I spy a standalone game inspired by Portal's Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

January 11, 2021 - 11:05pm

Portal Games has announced Vienna Connection, a standalone game inspired by Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. Vienna Connection adds new rules and mechanisms to capture the Cold War espionage theme of the game. One to five players take on the role of CIA agents in 1977 sent to investigate a mysterious death of an American citizen in Vienna. Like in Detective, players will visit various locations and manage resources to uncover the circumstances of the death. However, Vienna Connection will also have players decoding secret messages and attempting to outsmart enemy spy agencies. 

Vienna Connection is designed by Jakub PoczętyPrzemysław RymerIgnacy Trzewiczek, and Jakub Łapot. The game consists of four missions tied together to create a narrative experience. It is available for pre-order now. Pre-order copies include extra components compared to the retail version. 

Vienna Connection is scheduled to ship to pre-orders in April 2021. Visit Portal Games for more information.