two brand new Roman decks with fresh new game mechanics as well as additional island cards starts selling in retail today.

First of the two factions, Flavian Clan, expands its empire relaying on previously built structures and foundations. So the more has been built, the easier it gets to acquire new structures. The second faction, Trajana Clan, bravely marches toward new territories. But maintaining constantly growing empire requires to pay ever-increasing costs to expand any further. Thanks to the Roman Banners expansion there are now as many as 10 different playing factions in the Empires of the North universe, ensuring massive replayability of the Empires of the North.

Empires of the North: Roman Banners follows the first expansion, Japanese Islands, which debuted at Essen Spiel 2019. It came with beautiful, thematically rich artwork inspired by Japanese culture and introduced 14 new islands as well as 2 new Japanese factions adding new mechanics to the game: trading goods with other clans, storage, docking, and transport.

Empires of the North debuted at GenCon in mid-2019 and has gathered rave reviews in the industry and has already been published in 8 languages: Polish, English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Czech and Korean. It is a fast-paced engine-building, resource management civilization game, in which each player leads one of 6 asymmetric clans – coming from Viking, Inuit and Scottish cultures – and builds own empire, conquers new lands, and gathers wealth. The game offers easy to teach rules with a lot of depth and outstanding replayability granted by 6 different playing decks of cards. This combined with beautiful production and stunning artwork makes it ideal not only for hardcore gamers but also for casual gamers as a step up in their board gaming experience.

About Portal Games

Portal Games is a publisher of award-winning games such as Imperial Settlers, Tides of Time, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, Neuroshima Hex, and Detective: a Modern Crime Board Game. Founded in Poland in 1999, Portal Games has developed into one of the most renowned European game publishers and design teams. Their commitment is to produce only the highest quality Board Games That Tell Stories.

No comments yet.

Leave Your Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Welcome to PORTAL GAMES

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.

USA Newsletter sign-up


I've read and accept the Privacy Policy

For Press Releases


I've read and accept the Privacy Policy