“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 – RPG.net (more…)
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“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
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.
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 find these and other downloadable scenarios in the Memoir ’44 Official Scenarios.
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.
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.
Thanks to everyone who participated. Be sure to check out Ticket to Ride Asia!
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.”
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…)
Players spoke… we listened. The new 1.1 update to Ticket to Ride for iPad is now available through the App Store and it’s filled with all kinds of improvements. Here’s the short list:
- Pass-and-Play: You can now play alongside up to 4 of your friends with your iPad! You can even mix real players and robots. You can view the actions taken by others on their previous turn, including the specific routes they claim.
- You can now mute voices (Go to Settings in the Mechanic’s room).
- You can skip various animations by tapping the screen (e.g. start up, Ticket completion, end-of-game with fast-forward skip button on the side).
- Better support for colorblind players (icons on cards and routes in zoomed mode). Buttons in Central Station now have names for easier navigation.
- You can now set the number of players when creating an online game from the Restaurant.
- When you choose Tickets, cities of the currently selected Tickets are highlighted in blue for easier planning before confirming your choices.
- Just-in-time log in: to avoid problems for players with poor Wi-fi connections, Ticket to Ride now logs on to the Days of Wonder server only at the last moment, and only when necessary. We also added an automatic quick recovery in case of connection loss.
- Several crashing bugs have been fixed and there are also a variety of user interface usability improvements.
For a more detailed list, check out the App Store description: or simply launch the application on your iPad to get the new version.
Learn more on the Ticket to Ride for iPad web page.