Episode 27

Tabletop Gaming News

Portal introduces Eleven

Following on from last weeks show as we briefly spoke abut some games that were showcased at Portal Con. Game Designer and Portal CEO Ignacy Trzewicek also revealed a Football Management style game called Eleven.

Eleven is an economic strategy game set in a world of Football or Soccer. In the game you will manage and grow your own football club over the course of a season.

Each player will face challenges such as; hiring staff members, including trainers, physical therapists, PR specialists, and directors. You will need to acquire sponsors, expand the stadium infrastructure, and take care of your club’s position in social media. Among many tasks on the list are also transfers of new players, and choosing the right tactics for each of the upcoming matches.

Eleven is a scenario-driven game. It includes six different scenarios that challenge players with different starting situations and goals for the season. In the beginning, the task will be simple: you have to climb the steps of the football leagues and achieve the appropriate experience. You may have to manage the club in a crisis, and at other times you will have to rejuvenate the football team of players that are not so young anymore. You may also have to fight against time to try to complete the stadium before the deadline!
Eleven is designed by Dutch author Thomas Jansen. It is made for 1-4 players and the game lasts 60-120 minutes, depending on the number of players. 


Dreadful Circus

Portal games have also announced another release that will be out later this year. Dreadful Circus is a set collection game in which players try to create the most successful circus! The game comes with a unique twist – over the course of the game players buy cards that have special final scoring rules. As the game progresses, and more cards are gained, each player develops their very own final scoring rules. No game is the same, and no player at the table scores the same way. 

Dreadful Circus – designed by industry icon Bruno Faidutti – is for 4-8 players and plays in 30-40 minutes. Gamers will love this extremely clever card game.




​Symbaroum Starter Set - Treasure Hunts in Davokar Announced

Brave adventurer, this is your moment. Free League Publishing have announced a starter set for their praised dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Symbaroum that will release February 16. 

The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar is the perfect entry point to venture deep into the lush world and offers treasure hunts and expeditions in the mysterious forest.

The set contains everything needed to start playing, including two ready-made adventure sites, guidelines for creating treasure hunt adventures, a 64-page rulebook, a 64-page adventure compendium, a dice set, two double-sided full color maps and six printed character sheets with pre-made player characters.

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Hadrian's Wall




Hadrian’s Wall, a new deeply strategic flip n’ write style game from designer Bobby Hill. Hadrian’s Wall is now available for pre-order on our store or at your friendly local game store for Q2 2021 release.

In Hadrian’s Wall, 1-6 players take on the role of a Roman General, placed in charge of constructing a milecastle and bordering wall. Over 6 years (rounds), players will construct their fort and wall, man the defenses, and attract civilians by building services and providing entertainment – all while defending the honour of the Roman Empire from the waring Picts. The player that can accumulate the most Renown, Piety, Valour, and Discipline, whilst avoiding Disdain, will prove to the Emperor they are the model Roman citizen and be crowned Legatus Legionis! 

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A New Rambler on Board 

I'm Delighted to announce that we have a new rambler on the team called Ben Reilly. He will be popping up in various places hope you all make him feel welcome. If you've ever fancy following in Ben's Footsteps and getting involved with a podcast or working on a website and you have a passion for Tabletop gaming, then give us a shout. You could be just what we are looking for to join this fun loving team.

Join us on our Beta Discord:- 


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Huddersfield's Gaming Ambassador Dan Hughes


Designed By Cora Hughes + Dan Hughes      

Published by Self Published 

1- 4 Players                     45 - 60 mins                 Age 6+


This Game is Broken


Sporadically board Podcast


Comedy Podcast with Mike Di Lisio and Dan Hughes


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Kickstarter Kickaround

Kingdoms of the Deep


Journey into the deep with our follow up to the award-winning Animal Kingdoms!

  • Kingdoms of the Deep is an area control and simultaneous action selection game, where each player is vying for control of the Underwater Kingdoms. 


Designed by Ian Zang      


Published by Galactic Raptor Games

1 - 6 players                  45 - 60 mins per player                   10+

KS Ends:- Friday February 12, 2021


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Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector's Edition


Fantastic new art, premium components, 2 new expansions, GameTrayz™, and more!

In 2014, Castles of Mad King Ludwig brought out the interior designer in all of us with its unique combination of mechanisms and opportunity to be a visionary architect at work! It became an instant classic for many, wanting to play again and again creating endless, luxurious castles, while also attempting to achieve the most victory points over their opponents. This incredible collector's edition of the tile placement classic would be oh-so-pleasing to King Ludwig II of Bavaria…


  • All New Artwork

  • An incredible Dual Sided Scoreboard

  • GameTrayz Storage Organizers

  • Weighted Swan Player Markers

  • New Kings Favors & Bonus Cards

  • Existing Expansions

  • The New Royal Decrees Expansion

  • The New Towers Expansion: Including 8 detailed 3D Miniatures

  • 5th Player Option & More!

Designed by Ted Alspach

Published by Bezier Games

1 - 5 players                    60 90 + mins                         13+ 


KS ends:- Thurs, February 18, 2021



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Discover a world of mountains, valleys, seas and cities, all within the colossal impossible structure of a castle's rooms and corridors

Think of it like a personal, mindful writing exercise, where the game provides you with prompts to write your own fascinating adventure in this strange world. You will be keeping a journal of your adventures, and the game system is a way to determine what you will encounter along the way, and to dictate the outcome of combat. All the book provides is prompts and inspirations, but it is up to you and your character to flesh out the details and to write about what you discover.

Designed by Nich Angell

Published by ???


1  player                 15 - 60 mins                    Age ?

Campaign Ends:- Thurs , February 11, 2021


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