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Days of Wonder Debuts Alexa Skills for Ticket to Ride!

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Amazon and Days of Wonder are changing how players experience board games by introducing the first official Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe for free to welcome new players aboard the award-winning games by Alan R. Moon and act as conductors for even the most experienced rail-riders.

These skills replace the rule books by taking players on a guided experience of the games and offer the option to use it as an additional player. We are excited to announce that both official skills are available now in English and French languages in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

After saying, “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride” or “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride Europe,” players are taken on a guided journey from setup to the end of the game for either game. No matter the player’s experience level, the skills offer new ways to play and learn. For those new to the game, they offer full rules walkthroughs during play sessions. Veteran players can skip the walkthroughs and use other helpful tools that are part of the experience.

The skills customize themselves to the number of players and track their remaining trains, the longest route, points, and more. They also act as an additional player for groups looking for an extra person or anyone who wants to get in a solo game against the skill itself. While each player takes their turn, the skills provide thematic background music and sound effects to immerse everyone in the world of Ticket to Ride.

We are eager for players to experience the free Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe skills for themselves. Additional languages and territories will be supported soon to ensure players around the world can learn and play Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe like never before.

Zoom across Japan in a bullet train with Ticket to Ride – Japan

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Zoom across Japan in a bullet train admiring Mount Fuji through the mist or take the Tokyo subway to your final destination. Or if you prefer early 20th century steam engine trains, ride through the italian countryside, enjoy the alpenglow on majestic peaks and sunsets behind cypress hedges in glorious Tuscan landscapes.

Find out Ticket to Ride Map Collection Volume 7 – Japan and Italy a new expansion  in our well-known Ticket to Ride series.

As the Japan board offers some cooperative gameplay, players face a new dilemma. Some of the Routes are reserved for the Bullet Train network, so once one of those routes is claimed, it can be used by all players to complete Destination Tickets. On the other hand, the players who contribute most to this shared project will also be rewarded with a larger bonus. Italy, the second map featured in this expansion,  is focused on the Regions in this country and on a brand new type of Ferry Route. Connect cities from all Regions in the same network to score extra points.

This expansion is designed for 2-5 players and includes 1 oversized double-sided board. The Japan map contains 16 Bullet Train miniatures and associated Progression Markers, 54 Destination Ticket cards and 1 Rules booklet. The Italy map includes 56 Destination Tickets cards, 10 Ferry cards and 1 Rules booklet. Both of these maps require the trains and the train car cards from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride®Europe. The game is expected to be available at Spiel ‘19 in Essen, Germany, in November in Europe and in January in North America at a suggested retail price of $40/40€.

For more informations, please visit Ticket to Ride – Japan website.

Ticket to Ride: London, jump aboard a double-decker bus to race around 1970s London

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Welcome to the ’70s world capital of fashion and music. Jump aboard a famous double-decker bus to rumble through London’s historic streets, breeze past Buckingham Palace, pop into the British Museum or listen to Big Ben’s chime echo across the Thames…

Find out about Ticket to Ride: London, a new, fast-paced version of the well-known board game Ticket to Ride.


Ticket to Ride: London is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1970s London to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: London is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.

Ticket to Ride: London is a stand-alone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 10 to 15 minutes. It includes 1 board map, 68 plastic buses, 44 Transportation cards, 20 Destination Ticket cards, 1 rule leaflet, 4 Scoring Markers.

Ticket to Ride: London is expected to be available in June in Europe and in July in North America at a suggested retail price of  $20/20€. In the U.S., the game will be available exclusively at Walmart stores for a limited time.

For more information, please visit the Ticket to Ride: London web page.

Days of Wonder Holds Contest For Trip To New York City!

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Today, to celebrate the release of Ticket to Ride: New York, Days of Wonder launches a contest on their Facebook page, in which the winner will win a trip to New York City. It will take place from the 9th until the 18th of July.

 

The boardgame company offers the opportunity to win a trip for two to New York, including 4 nights in a four-star hotel. To participate, participants have to go on the Days of Wonder Facebook page and answer the following question in comment : “Who is the illustrator of Ticket to Ride: New York?”

