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BLOG: The one about waves of play-testers

I have this provocative statement that designer should never listen to playtesters and that playtesters have no idea what they are talkin’ about. Every designer panel I run, I always say: ‘Ignore them. Just don’t listen. They have no clue.’ It’s provocation statement of course, but there is a seed

First Martians BGG FAQ v0.1

We have read all your comments and questions about First Martians on Board Game Geek forums. We have answers for you and anyone, who might have any questions in the future. Behold: First Martians Board Game Geek Frequently Asked Questions, version 0.1 – click to download PDF. Future updates may

July 22, 2017 Livestream with Ignacy

This Saturday (22 July 2017) 4pm CET / 10am EST we’ll do YouTube live stream on our channel for you to talk about First Martians! If you have any questions, we will be there for you! Link to our YouTube channel: Please consider subscribing, so you would never miss

Throwback Thursday #01

You guys! We have awesome new series on our YouTube channel! Throwback Thursday is here, with a little bit nostalgic stories about Portal Games past. Watch Ignacy every Thursday, as he tells you, how it all began. And tell us, what you think about this new video format! Please consider

GenCon 2017 & Portal Games special offer

UPDATE: Special Offer has ended and is no longer available!   As we are gearing up for a weekend of awesomeness on GenCon in Indianapolis (August 17-20, 2017), we have special offer for Robinson Crusoe and First Martians. You can order them and then receive them at the convention with

Portal Games Informant #21

Dice Tower is truly awesome boardgames convention! Fantastic people! Fantastic board games and a lot of fun with guys from DICE TOWER! Check out this new Portal Games Informant movie and look how fantastic this convention is!

BLOG: Living board game

I planned to write about First Martians being a living board game later this year, when we are closer to the actual release of the game, closer to the street date. Well, I had to change my plans. We’ll talk about living board game today. What happened? This Tuesday Rodney

3rd BerlinCon photos

Last weekend German Vidcaster’s Hunter&Cron had their 3rd BerlinCon event in Berlin, Germany. It was much bigger than before and still burst at the seams! We had a great event and great people enjoyed playing Rising 5, Cry Havoc, 51st State and Neuroshima Hex A LOT! Check out the photos!

First Martians app available on PC!

We are happy to announce, that our First Martians App is now available on Windows PC – last platform, next to Android and iOS, that will receive its own versions. Please note, that while this is a stable app version, it can still contain some nasty space bugs, that we


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.