Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Back in the game: Come and play with us at Spiel’22

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

We are excited to announce we will be back at the world’s largest game convention, Essen Spiel, which takes place in Germany this October 6-9. Come join us to discover our new games, Heat: Pedal to the MetalTicket to Ride: San Francisco and Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train.

Discover Heat: Pedal to the Metal and Ticket to Ride: San Francisco on the Days of Wonder booth, Hall 1 – D103.

Copies of Heat will be available for sales in the Asmodee Shop and on the Days of Wonder booth! An exclusive illustration will be offer for each copy bought.

Daniel Skjold Pedersen and Asger Harding Granerud, designers of the game, will be present on the booth from Friday to Saturday from 11.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 17.00 to chat with you and sign copies of the game!

Discover Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train in the Kinderspiele (Kid zone) area, Hall 2 Booth C102.

We look forward to see again!

Ticket to Ride is available now on Board Game Arena!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Ticket to Ride is now available on Board Game Arena (BGA), a browser-based board game platform used by over 8 million players, as a premium title.

Ticket to Ride players around the world can now compete against other BGA users at any time, pause and pick up play later, organize online tournaments and more.

You can play Ticket to Ride on Board Game Arena, right from your desktop or mobile browser, here

Additional Premium BGA benefits include:

  • Board Game Arena Premium users have unlimited access to a list of Premium games including CATAN, Splendor, Azul, Carcassonne and over 400 more. 
  • Premium accounts feature additional perks like Hotseat game modes, integrated voice/video chat, game statistics and access to tournaments. 
  • Premium members can invite any BGA user to play even if the user does not have a Premium account. 
  • For more information about Premium accounts and their pricing, visit the Board Game Arena website here: 

Ticket to Ride is also available digitally on Steam, iOS and Android.

Embark on a chilling journey with Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

Discover Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train, a new introduction to the Ticket to Ride series.

Easy to learn and quick to play, Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train is a chilling introduction to the Ticket to Ride series. In this haunting edition of the classic Ticket to Ride First Journey, parents and kids collect Parade Float cards to claim routes on the map, and try to visit different locations in this hair-raising town.

From the Mad Scientist’s Lab to the Gingerbread House and on to the Lonely Barn, players will have to make connections between locations on the map. Will they succeed in getting the Trick or Treat bonus along the way? Get ready because going from the Dark Forest region to the Seashore region can be a little eerie in this ghostly atmosphere.

Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train is a standalone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 15 to 30 minutes. It includes 1 Game Board, 80 Plastic Haunted Carriages, 72 Parade Float Cards 33 Ticket Cards, 4 Trick or Treat Bonus Cards and 1 Jackpot card. Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train is expected to be available in September in Europe and North America and in October worldwide at a suggested retail price of $34,99/32,99€.

Heat: Pedal to the Metal, a new racing game

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Discover Heat: Pedal to the Metal, a new racing game set in the 1960s from Asger Harding Granerud & Daniel Skjold Pedersen.

The countdown begins and sudden deep roars cut through the air as all the cars leap away from their starting lines; the Grand Prix is underway. Dust and wind rush past your helmet as you enter the first corner. Pushing your engine to the limit, you almost spin out but tightening your grip on the steering wheel you slide through the corner apex still in first. You got this!

Based on simple and intuitive hand management, Heat: Pedal to the Metal puts you in the driver’s seat of intense car races. You are jockeying for position to cross the finish line first, while managing your car’s speed if you don’t want to overheat. Selecting the right upgrades for your car will help you hug the curves and keep your engine cool enough to maintain top speeds. But ultimately, your driving skills will be the key to victory!

Experience the thrill of a single race or use the Championship System to play a whole season in one game night, customizing your car before each race to claim the top spot of the podium. However, you will have to be careful as the weather, road conditions and events will change every race and will spice-up your championship. You can also enjoy a solo mode with the Legends Module or add automated drivers as additional opponents in multiplayer games.

