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51st state

Your goal is to build a new State in this post-apocalyptic world. Whether you command merciless Mutants or brave New Yorkers, your aim is always simple and clear – conquer new lands, incorporate new regions, and destroy everyone who is of no value. How will you achieve this? It’s pretty simple – the highest score wins the game. Pretty novel, huh?

Portal Games is currently running a preorder campaign for the revitalization of their hit card game 51st State in the form of the 51st State Master Set.  51st State is a competitive game that takes place in the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic work of Neuroshima Hex.  In the game, players take control of a faction such as New York, Appalachian Federation, Mutants Union, or the Merchants Guild and, by levying the power of his faction, build a new state: a 51st state.

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The core design and mechanisms of the game resemble that of Portal’s popular game Imperial Settlers, which is itself a redesign of the core mechanisms of the original 51st State card game.  The new 51st State Master Set will include a complete redesign of the original version of 51st State, as well as new editions of New Era and Winter, the original expansions for the game.  The boxed set includes:

  • 1 Victory Point Board
  • 200 Cards
    • 88 Base Set Cards
    • 12 Connection Cards
    • 50 New Era Cards
    • 50 Winter Cards
  • 4 Victory Point Markers
  • 1 First Player Token
  • 4 Faction Boards
  • Goods Markers
    • 38 Brick resource pieces
    • 38 Fuel resource pieces
    • 30 Gun resource pieces
    • 38 Iron resource pieces
  • 38 Workers pieces
  • 10 Shield Tokens
  • 13 Bullet Tokens
  • 9 Development Tokens
  • 20 Red Contact Tokens
  • 20 Blue Contact Tokens
  • 30 Grey Contact Tokens
  • 7 Universal Contact Tokens
  • 4 Multiply Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook

The preorders will be closing on this item soon.  To learn more about the details of the game and what’s included in the preorder, visit the Portal Games website here.

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Portal Games continues to release quality games with its latest announcement: Five Families, an expansion for the award-winning Legacy: the Testament of Duke De Crecy‏, a game in which players are managing the affairs of their wealthy, aristocratic families in pre-revolutionary France.

Portal Games released the following today in a press release:

Portal Games announces Five Families – an expansion for the award winning Legacy: the Testament of Duke De Crecy

The first expansion for Legacy from designers Ignacy Trzewiczek and Michał Walczak.

Gliwice, Poland – August 31st, 2015. Today, Portal Games announced Five Families, the first expansion for the award winning Legacy: the Testament of Duke De Crecy. This expansion by designers Ignacy Trzewiczek and Michał Walczak adds a new dimension to Legacy through the introduction of unique Families.

Five Familes allows the players to trade new family members and traits to the other players in exchange for their Favor, a new resource. Favor tokens are used to purchase new, powerful actions. Each family is unique and the individual family members offer powerful abilities to the player willing to trade their Favor. Additionally, Five Families adds new Patrons with unique scoring options, Birth Events with more drama, and a Daisy Track for a new solitaire challenge.

“Legacy has always been a thematic game that provokes players into telling jokes, and trash talking each other – with marriages, and having kids with ugly or greedy husbands being a fuel for pure fun. With this expansion I wanted to add even more of this discussion – and that’s how I came up with the idea of players offering their family members to the other players during something like a matchmaking phase! It worked from the very first play test – laughs, funny comments and each player praising his family members as a best choice for a husband or wife. This is hilarious phase and adds so much interaction and table talk to the base game!” says designer Ignacy Trzewiczek.

Legacy the Testament of Duke De Crecy is for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 or older and takes approximately 60-90 minutes to play. Five Families is an expansion which requires the base game to play. The expansion includes 105 cards, an action board, 60 Favor tokens, and a rulebook. Five Families will debut in October at Essen Spiel and will be in Europe retail distribution in October. Distribution in USA will begin in December. MSRP will be $25. For more information you can visit the Five Families page on our website at http://portalgames.pl/new_en/all-game-list/five-families/

About Portal Games

Portal Games is a publisher of award-winning games such as Imperial Settlers, Stronghold, Pret-A-Porter, Legacy, and Neuroshima Hex. Founded in Poland in 1999, Portal Games has developed into one of the most renowned European game publishers and design teams. Their commitment is to produce only the highest quality Board Games That Tell Stories.