The winners will be randomly drawn on the 19th of July. The winner will win the trip and ten other participants will receive a copy of Ticket to Ride: New York.

Due to legal issue, only the following countries are eligible for participation: France, USA, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland,  Spain, and United Kingdom.

More information on the settlement can be found here: http://s3-assets.daysofwonder.com/www/T2R_NY_SWEEPSTAKE_EN.pdf

Ticket to Ride: New York, a new, quicker and smaller version of Ticket to Ride board game.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Welcome to the Big Apple! Enjoy the sights from Times Square to Brooklyn, and all over NYC. Admire the stunning view from the Empire State Building or take a walk through scenic Central Park!

Find out Ticket to Ride: New York, a new, express version of the well-known board game Ticket to Ride.

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Days of Wonder at Spiel ’17

Monday, October 16th, 2017

It is this time of the year again.

The world’s largest game convention – Essen Spiel – takes place in Germany this October 26-29 and Days of Wonder is debuting a new expansion for Ticket to Ride there. Ticket to Ride: France the biggest expansion yet released.  Dive into thriving French culture during the height of Impressionism and the Industrial Revolution: street cafés, “Starry Night,” Paris boulevards, and Notre-Dame. The French railroad system is a blank canvas just waiting for competitors to make their masterful strokes.

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Dive into the French culture with Ticket to Ride – France

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Dive into thriving French culture during impressionism and the Industrial Revolution; street cafes, “Starry Night”, Paris Boulevards, and Notre-Dame. The French railroad system is a blank canvas just waiting for your masterful strokes. However, before you can start claiming routes, you’ll need to lay the track! Watch for your opponents, though, because they might claim the route you just spent so much time building… 

Find out Ticket to Ride Map Collection Volume 6 – France and Old West a new expansion  in our well-known Ticket to Ride series.

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Ticket to Ride: Germany – build your empire across 19th century Germany

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Turn of the century Germany… Through a fine autumn rain, a plume of smoke announces the arrival of the 4:15 train from Nuremberg in the Munich Central Station. The din of the massive engine grows more intense, culminating with a prolonged hiss as the locomotive halts at the platform, steam erupting in every direction. Already, porters in livery are rushing to unload baggage as passengers step from their cars. On the opposite platform, an operator pulls the cord for a three-chime whistle and another train begins chugging toward its next destination: Berlin, capital of the German empire…

Find out Ticket to Ride: Germany, a new stand-alone board game in our well-known Ticket to Ride series.

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Take your first steps in the Ticket to Ride series with First Journey!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

“Grandma! is that you on this old picture? What is this big tower?”
“Ohhh, the Eiffel Tower! That was long ago, one of my first trips in Europe with your grandpa…”
“Where did you go in Europe?”
“We visited a lot of cities… Paris, Vienna, even Moscow… somehow, my whole life was a journey.”

Ticket to Ride – First Journey is a family-friendly introduction to Alan R. Moon’s best-selling train adventure series. The game features a board of Europe, with shorter routes and new whimsical illustrations in every cities. With this simpler version of Ticket to Ride, younger players and beginners alike can take their first steps in the train game series.

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Ticket to Ride – Rails & Sails is available now!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The world is changing fast. All over the world, railroad tracks bridge countries and continents, and journeys that would take weeks can now be completed in a matter of days. Seas are no longer obstacles: huge steamers carrying hundreds of passengers sail across the oceans. From Los Angeles to Sydney, from Murmansk to Dar Es Salaam, Ticket to Ride – Rails & Sails takes you on a railroad adventure across the entire globe. All aboard, and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

Ticket to Ride – Rails & Sails is the new installment in Alan R. Moon’s best-selling train adventure series. Players collect cards of various types (trains and ships) that enable them to claim railway and sea routes on a nicely illustrated double-sided board, featuring the world map on one side and the great lakes of North America on the other. Elegantly simple and fast to learn, it takes the Ticket to Ride series to the next level! Veteran railroaders as well as family and friends will be delighted to set sail to the new horizons of Ticket to Ride…

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