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Arrakis, the planet of spice and endless sand at the far end of the Imperium, is filled with intrigue, conflict, and war. On the infamous planet of Dune, you find yourself between two Great Houses. The sinister House Harkonnen schemes for power and profit, while those loyal to House Atreides rally a rebellion among the native inhabitants long suppressed under Harkonnen rule.

Dune: House Secrets is a cooperative story-driven game in which you join the resistance against House Harkonnen! Experiencing an original adventure inspired by the blockbuster film, you must complete a series of missions with limited time and resources. It's impossible to experience every encounter, and the story changes as you make hard decisions and sacrifices along the way. How will you uncover the secrets of Arrakis?

  • A Prologue Chapter to introduce you to the game
  • 3 Chapters filled with unique encounters
  • Unique, immersive experience
  • Take part in secret rebel tasks
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Javed Dhar
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A Citizen of a small settlement near Arrakeen, Javed collected information about House Harkonnens’ actions in Tel Gezer. Due to Javed’s failed plan to infiltrate Harkonnen’s garrison, one of his close friends lost his life. Unable to recover his friend’s body, he was greatly dishonored—for dehydration, a waste of water. Javed vows to make amends, and once again prove his worth in the ranks of the Fremen guerilla forces.

Gora Mallick
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Gora is a local black market trafficker dealing primarily in spice smuggling. After refusing to provide bribes to a corrupt official, she was informed upon by House Harkonnen, stripped of her wealth and material possessions, and imprisoned. Eventually Gora was freed from prison together with Arya Khoras by Zarzur’s people.

Arya Khoras
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Educated on Caladan, Arya was a low-ranking informant in Thufir Hawat’s spy network. She collected information in the Tel Gezer area and during the massacre tried to pose as a local merchant, but was exposed by House Harkonnen during illegal transactions. After a short imprisonment she was freed by Zarzur’s people.

Daniel Arias
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Arias was sent to Arrakis shortly after completing training on Caladan—and upon arriving, was thrust into a losing battle with House Harkonnen. He was defeated, taken prisoner, sent to a labor camp and forced to work on repairing the devastated buildings from the conflict. Eventually he was freed by Fremen guerilla fighters as they were performing sabotage actions in Tel Gezer.

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Day #10 - Dune: House Secrets - Unlock #05

Add style to your games of Dune: House Secrets with a pre-order exclusive cloth bag with the House Atreides sigil and a set of wooden screen printed Consequence tokens. During the game, players draw Consequences tokens to check if their actions attract Harkonnen’s attention. This highly thematic bag stores the tokens, helps you organize the play area, and greatly increases your immersion with the beautiful House Atreides sigil

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Day #9 - FAQ

Dune: House Secrets is a story-driven cooperative game that takes players to the world of  Dune. Our pre-order campaign is about to end, and we received many great questions from  you. Today we’d like to answer the most common. 

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Day #8 - Dune: House Secrets - Unlock #04

Dune: House Secrets pre-order campaign has another surprise! Decorate your game room with an epic map of Arrakis. This pre-order exclusive large map (56 x 42 cm / 22 x 16 ½ inches) printed on high-quality paper will help you visualize the setting of the game and is going to become a perfect conversation piece for after you finish the campaign.

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Day #7 - Structure of the game and Character development

Dune: House Secrets is a story-driven campaign game that takes place on Arrakis. Players take the role of rebels in the resistance forces against House Harkonnen. The game comes with a Prologue and three main Chapters. They are all connected and form one plotline that takes place over a few weeks in Tel Gezer. Besides this immersive plot, the campaign aspect of the game also influences the gameplay mechanisms as well in the form of Experience Points and a Final Report. Today we’d like to discuss these aspects.

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Day #6 - Dune: House Secrets - Unlock #03

Pre-order Dune: House Secrets today to get another unique bonus - experience Tel Gezer as if you were there. A unique pre-order exclusive collection of 5 large (17.6 x 25 cm / 7 x 10 inches) postcards revealing the main locations in Tel Gezer you will visit while playing Dune: House Secrets will be a great compliment to your game night. These beautifully illustrated pictures can be used during gameplay to increase immersion and will make a great post-campaign souvenir that you can frame and decorate your game room with.

