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Diary of my journey with Charles Darwin – fan made journal of the HMS Beagle expedition

Check out this awesome, fan made diary of the five Robinson Crusoe: Voyage of the Beagle scenarios! It was made by Alex Olivier (Ender37 on BGG). Thank you very much for letting us share this!

“Anais, darling!”

Shards, Part 1 of Alien Artifacts lore series will introduce you to the universe of the Alien Artifacts. You will witness the various facets of this world, its heroes and the events that take place during the monumental shift in humanity’s history. A shift that was initiated by the discovery

“Peace and thought, brother”

Shards, Part 1 of Alien Artifacts lore series will introduce you to the universe of the Alien Artifacts. You will witness the various facets of this world, its heroes and the events that take place during the monumental shift in humanity’s history. A shift that was initiated by the discovery

“Takeover of the enemy structures and securing infrastructure”

Shards, Part 1 of Alien Artifacts lore series will introduce you to the universe of the Alien Artifacts. You will witness the various facets of this world, its heroes and the events that take place during the monumental shift in humanity’s history. A shift that was initiated by the discovery

“Enjoy your flight”

Shards, Part 1 of Alien Artifacts lore series will introduce you to the universe of the Alien Artifacts. You will witness the various facets of this world, its heroes and the events that take place during the monumental shift in humanity’s history. A shift that was initiated by the discovery

“Just this one and we’re going home”

Shards, Part 1 of Alien Artifacts lore series will introduce you to the universe of the Alien Artifacts. You will witness the various facets of this world, its heroes and the events that take place during the monumental shift in humanity’s history. A shift that was initiated by the discovery

Humans Strategy Guide

This is part 4 in a series of strategy articles brought to you by the game’s original designer, Grant Rodiek. Welcome to the strategy guide for the Human faction of Cry Havoc. The Humans are the boogeymen of Cry Havoc, the invincible and overwhelming space marines with their cursed use

Alien Artifacts gameplay description

Alien Artifacts is a 4X-style card game in which you play as an interplanetary faction, sending your research vessels into uncharted space to expand your knowledge and power. Build powerful ships, develop new technologies, and explore distant planets for anything — or anyone — you can exploit. Alien Artifacts is

Machines Strategy Guide

This is part 2 in a series of strategy articles brought to you by the game’s original designer, Grant Rodiek. Welcome to the strategy guide for the Machine faction of Cry Havoc. The Machines are one of the most difficult factions to play in the game, but they are one of

Pilgrims Strategy Guide

This is part 2 in a series of strategy articles brought to you by the game’s original designer, Grant Rodiek. Welcome to the strategy guide for the Pilgrim faction of Cry Havoc. The Pilgrims are the most advanced species on the planet, at least when viewed through the biological lens. They

Trogs Strategy Guide

This is part 1 in a series of strategy articles brought to you by the game’s original designer, Grant Rodiek Welcome to the strategy guide for the Trog faction of Cry Havoc. The Trogs are a primitive species that have not discovered advanced civilization concepts, let alone space travel. What

Crazy Karts – Our First Play

Once in a while we receive a prototype that blows our mind. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. We found Legacy: testament of duke de Crecy in 2012. Tides of Time happend in 2014. Crazy Karts came to us in 2015… *** I remember exactly the first afternoon we played the

Master Set Design Journal

The Evolution of 51st State cards

Today’s “read” is more visual than most. We are extremely proud of the look of the new edition of 51st State and we wanted to share with you the long process that Scorn went through to come to the final design. We start at the beginning, and arrive at the

First Martians – The One About Psychology

Couple  years ago when I was writing about designing the  51st StateI told a story about Baby Swift. For those who don’t remember or didn’t follow my blog back then here is a short recap. One week during play testing marathon of 51st State we received new artwork for the game.

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.

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