There’s a big red circle marking the month of October on every board gamer’s calendar. The world’s largest game convention – Essen Spiel – takes place in Germany this October 24-27 and Days of Wonder is debuting two new products at Essen: Ticket to Ride Nederland – the 4th in our series of Map Collections; and the brand new Art of Small World Statues. You’ll also get a chance to play our newest adventure game, Relic Runners and even get a preview of the upcoming Small World 6-Player Map.
Ticket to Ride® Nederland features a beautiful new map of the low country with an ingenious new twist – nearly all routes are double-track bridge crossings. When a player grabs the first route between cities, he pays a price in Bridge Toll Tokens directly to the bank; but when the second route is claimed, the money goes to the player who claimed the first route!
The Art of Small World Statues are something completely different, and completely fantastic. These are limited-edition, hand-painted art figures of the Skeleton, Wizard, Amazon and Spiderine characters from Small World. Getting a Small World Statue is a “must” for fans and we’ll make it easy to pick up all of them with a special “Buy 3, get the 4th one free” offer.
One of the Days of Wonder Essen highlights will be Relic Runners, our new jungle adventure game that one reviewer called “an out-of-the-ballpark hit”! We’ll have lots of Relic Runners demo tables for you to play on, plus Relic Runners designer, Matthew Dunstan will be at our booth everyday at 11:00 and 15:00 to meet with you and sign your copy of Relic Runners. The illustrator, Julien Delval, will be there as well on Saturday and Sunday.
You can also be one of the first to take a crack at the upcoming 6 player map of Small World. It’s a fun new way to play the game with an exciting team variant and we will have some pre-production samples to demo.
Come see Ticket to Ride Nederland; the Small World Statues; Relic Runners and preview the Small World 6-Player map at the Days of Wonder booth at Essen located in Hall 3, Booth E102.
If you can’t make it to Essen, the Art of Small World Statues will also be available at BGG.CON in the US, and you’ll be able to order them directly from Days of Wonder in mid-November. Ticket to Ride Nederland will also be available in stores in Europe right after Essen and in the US and rest of the world in mid November. You can preorder a copy from the Days of Wonder webstore now.
See you at Essen!