SPIEL.digital 2020

Essen Spiel is the largest games convention in Germany, and this year it’s going online. SPIEL.digital 2020 takes place on 22-25 October (fully online because of the COVID-19). Portal Games is one of the exhibitors, and we are proud to present our program.

Portal Games will stream online both in English and Polish. We specified the language for each of our events. 

  • Thursday/czwartek 22.10.2020: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CET Polish, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. English 
  • Friday/piątek 23.10.2020: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CET Polish, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. English
  • Saturday/sobota 24.10.2020: all English (10 a.m.-8 p.m. CET)
  • Sunday/niedziela 25.10.2020: Polish (10 a.m.-4 p.m. CET), English 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, October 22nd 2020

4-5 p.m. CET – EN

Welcome! Great opening and announcements – Spiel Digital with Portal Games begins! Join our team to learn about our new releases, our new plans and to learn what exciting things we prepared for you for this edition of Spiel!

5-6 p.m. CET – EN

My first Essen – top stories  Ignacy Trzewiczek of Portal Games shares his stories from the company’s very first Essen and talks about funny adventures that happened on their first appereance in Essen!

6-7 p.m. CET – EN

Treasure Chest – breakdown of the expansion with designer – this Spiel Digital the latest expansion for Robinson Crusoe releases. Join designer Ignacy Trzewiczek and learn about the contents of the expansion and how it was developed and designed!

7-8 p.m. CET – EN

Charades with Kopik – join us for the contest for fans! We draw pictures and you – during live stream – must guess the title of the game the picture refers to!


8-9 p.m. CET – EN

Imperial Settlers Roll & Write app gameplay with Portal Games US team – join us to learn how to play Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write! See the game in action presented by our team from Portal Games US!

9-10 p.m. CET – EN

State of Portal Games 2020 – Join Luke Otfinowski from Portal Games US and learn about the status of the company – what were our biggest successes of 2020 and what were our biggest chalanges during COVID era!

Friday, October 23rd 2020

4-5 p.m. CET – EN

RC app – presentation and breakdown with the designer – Robinson Crusoe supporting app is a brand new product from Portal Games Digital. Meet designer Joanna Kijanka presenting the app and discussing its features!

5-6 p.m. CET – EN

Detective: Season One – demo with the designer – The award-winning Detective: modern crime board game has a new member – Detective: Season One. Learn about the game and see it in action during this demo with designer!

6-7 p.m. CET – EN

Top 10 UNIQUE games I brought from Essen! – Over the past 15 years we bought at Spiel and brought from Essen hundreds of games! Learn about 10 most unique and fun!

7-8 p.m. CET – EN

MA Golems demo gameplay – watch & learn with Eric vs David – Monolith Arena Golems is the latest expansion to the game. Join us to see demo of the expansion!

8-9 p.m. CET – EN

NS Convoy app gameplay –  watch & learn with Eric vs David – Neuroshima Convoy is a two player asymmetrical card game designed by industry veteran Ignacy Trzewiczek. Join us to learn how to play the app version of the game!

9-10 p.m. CET – EN

NS HEX Troglodytes gameplay – watch & learn with Eric vs David – Neuroshima Hex was the first game Portal Games released in Essen! Watch demo of Troglodytes, 14th expansion to the game!

Saturday, October 24th 2020 (all English)

10 a.m.-12 p.m. CET – EN

History of PG at Essen Spiel – best moments with Ignacy Trzewiczek – Portal Games is Essen Spiel exhibitor since 2007. Join us for the seminar and learn about all these funny moments that happened over the past 13 years at Essen!

12-1 p.m. CET – EN

Robinson Crusoe – The Book of Adventures expansion preview! – Robinson Crusoe: The Book of Adventures is the next big expansion for the game. Meet designer Joanna Kijanka and learn about this upcoming product!

1-2 p.m. CET – EN

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – future of the line explained! – Detective is one of the most successful lines in the history of Portal Games. Join us to learn about existing expansions and all the new ideas that are in the works!

2-4 p.m. CET – EN

Epic Q&A with Joanna Kijanka and Ignacy Trzewiczek, designers of Robinson Crusoe, Empires of the North and Detective! – meet designers Ignacy Trzewiczek and Joanna Kijanka in this epic Q&A session with Portal Games fans!

4-6 p.m. CET – EN

Exclusive first look 51st State: Moloch expansion demo gameplay – 51st State: Moloch is one of the first Portal Games products that releases in 2021. Join designer Joanna Kijanka facing Paul from The Dicey Review demoing it for the first time.

6-8 p.m. CET – EN

Game show: Portal Games PL vs Portal Games US – Join Portal Games team facing each other in this crazy game show in which they will be tested for knowledge about the company! Who knows Portal Games best: Marek and Joanna or Luke and David?

Sunday, October 25 th 2020

4-6 p.m. CET – EN

Spiel Digital and Virtual Conventions in general final opinion and wrap up with Luke and David  – we wrap up the show with the closing seminar about 2020 convention season and the future of virtual cons!

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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.