January 10, 2022 – Publisher Portal Games To Distribute Hit Essen Game Gutenberg in English. This highly anticipated euro, published by Granna, has been high in buzz since its debut back in October of 2021 at Essen Spiel but also in disappointment forNorth America, Australia and New Zealand gamers because there was not going to be a retail version they could purchase. This announcement changes all of that. Veteran publisher Portal Games has jumped in to co-publish Gutenberg and bring the English language version to the world.
The MSRP of Gutenberg is $70. Portal Games’ preorders open today (January 10) and North American preorder fulfillment will be done in March 2022.
Gutenberg is a mid-weight strategy game taking place in Europe in the 15th century. Each player takes the role of the printing pioneer trying to build their wealth and fame by developing their production capacity and gaining the support of patrons. Through bidding for specific actions the players develop their printing workshops, acquire new fonts, inks and decorations. The unique system of rotating gears allows players to combine bonuses and earn large amounts of points. The game lasts six rounds and the player with the most points at the end wins.
Portal Games is printing Gutenberg at the Granna factory in Warsaw, Poland, where the first release of the game was printed, ensuring the same excellent quality of components, including the unique 3d wooden letter blocks.
Co-publishing Gutenberg with Granna starts a new chapter in the growth of Portal Games, which expands its operations from developing and marketing its own titles to distributing the products from the other European publishers to North America and other regions worldwide.
“We will continue to deliver outstanding strategy games to our fans around the world, as well as support our existing product lines”, said Ignacy Trzewiczek, President of Portal Games. “We are happy to be working on this project with the wonderful European board game company, Granna, and are excited about the new opportunities this cooperation brings.”