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Day #5 - Cinematic experience and web integration

Dune: House Secrets is an adventure game that offers a cinematic experience like no other. During the game, players draw Encounter cards to push the adventure forward, meet Non-Player Characters, and visit various locations in the city of Tel Gezer. In addition to cards, maps, and tokens, the game also comes with the website element. Today we’d like to discuss its role in the game.

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Day #4 - Dune: House Secrets - Unlock #02

Another unique bonus only available in pre-order revealed! Add hidden information to the game and enhance your knowledge about Tel Gezer with 3 pre-order exclusive envelopes containing secret messages specially written to each character. Before each of the three main missions, players will open an envelope and secretly read a piece of information dedicated to their character containing helpful details. Players are free to share this information with others or keep it to themselves. These 3 envelopes will add another layer of theme and adventure into your game of Dune: House Secrets.

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Dune: House Secrets - language edition

Pre-orders for German Edition of Dune: House Secrets will open later this year. The game will be available with all of the presented pre-order bonuses, translated to German. Other language Editions will come out in 2022 - we will announce them after singing the contracts with local publishers.

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Day #3 - Life of a rebel

House Secrets is an adventure game that takes place on Arrakis. It thrusts players into the midst of conflict between two great houses, and allows players to play a small part in Dune's history.    Dune: House Secrets is inspired by the award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, but unlike its predecessor, it’s an adventure game. Players are not playing as investigators, detectives, or cops—they are rebels, part of the resistance forces fighting against House Harkonnen.

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Day #2 - Dune: House Secrets - Unlock #01

Today we revealed the first unique bonus in the pre-order campaign for Dune: House Secrets! Want to know what brought your characters to Tel Gezer? You’ll learn about their past in four pre-order exclusive booklets dedicated to each of the player’s characters. These short stories constitute a Prequel to Dune: House Secrets campaign and will make you better prepared for the story to come.

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Pre-order campaign

Pre-order Dune: House Secrets to get a special limited edition of the game. There are only 1500 individually numbered English language copies with the pre-order exclusive upgrades and bonuses that will not be included in the retail version of the game. The pre-order campaign is scheduled for July 12th to July 26th or until the stock runs out. Every day we will surprise you with new game content: unlocked bonuses, component upgrades, and new details about the game. Sign up for the Dune: House Secrets newsletter to get notified about daily unlocks.

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Day #1 - Adventure game on Dune

Dune: House Secrets is an adventure game that takes place on Arrakis. It’s set during the events described in the novel and allows players to play a small part in Dune's history.    The game is inspired by the award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. It’s a card-driven game in which players have three unique Chapters to complete. Each Chapter is a series of Encounters represented by cards that, based on the player's choices, shape the game’s story, just like in RPGs. 

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PORTAL GAMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DUNE: HOUSE SECRETS

Portal Games is thrilled to finally share some exciting news on Dune: House Secrets, our story-driven cooperative adventure board game inspired by the upcoming film

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Ready for production

We are really excited to announce that Dune: House Secrets, the game we are all waiting for, is ready. All production files have been finished and approved internally as well as by our licencing partners.

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Story-driven game

At Portal Games we stand by our motto: “Board Games That Tell Stories”. We proved this time and again with our internationally acclaimed detective series of cooperative games consisting of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and its expansions, L.A. Crimes and Dig Deeper, as well as a stand-alone sequel, Detective: Season One offering 3 individual crime cases.

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A trilogy of Dune-themed cooperative adventure games using the Detective system will begin rolling out in conjunction with the film’s fall release.

Knurów, Poland – January 23, 2021 – Portal Games is proud to announce a partnership with Gale Force Nine (GF9), Legendary Entertainment, Herbert Properties LLC, and Genuine Entertainment to produce an officially licensed board games set within the iconic Dune universe, created by science fiction author Frank Herbert.

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