Welcome to the Artifacts’ Universe – “Just this one and we’re going home”

Alien Artifacts Universe is big, wonderful space, with a lot of interesting factions, conflicts and drama. It is not only a complex 4X, engine building card game, it is, primarily, like most Portal Games games, a board game, that tell stories.

We would like to share with you those stories. The knowledge, the lore behind each faction. Their purpose, weaknesses and strengths. We would like to help you create your own stories, and see a little bit more, when looking at your Empire of Cards at your gaming table. We would like to welcome you, to the Alien Artifacts Universe.

The beginning

And we would like to begin this new experience with a, not surprisingly, first story. This is a tale of Community miners, League adventurers and other spacefarers, titled:

“Just this one and we’re going home” – click to read!

Stay tuned for more content like that!

PS If you love the Expanse, the Orville or Star Trek, you will probably enjoy those stories too!


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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