Heat: Pedal to the Metal is a standalone game designed for 1 to 6 players and plays in 30 to 60 minutes. It includes 2 giant double-sided boards (4 tracks), 4 Track cards, 6 race cars and matching Gear pawns, 6 player mats, 72 Speed cards, 48 Heat cards & 37 Stress cards, 114 Upgrade cards, 35 Sponsorship cards, 10 Legends cards, 10 Event cards, 1 Legends mat & 1 Championship mat, 6 Weather Tokens & 12 Road Conditions Tokens, 2 Press Corner Standees, 1 Scorepad and 2 Rules booklets. Heat: Pedal to the Metal is expected to be available in October at Essen Spiel and then in Fall worldwide at a suggested retail price of $74,99/64,99€.

To learn more, visit the Heat: Pedal to the Metal official website.

Ticket to Ride Crosses The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Edition

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Welcome to the Bay!

Souvenirs weigh heavy in your bag as you lean out from the cable car. Sunlight shimmers through the mist that obscures your view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is truly the Golden City!

Race through iconic San Francisco landmarks in 15 minutes and collect souvenirs along the way to score points on a travel-friendly board perfect for hotel patios and dining room tables alike. United States players can find Ticket to Ride: San Francisco exclusively at Target starting June for $24,99/22,99€. In August, the game will be available for all worldwide retailers – including other retailers in the United States.

Enjoy beautiful illustrations as you travel through one of America’s most iconic cities. Ticket to Ride: San Francisco showcases landmarks like The Golden Gate Bridge, The Painted Ladies, Alcatraz, and more. Playing pieces are finely designed and sculpted mini San Francisco Cable Cars, fitting perfectly into the theme of the game. The game comes in a nicely packaged easy to stash it in a carry-on bag box, making it the perfect summer travel companion!

For more informations, please visit Ticket to Ride San Francisco website.


Ticket to Ride raises Over $184,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Asmodee and Days of Wonder are glad to announced that their Play Pink initiative has raised over $184,000 USD for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Funds raised correspond to 100% of the profits of a limited edition Ticket to Ride: Play Pink train set created by Days of Wonder as well as a contribution chosen by players on Play Pink Humble Bundle from Asmodee Digital to support critical research to end breast cancer.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is tt_pp_Spreadbox-EN-us-1024x634.png

“We have been humbled by everyone’s response to the Play Pink initiative and are incredibly happy of the commitment of our players to support this charity,” Stéphane Carville, CEO of Asmodee, said. “We’re so glad to bring our players together around such a great cause – breast cancer affects millions of women around the globe. We are honored to have made an impact supporting the BCRF’s cause, and all the amazing work they do.”

“This year, breast cancer became the most common cancer in the world,” said BCRF President and CEO Myra Biblowit. “By partnering with BCRF, Asmodee/Days of Wonder is supporting groundbreaking, lifesaving science at a time when the need has never been greater—ensuring that research funded today is there for our loved ones tomorrow. Together, we will bring the end of breast cancer into focus.”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BCRF-Proud-Partner-Seal-Main-1024x612.png

Ticket to Ride: Play Pink released to retailers around the world in October for a suggested retail price of $5 USD / €5 Euro, with $2 / €2 of each sale  corresponding to the entire profits going to BCRF – with the charity project continuing where supplies last. Asmodee Digital offered a digital bundle through Humble Bundle with each consumer giving any percentage of their pledge to the foundation.

Important information regarding the Ticket to Ride chat

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Greeting conductors!

During recent times we have been hard at work attempting to stem a new tide of malicious activity found in Ticket to Ride’s public chat system.
This behaviour goes against everything that we stand for and believe in at Asmodee Digital, and as such have been taking swift and decisive action in an attempt to limit these behaviours.

In order to prevent further reprehensible behaviour from these individuals, we will be disabling the public chat functionality and ability to give a personalised name to your games in Ticket to Ride on all platforms for the time being. In-game stickers and communication in private games will however still be available.

This is not a permanent solution and we are investigating ways to bring the public chat back in a safe and fun manner that will fit with not only our ideals, but also for people of all ages that enjoy Ticket to Ride.

We will provide further updates to this situation as we are able, and wish you all the best in building your locomotive empire!

