Reviewed by Herb Levy
PORTAL OF HEROES (Mayfair Games, 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, 45 minutes; $18)
The kingdom of Molthar has fallen prey to black magic and its resulting darkness. Players, as heroes, enter the home of a magician and, by crossing through a number of portals that reach into the kingdom, collect pearls and recruit creatures to lift the cloud that envelops the kingdom. Such is the world created in this card game by Johannes Schmidauer-Konig: Portal of Heroes.