DUNE: HOUSE SECRETS Board Game Release Date Announced
Portal Games is making a board game called Dune: House Secrets and the new board game is based on the upcoming Dune movie. The game will be a story-driven coop adventure game for up to 4 players who must manage time and resources as they search different parts of the world.
The game will start with a Prologue and then have 3 adventures to enjoy with each one taking 2-3 hours to play. Another cool feature is that there will be digital game components used in addition to physical cards and pieces. When done well, this takes board games to a new level, so I’m excited.
If you’re excited too, you’ll be happy to note that a pre-order campaign will launch on July 12 with the official release being on October 15 at Essen Spiel. How pumped are you to play Dune: House Secrets?
Adding many new Dune mechanics and features to their award-winning Detective game system, Dune: House Secrets is a cooperative, story-driven adventure game for 1-4 players aged 14+, which delivers a unique, deeply thematic experience that drops you right in the middle of the highest stakes on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.
In Dune: House Secrets, players take on the roles of rebels who must solve a series of challenging missions with a finite amount of time and resources. Players cooperatively make decisions on how to progress the story, as they explore different regions of the world, follow leads, leverage allies, and overcome opposition of all kinds. During gameplay, players utilize a variety of physical and digital game components to steer the narrative in fun and surprising directions – a deck of cards with essential clues and plot twists, a dozen physical handouts, and a dedicated website with assorted videos and additional resources – for a truly immersive game experience.
Beginning with a brief Prologue to ease players into the Dune universe, the game then continues with three big adventures, each taking 2-3 hours to play. During each episode, players can earn experience points to level up their characters in between missions and unlock new options in future episodes. Each adventure can be played separately as a stand-alone experience. Yet should players complete all three episodes, they will unravel a master game narrative with an epic climax and lasting impact on the two future games in Portal’s planned Dune trilogy.