Thursday, November 21, 2013

New from Portal Games! Legacy: Testament of Duke de Crecy and Theseus!



Coming Soon!

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Legacy: Testament of Duke de Crecy
$50.40 SRP
NPI

It is 1729 in pre-revolution France, a time when the aristocracy has all the power and the means to rule the country. As a wealthy, well-educated aristocrat, you have traveled the world and had the fortune to enjoy your life to the fullest but you see that history is about to change course and you know that in order to stay strong, your family must prepare well. You need to find new allies. You must absorb smaller families and use their potency to strengthen your kin. You have to arrange wise marriages, nurture strong connections at court, obtain titles, build mansions, and find the right spouses for your daughters and sons.

Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy enables you to build a powerful dynasty in 18th century France as you step into the shoes of a French noble and compete for lasting honor. Over three generations, you, a resourceful patriarch or matriarch, will attempt to create a lasting legacy by establishing a house with ties to many different wealthy and powerful families from France and abroad (Spain, Italy, Russia and other countries).

This card game offers endless possibilities. Each time you build a family, you write a unique story, bringing to life the diverse relationships between parents and their children, between cousins, uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. Whether you are looking for the best husband for your only daughter or a suitable wife for one of your two sons, whether you are looking to add new blood to your family by marrying into foreign nobility – you will be working to make your family rise in status through prestige and wealth, new skills and abilities. In Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy, known previously as Nobles of Paris and winner of Ducosim Spelontwerp in 2009, you will find 75 spouse cards with unique traits, more than twenty secret missions, nine titles, and nine “contribution to the family” cards. This all culminates in a highly thematic card game that will satisfy players who enjoy exploring many different paths to victory.

Ages 12+
1-4 players
60 minute play time


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Theseus
$50.40 SRP
NPI

Theseus: The Dark Orbit puts players in the heart of a conflict between five factions trapped on the eponymous space station in deep space. Only one can survive... Command the marine forces! Use deadly weaponry, setting traps and mines in corridors to defend the human race. Command the alien race! Use secret passages and ventilation ducts to launch surprise attacks and grow small aliens to take control of the station. Command the scientists! Use computers and technological devices to gather data and record information about other inhabitants of the station. Command the Greys race! Use their mind powers to control the enemy and use them for your own purposes. The fifth faction? It’s a mystery. It’s precisely why you made the trek to Theseus, and it’s precisely why you will die...

In Theseus: The Dark Orbit, players move their pawns around the space station and activate the abilities of different rooms. Every move you take changes the movement possibilities of your opponent. On your turn, you need to think about which room you want to reach and (in addition) how to mess your opponent’s movement, which leads to great choices and meaningful decisions. Rooms abilities change during the game as players install trait cards that give rooms new abilities and skills. Players create Theseus during gameplay by placing traps, smart guns, secret passages and many other features.

In every game, Theseus looks different; in every game it’s deadly for you in a new way... Rules for team play allow players to engage in incredibly emotional 2-vs-2 battles. With perfectly balanced factions, players will be able to fight engaging and deadly battles as a teams. Each faction has a unique deck of cards, and before the game starts, you discard ten cards from the deck. In basic mode you discard at random, while in tournament (master) mode you choose cards and build your deck. With five factions and 110 cards, the game can provide years of unique experiences.

Ages 12+
2-4 players
45 minute play time

2 comments:

  1. Any word on when Theseus ships out?

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  2. Hi Miguel! Theseus has a street date of tomorrow, 12/18. Thanks!

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