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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…)

Ticket to Ride iPad 1.1 update released

Monday, July 11th, 2011

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.

Small World Underground – Now available everywhere

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Small World Underground, the new stand-alone addition to the Small World universe is now available at  game stores throughout North America, as well as all of Europe.

With all new Races and Special Powers, new maps and terrain types, plus Monsters protecting Righteous Relics and Popular Places, isn’t it time to go subterranean? Learn more at the Small World Underground Page or head to a game store near you to check it out.

 

Small World Underground Previews – Western US

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Below is the list of all the Small World Underground Preview events being held in the Western US 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 & Canada.

(Listings are in zip code order by state)

BLACK AND READ, ARVADA CO – 303-467-3236
— Friday, Jul 01 : 2:00 PM
Dragon’s & Dragoons, COLORADO SPRNGS CO – 719-576-0549
— Monday, Jul 04 : 6:00 PM & Sunday, Jul 10 : 2:00 PM
CHAOS GAMES AND MORE, PUEBLO CO – (719) 542-1237
— Friday, Jul 01 : 6:00 PM
BECKMON’S, TWIN FALLS ID – (208) 733-3901
— Thursday, Jun 30 : 6:00 PM
All About Games, Boise ID – 208-343-5653
— Friday, Jul 08 : 7:00 PM & Thursday, Jul 07 : 6:00 PM
SAFARI PEARL COMICS, Moscow ID – (208) 882-9499
— Thursday, Jun 30 :
HAJOMAJE GAMES & TOYS, KAYSVILLE UT – (801) 544-2899
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 1:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 09
Hastur Hobbies, Midvale UT – 801-352-2605
— Monday, Jul 04 : 5:00 PM
Phoenix Games and Comics, LOGAN UT – (435) 752-6642
— Saturday, Jul 09 : 4:00 PM & Monday, Jul 11 : 5:00 PM
Dragon’s Keep, Provo UT – 801-373-3482
— Friday, Jul 01 : 11:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 09 : 6:30 PM
GUNJAH, CEDER CITY UT – 435.865.7774
— Thursday, Jun 30 : 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 09 : 5:00 PM
GAME DAZE-1, PHOENIX AZ – 602-494-4263
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
GAME DAZE-2, MESA AZ – 480-981-4850
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
GAME DAZE-6, CHANDLER AZ – 480-899-7406
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
GAME DAZE-10, TEMPLE AZ – 480-491-0719
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
GAME DAZE-7, GLENDALE AZ – 623-979-5360
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
GAME DAZE-5, TUCSON AZ – 520-745-0468
— Sunday, Jul 10 : 12:00 PM
GAME EMPIRE, Pasadena CA – 626-304-0621
— Sunday, Jul 03 : 1:00 PM
GAME EMPIRE, San Diego CA – 858-576-1525
— Tuesday, Jul 05 : 6:00 PM
Crazy Squirrel Game Store, Fresno CA – 559-431-0188
— Sunday, Jul 03 : 12:00 AM
Game Scape, San Francisco CA – 415-621-4263
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 2:00 PM & Thursday, Jul 07 : 6:30 PM
GAMER’S GUILD, ANTIOCH CA – 925-753-5219
— Friday, Jul 01 : 1:00 PM
Endgame, Oakland CA – 510-465-3637
— Wednesday, Jul 06 : 7:00 PM
GAME KASTLE, SANTA CLARA CA – 408-243-4263
— Wednesday, Jun 29 : 6:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 09 : 12:00 PM
GREAT ESCAPES, SACRAMENTO CA – 916-927-0810
— Sunday, Jul 03 : 12:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 02 : 12:00 PM
Rainy Day Games, Aloha OR – 503-642-4100
— Sunday, Jul 03 : 1:00 PM
GUARDIAN GAMES, PORTLAND OR – 503-238-4000
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 1:00 PM
Evolution Gaming, EUGENE OR – (541) 338-4263
— Tuesday, Jul 05 : 7:00 PM
Astral Games, MEDFORD OR – (541) 776-7888
— Wednesday, Jun 29 : 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM & Tuesday, Jul 05 : 9:00 PM
Funagain Games, ASHLAND OR - (541) 905-5636
— Saturday, Jul 09 : 12 – 3 PM & 3 – 6 PM
Greenlake Games, SEATTLE WA - (206) 922-3146
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 2:00 PM & Saturday, Jul 09 : 3 – 6 PM
CARD KINGDOM, SEATTLE WA – (206) 523-9605
— Saturday, Jul 09 : 12:00 PM & 7/3/2011 (alternate) : 2:00 PM
BLUE HIGHWAY GAMES, SEATTLE WA - 206-282-0540
— Saturday, Jul 02 : 7:00 PM & Sunday, Jul 10 : 12:00 PM
Gamma Ray Games, Seattle WA – (206) 838-9445
— Sunday, Jul 10 : 12:00 PM
MERLYNS, SPOKANE WA – 509-624-0957
— Sunday, Jul 10 : 1:00 PM & Sunday, Jul 10 : 2:00 PM