Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Penny Arcade Report – cardboard to digital and back again!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Ben Kuchera of the Penny Arcade Report recently interviewed Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. The conversation focused on Ticket to Ride – both the cardboard and digital versions. The result was a wide-ranging and sometimes philosophical look at why we do what we do. Including…


India/Swiss Map Collection review at

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

“Between the mandala and the countries, India and Switzerland each have an element which really changes the way that Ticket to Ride plays. As such, this isn’t just a collection of a couple of new maps; it’s a Map Collection that will reinvigorate your Ticket to Ride play. As such, it earns a full “5” out of “5” for Substance.” – Shannon Appelcline – (more…)

“I love it!” – Memoir ’44 Campaign Book Vol. 2 review

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

“For the Memoir ’44 collector, this is a no-brainer. There are 46 new scenarios stuffed into a nice hardbound book – what’s not to like?!”

Mark Jackson, Opinionated Gamers


Ticket to Ride India now available

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The new Ticket to Ride India expansion is now available at game retailers in North America and around the world, as well as at the Days of Wonder web store.

This second volume of the new Ticket to Ride Map Collection series includes a double-sided game board with the map of India for 2 to 4 players, plus Ticket to Ride Switzerland, the terrific but long out of print map for 2 and 3 players. Learn more on the Ticket to Ride India web page.


Hedgerow Hell & Tigers Battle Maps available online

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Two of the Memoir ’44 Battle Map expansions which are no longer in print have now been “declassified” and all the scenarios they contained are available as Official Scenarios in the Memoir ’44 Military Archives.

You can now download and play the 4 Overlord scenarios from those expansions: Hedgerow HellCadets of SaumurTigers in the Snow and Operation Market Garden.

You can find these and other downloadable scenarios in the Memoir ’44 Official Scenarios.

Ticket to Ride Asia available in U.S.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Ticket to Ride Asia – the first volume in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection – goes on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov 16) in retail stores throughout North America.

This expansion to the popular Ticket to Ride series features two different maps on a double-sided board. In Team Asia, 4 or 6 players collaborate in two-player teams to complete shared Destination Tickets. On the flip side,  Legendary Asia features a new Asian Explorer bonus for connecting the most cities and takes 2-5 players through hazardous Mountain Routes that force you to discard a train (the Himalayas are hard on rail cars!) You’ll need trains and train cards from either Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe to play.

Make some time to visit your friendly local game store this week and pick up Ticket to Ride Asia. If you’ve pre-ordered from the Days of Wonder web store your shipment will also leave the station by tomorrow. Learn more on the Ticket to Ride Asia web page.

A short delay at the station for Ticket to Ride India

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Due to manufacturing delays, Ticket to Ride India – Map Collection Vol. 2 will be available a little later than we previously expected. 

In Europe, this new expansion for the Ticket to Ride series is expected to be on sale at game retailers the first half of December. The Days of Wonder web store in Europe will begin taking pre-orders on November 18.

In North America, Ticket to Ride India will be available in the first half of January. The US web store will begin taking pre-orders on December 8.

Facebook Friends – Ticket to Ride Asia Winners

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The Facebook Friends Freebie Contest is over and 10 Days of Wonder fans have won a free copy of Ticket to Ride Asia, the new expansion to Ticket to Ride.
Congratulations to: T Isaacson, M C Kimball, M Ares, S Vega, P van Bennekom, S Banks, D Boudreau, L Johannsen, T Stewart, and R Lo! Not only will they receive Ticket to Ride Asia, but we’ll also send a copy to the Facebook friend of their choice.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Be sure to check out Ticket to Ride Asia!

Ticket to Ride for iPad named Digital Game of the Year

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Ticket to Ride for iPad was awarded a Special Jury Prize as the 2011 Digital Game of the Year in Denmark this week.

The Danish Guldbrikken (Golden Pawn) Awards honor the best games each year. In awarding Ticket to Ride the prize, the jury called the game, “the exemplar of how a board game makes the leap to the digital world without compromise. The iPad version dazzles with its superb finish, easy availability and unparalleled expandability, as well as the ability to play on just the iPad or over the Internet.”

Learn more at the Ticket to Ride for iPad webpage or in the App Store.







Get ready for new Train Adventures!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

To celebrate the ever-growing Ticket to Ride player community and Days of Wonder’s upcoming 10-year anniversary, the company organized a $10,000 Ticket to Ride Map Design Contest. 612 Ticket to Ride fans and aspiring game designers from 40 different countries submitted their own maps for a chance to win the $10,000 cash prize. Perhaps even more exciting was the possibility of seeing their design published in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection to be officially introduced at Essen SPIEL 2011, alongside a brand new team-play map accommodating up to 6 players, created by original Ticket to Ride game designer, Alan R. Moon. (more…)