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ANNOUNCEMENT: All Essen Rulebooks Now Online!

In two weeks we head to Spiel ’15 in Essen Germany loaded down with a huge number of new releases. With the earlier release of the Stronghold 2nd Edition rules, we are proud to announce that all rulebooks for our Essen releases are now avaialable online both here, at portalgames.pl,

RULES: Stronghold 2nd Edition

It is finally here! The rulebook everyone has been waiting for. The rulebook that I, quite literally, fell asleep working on… not once, but twice! I stayed up many late nights trying to make this the best it could be. It might not be perfect, but I’m proud of it!

RULES: Hunters

Today, we bring you the English rules and a few bits of art from the new expansion to Theseus – Hunters. We are very excited about the new possibilities and strategies that the Hunters bring to the base factions, and can’t wait to share it with you all at Essen!

ART: Stronghold 2nd Edition

Are you as excited about Stronghold 2nd Edition as we are? We sure hope so! Today, we share with you a selection of component images from the updated edition! Help us promote! Tell all your friends about your excitement for Stronghold by setting your social media profile pictures with these

ERRATA: Imperial Settlers

As our beloved game, Imperial Settlers, continues to grow and reach new fans, the inevitable has happened: it has become necessary for us to errata a few cards. Like every successful company, we strive for perfection, but with so many moving pieces and card interactions, it’s an extremely difficult task. It

RULES: Five Families

Today, we have for you the rules and a few sample card images from the upcoming expansion Five Families!   This expansion is really a combination of 4 expansions in one. Play with one, or play with them all! You get to decide: Family Decks, new Patrons, Birth Events, or

ARTICLE: Five Families – Genesis

I am a huge fan of Legacy: testament of duke de Crecy. I believed in the game from the very first play. I remember this game exactly, we were in the office, me, Greg and Lucas, I remember my excitement and surprise that this prototype is actually so fun. I

CONTEST: ESSEN SPIEL 2015 Live at BGG!

Today, we launched a special Essen themed contest at BGG. Like all BGG contests, this only lasts 1 week so be sure to get there and get your entries. The Grand Prize winner receives a copy of Stronghold and Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot!   What are you waiting for?

ARTICLE: From the Archives: Story on Board

A few years back, Portal used to publish a monthly magazine about all things Portal. The magazine fell off as our presence online grew to other platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, our Newsletter, the Blog, the Vlog, and the podcasts. Today, we brought one issue out of the archives to share

NEWS: Essen Pre-Orders Now Available!

We’ve had great success with our Gen Con pre-order system this year and are now gearing up for Essen Spiel with a set of special offers just for the show! In addition to pre-orders for our new releases, we are also offering discounted bundles for our current product lines… or

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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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