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Small World Underground Previews – Canada

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Below is the list of all the Small World Underground Preview events being held in Canada in June and early July.  Contact your local retailer to confirm dates, times and locations and go have fun playing Small World Underground!

You can also see listings in the Eastern US, Central US & Western US

Note: We’ve added some new event dates in Quebec where French language versions of Small World Underground will be previewed:

Le Griffon, Sherbrooke, QC – 819-566-0036
— Wednesday, June 29 (contact store for times)
Le Bleuts Ludiques , Normandin QC

— Saturday, July 2 (contact store for times)
Le Valet d’Coeur, Montreal QC – 514-499-0133
— Sunday, July 3 (contact store for times)
Le Valet Fou, Rawdon QC – 450-834-4059
— Friday, July 8 (contact store for times)
Carta Magica, Montreal QC – 514-286-9099
— Sunday, July 10 (contact store for times)
Frimousse, Trois-Rivieres QC – 819-376-9452
— Wednesday, July 13 (contact store for times)

Comic Hunter, Moncton NB – (506) 855-4950
— Thursday, Jul 07 : 6:00 PM
401 GAMES, TORONTO ON – (416) 599-6446
— Sunday, Jul 03 : 2:00 PM
spellbinder, WOODSTOCK ON – (519) 535-2621
— Friday, Jul 01 : 1:00 PM & Wednesday, Jul 06 : 6:00 PM
Game Knight Games, Winnipeg MB – (204) 487-4263
— Saturday, Jul 09 : 12:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 09 : 1:00 PM
The Sentry Box, Calgary AB – (403) 245-2121
— Thursday, Jun 30 : 6:30 PM & Saturday, Jul 09 : 2:00 PM
Board Game Warriors, New Westminster BC – 604-540-6322
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
YOUR GO GAMES, SURREY BC – (778) 294-0216
—Wednesday , Jul 06 : 7:00 PM * Note this date has changed
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
Drexoll Games, Vancouver BC – 604-733-6511
— Friday, Jul 01 : 6:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 02 : 2:00 PM

Ticket to Ride Map Contest Update

Friday, May 27th, 2011

We’re midway through the $10,000 Ticket to Ride Map Design Contest. During the submission phase hundreds of entries poured into our Paris and California offices. The variety of entries was impressive; but after many hours spent reviewing the submissions we were able to narrow them down to those that were so intriguing we just had to play test them. All their authors have been contacted and we’ve received their complete maps.

We’re now in the midst of reviewing and playing these “finalists” and are quite excited by what we’ve seen. No matter which map ultimately wins, Ticket to Ride fans will be in for a treat once they get to play it this fall. While the winning designer will be selected and contacted before the end of June, we’re keeping the winning map under wraps until we reveal the new Ticket to Ride Map Collection in October.

A Few Map Design Contest Stats…

Number of entries: 612 total

Number of countries we received submissions from: 40

Top 5 submitting countries: US, France, Canada, Germany, UK

Most popular map theme: Outer Space/Mars/Moon – 64 entries!

Most “unexpected” theme ideas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour, Atlantis, The Underground Railroad, American Civil War, Transylvania and Human Anatomy.




Small World for iPad wins Pocket Gamer award

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

As we announced last month, UK-based Pocket Gamer held their annual award ceremony at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. We’re very excited to announce that Small World for iPad was awarded the 2011 Pocket Gamer Award for Best Strategy/Simulation Game!


Ticket to Ride $10,000 Map Design Contest

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Do you have what it takes to create the best Ticket to Ride map?

To celebrate Days of Wonder’s upcoming 10-year anniversary (April 2012), we’re holding our biggest contest yet. The $10,000 Ticket to Ride Map Design Contest gives you a chance to become world-famous and put your name on the map!


Cargo Noir Preview Demo Events

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Cargo NoirWant to get an advance peek and learn how to play Days of Wonder’s new board game Cargo Noir? Over the next few weeks, several venues across the US are hosting Cargo Noir Preview Events.

Here’s a list of Cargo Noir Preview Demo events. Check to see if there’s one in your area…  

Quick Update: new events added in Texas and Southern California!


Win Alvin & Dexter – Boardgamegeek contest

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 and Days of Wonder are sponsoring  Alvin & Dexter’s Excellent Adventure Contest, running now through Tuesday January 18th. (more…)

Days of Wonder at Essen Spiel’10

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Days of Wonder at Essen Spiel'10 For the 8th year in a row, Days of Wonder will once again be featuring all of our new games at Essen Spiel in Germany. Game lovers from all around the world should attend to this gigantic and internationally renowned game show that takes place at the Essen convention center (Messe Essen) from October 21st to the 24th. We welcome you to our booth located in hall 12, number 68.


Small World, Best Game of the Year according to The Dice Tower!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The 2009 Dice Tower Gaming Awards have just been announced and  Small World has been awarded not once, but three times!

  • Best Game of the Year
  • Best Family Game
  • Best Game Artwork

Congratulations to the game’s author Philippe Keyaerts and illustrator Miguel Coimbra!




Days of Wonder at GenCon

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Are you coming to GenCon in Indianapolis this year?

Make sure you visit Days of Wonder at booth 1515 in the Exhibit Hall. We’ll be demoing the new Tales & Legends expansion for Small World; the new Disaster at Dieppe BattleMap for Memoir ’44; and we’ll also be offering the first public demos of our upcoming bluffing quiz game, Fictionaire.


Open de France M44 – Pictures

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Open de France de Mémoire 44 - 2010 The 2nd edition of the “Open de France Mémoire 44″ took place on April 3rd and 4th at Tours, France. Our combat photographers sent in came back with many pictures of the event!