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding,

Asmodee Digital

Support breast cancer research with Ticket to Ride: Play Pink!

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Play Pink Kicks off Days of Wonder official partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Days of Wonder, Asmodee and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) are proud to announce their world premiere partnership: the release of an exclusive train set in-theme with the classic pink coloring long associated with the breast cancer cause. $2/2€ per special edition pack sold will support breast cancer research through BCRF.

This new set of trains can be used across Ticket to Ride properties, with all trains and stations ready for use in both Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe sporting the classic pink coloring.

Ticket to Ride: Play Pink is a fundraising project led by Days of Wonder and Asmodee in 18 countries around the world to support breast cancer research. This limited edition set has been printed in pink, the official colors of the BCRF, and has a unique train shape making it a must-have for collectors and new players alike.

The entire production system has been modified to support this important cause and Days of Wonder and Asmodee commit to a non-profit approach with the sets, meaning all profits will be contributed to BCRF. For each set of trains sold, $2 will be donated to BCRF. The suggested retail price of $5 covers the cost of logistics and production only, with no revenue being collected by Asmodee or its studio. 80,000 Ticket to Ride Play Pink sets will be available during October known as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the world. Every diagnosis is unique and puts lives at risk. We must stop breast cancer in its tracks, and research is the answer.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. BCRF invests in a wide range of research across more than a dozen countries—from prevention to metastasis—because each area of investigation informs another, propelling us toward the solutions we urgently need.  BCRF convenes and connects the best minds in science—giving them the opportunity to pursue their most innovative ideas. BCRF-funded investigators have been behind every major breakthrough in breast cancer research, and the field is moving faster than ever. 

Ticket to Ride: Play Pink is a limited edition Train & Station Set and will be available worldwide in October, in the following countries: France, Netherland, USA, Italy, UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Romania, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Chile, German and China, for the suggested retail price of $5/5€.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride: Play Pink website.

Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher, a brain teaser puzzle!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Welcome to the 1900, the Age of the Locomotive! Railways connect every major city in the country, allowing people to travel considerable distances in just a few days. Trains are more popular than ever before and the railyard continuously bustles with activity as engineers and yard workers scramble to move cars onto their departure tracks. As a Railyard Manager, you have an essential role to play.

Find out about Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher, the first brain teaser puzzle game featuring Ticket to Ride.

In Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher, players will use cognitive skills like logic, spatial reasoning and sequencing to direct locomotives and shift trains into their correct positions. Players will direct locomotives and shift trains into their correct position based on the puzzle card to ensure every train will leave on schedule. Players will need to be precise: unnecessary moves will make them lose precious time! 

Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher is a standalone game designed for a single player. It includes 1 game board with a tray, 40 puzzle cards, 5 wagons , 2 Locomotives, 2 Broken Tracks and 1 rulebook. The game is expected to be available in October worldwide at a suggested retail price of 24,99€/$25.00. Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher website

New updates and fixes on the digital version of Ticket to Ride!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Hello hello dear train riders!

We are pleased to announce that the 2.7.11 update for Ticket to Ride is now available on PC/Mac and mobile!

Alongside this update is also released a corrective patch on Xbox, which you can read about below.


Stores & platforms:
– Steam (Windows, MacOS),
– Google Play Store (Android),
– Apple Store (iOS/MacOS),
– Amazon (Android),
– Humble Bundle (Windows/MacOS/Android),
– Epic Games Store (Windows),
– GOG (Windows/MacOS)

All platforms:
– Technology can no longer be inaccessible on the United Kingdom map
– The United Kingom map rules have been updated in German
– Server maintenance information is now visible on the application

Android only:
– Joining a local game on Android is fixed

Android and iOS only:
– Chat Gender Emote are now usable

MacOS only:
– Chat is now compatible with the MacOS dark mode


Many of you encountered issues and crashes on Xbox in the previous version, and thanks to your help, we were able to identify the source and bring a solution with this new update, version

We hope these few tweaks will improve your gaming experience with us.

Have a great day and have fun!
Cheers, beloved railway enthusiasts!