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Portal board game coming this fall from Cryptozoic

Tabletop game publisher Cryptozoic Entertainment is producing a game based on Valve's Portal series, the former company announced last week during the American International Toy Fair.

Tentatively called "Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game," the tabletop title is "designed by the creators of Portal and Portal 2," according to Cryptozoic. Details are scarce at this point, but the game will include custom playing pieces that will be familiar to Portal fans, such as a test subject, sentry, weighted Companion Cube and cake. The franchise has generated plenty of merchandise, such as Companion Cube plushies and life-size sentries, but no official board games until now.

Other video game-related products from Cryptozoic include The Street Fighter Deck-Building Game and the board game Assassin's Creed: Arena. The company also stepped in to rescue The Doom that Came to Atlantic City, a tabletop game that collapsed after being funded on Kickstarter; it will be released March 26.

"Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game" is made for two to four players, and Cryptozoic currently plans to release it during the third quarter of 2014 for $50. We've reached out to Valve and Cryptozoic for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive. For more on the interaction between board games and the digital world, check out our report from last fall.

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