This fall, Portal Games will release Imperial Miners, a game by Tim Armstrong, the creator of Orbis and Arcana Rising.

Set in the same game world as Portal’s Imperial Settlers but completely stand-alone, Imperial Miners is an engine-building game about digging for precious materials.  Each player uses cards to construct their own mine, delving deeper with each card play.  Every card has an effect, and when a player activates a card, it also triggers all of the cards above it in a chain-reaction.  Players can also mix-and-match cards from different factions to further their strategies and advance on randomly-chosen progress boards to earn additional bonuses and abilities.

Imperial Miners comes with more than 150 cards, 100 tokens, 40 wooden markers, and 8 boards.  It will be released in both English and Polish editions, with additional languages planned.  The game is intended for 1 to 5 players.  MSRP is $35.00.

Last quarter, Portal launched a new expansion for its Empires of the North game (see “Portal Games Will Release New ‘Empires of the North’ Expansion”).