In a classic case of “Google Journalism”, erroneous press reports from British newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Sun that implicate Days of Wonder’s Small World board game have spread like wildfire over the internet. The stories mistakenly blame the Small World board game as the reason a British woman neglected her children and let the family dogs die because she was so addicted to online game play. We can only assume that the so-called “journalists” mistook Small World, for a similarly named online virtual world. (more…)
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The Ticket to Ride World Championship will take place on June 19 in the Musée de la Carte à Jouer in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The national champions will play several games on the various maps of Ticket to Ride – the best of them will then be declared Ticket to Ride World Champion and win a trip for two on the legendary Orient-Express! (more…)
This is it! The 8 finalists who will compete in the first ever Ticket to Ride World Championship have now been determined. Soon they will all be on their way to Paris.
On Saturday June 19th, the le Musée de la Carte à Jouer (Card Game Museum) at Issy-les-Moulineaux, will host the inaugural Ticket to Ride World Championship. The 8 national champions will fiercely compete on the various Ticket to Ride maps to claim the title and win the grand prize – a fabulous journey on the Orient Express.
The 8 players are:
- Eric Miller, who won the North American championship on April the 10th in Columbus, OH
- Jay Fox, the North American runner-up
- Krystian Romanowski, Polish champion on April the 17th in Gdansk
- Rémi Bec, French champion on April the 25th in Toulouse
- Pere Garriga Solé, Spanish champion on May the 15th in Madrid
- Jürgen Grauer, German champion on May the 15th in Herne
- Patrick Deckers, Benelux champion on May the 29th in Bruxelles
- Ian Andrew Vincent, UK champion on June the 5th in Birmingham
Congratulation to all of the finalists for getting this far. We’re sure they are in the midst of intensive training to prepare themselves for the Ticket to Ride Championship.
As they will all want your support on the day of the championship, we will soon announce a surprise that will allow you to follow your favorites during the event!
Spanish Champion, Pere Garriga Solé (in black, center),
along with other finalists from the Spanish Championships in Madrid
If you’ve checked the Online Play game counter on the Days of Wonder homepage recently, you may have noticed we’re coming close to a very big milestone. Sometime in the next 30 days we expect that a few lucky players will play in the 20 millionth Days of Wonder Online game. Why are they lucky? Because we’re going to give them a big prize!
The Ticket to Ride North American Championship was held this past weekend at Alan Moon’s annual Gathering of Friends event in Columbus Ohio. 16 players who qualified in previous events in both the US and Canada were there to battle for the championship and a chance to win the trip to Paris to compete in the World Championship in June.
Days of Wonder today announced its Small World™ App for iPad, one of the first interactive board games designed specifically for iPad.
If you are having trouble keeping track of all the clues you find, I strongly suggest you download the Mystery Express Deduction sheet. Very handy for keeping all those clues in order.
And no, you ninny, the list of crime cards you’ll find in there are NOT clues!
- The Chief Detective