This is Portal Games Essen Spiel 2018 Releases page. Order them, either with a standard shipping, or with the Essen Spiel Pickup option!


If you choose Essen pickup option you need pay upfront (there is no option to secure your copy and pay at the booth), attend Essen Spiel 2018, and visit our main Portal Games booth in Hall 3, #3O118 before Saturday, 14:00. 

Pre-orders will start shipping around their release date.

Official release date: September 26th for Detective ENG & October 24th for everything else. 

Essen will be here sooner than you think and here at the office, we are gearing up for a week of awesomeness! Like every major convention we visit, we have opened pre-orders for all our Essen releases and you can pick them up at the show! If you aren’t going to Essen, that’s okay. We’ll still gladly take your order and ship you the games later, but you’ll have to pay shipping.


This year visit us at our Portal Games Booth in Hall 3 – #3O118 


What’s more, you can expect most products from our Online Shop at our Essen booth, along with those hot new promos… 


Click on any of the images below to be taken to that game’s page to learn more about it, and get ready for Essen!

Premiere: September 26 (EN), October 24 (DE) 2018

Available in: English, German

Standard Shipping or Essen Pickup available 


Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is a fully co-operative, immersive, detective experience. This is a game of wits and deduction, a full game night experience – a single game session can last up to 3 or more hours. It is also rules-light, meaning, that the most powerful tool at your disposal is your team, your imagination, and your own mind.


In this challenging, story-driven game for 1-5 players, you will play as group of Antares National Investigation Agency members. You are going to tackle five different cases and solve them in order. Each of them affecting the next. Together they will form a campaign that will put your skills to the test.


If you are looking for a modern detective simulator, this is the game for you. 

Detective Launch Event with a special, dedicated for conventions Case 6 “Suburbia” to be solved by attendees.


Learn to play the game with the help of designers and writers!


Join us for the game of Detective! We have a special, unique, convention Case 6, titled “Suburbia”. Dive into Cleveland’s Antares division to solve some crimes at the outskirts of the city. Case 6 is a little bit shorter and easier than the five cases you will play in the main campaign.


Order the ticket via our Portal Games Online Shop.

Ticket eligible only with the Essen pickup option.

Event will take place in “Brussel” room on October 26th (Friday), at 15:00. 

Premiere: Essen Spiel 2018!

Street Date: October 24, 2018 

Available in: English, German

Standard Shipping or Essen Pickup available


The primeval MONOLITH, older than the oldest chronicles and songs, awaits heroes to compete in their bloody tournament upon the deadly arena that surrounds it. Join the game with your team and challenge the old champions.


MONOLITH ARENA is a fast, fantasy skirmish board game for two to four players. Learn the features of your warriors. Find and exploit your enemy’s weak points. Always be ready to change your tactics.


Win for glory, for your leaders and gods, or for the power of the MONOLITH itself – or relinquish your place to someone better!



Get the game with a free, dedicated playing mat with an awesome, alternative artwork! 

Monolith Arena Launch Event with a special guest, game designer Michał Oracz, and the game played by attendees.


Learn to play the game with the help of the game’s designer!


EDIT: Unfortunately, Mr Oracz will not be able to attend the event, however the event will still take place, and you will still have an opportunity to learn the game and play it!


Pick you faction and fight others for the power of the might MONOLITH in the Monolith Arena launch event! Join us in the celebration of the game’s premiere!


Order the ticket via our Portal Games Online Shop.

Ticket eligible only with the Essen pickup option.

Event will take place in “Brussel” room on October 26th (Friday), at 14:00. 

Premiere: Essen Spiel 2018!

Street Date: October 24, 2018 

Available in: English

Standard Shipping or Essen Pickup available


Warrior-tribe of Amazons, third big faction expansion, enters the world of Imperial Settlers! Discover the new deckbuilding mechanism, which lets you change your faction deck during the game and focus on powerful combos!


Amazons extensively use cards with the “building bonus”. Most of their faction cards are useful, and produces valuable resources only when built, while usually having only the foundation as their cost. That minor change is in fact huge for how we treat our faction buildings. Amazons are a unique faction that will not discard their faction foundation when used to build another card, and will put back in their faction deck instead.


What’s more, you will also gain the ability to discard cards from the hand, which will help you control your next moves. Now you can focus on the few cards, that will grant you the most victory points!


What cards will you choose to build your own Amazons Empire, in the newest Imperial Settlers expansion?

Check out our special ESSEN SPIEL OFFERS!


Eligible with the standard shipping and with our Essen Pickup option.

Ultra fan pack with additional Portal Games promo gadgets!

Promos and mini-expansions available at ESSEN SPIEL at our booth!


With the Essen pre-orders, we are also releasing a bunch of new promos in our Portal Games Online Shop. Order them now with shipping, or buy them at our booth at Essen! Of course we will have more promos then those featured below – those are just our hot, new releases: 

Portal Games Keynotes by Ignacy Trzewiczek


Visit us in the “Brussel” room on October 26th (Friday) at 18:00 for the Portal Games Keynotes seminar run by Ignacy Trzewiczek! Learn about our plans for the future, new releases in 2019, upcoming secret projects, and all that good stuff!

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.