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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.

CHANGE LOG:

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

XBOX PATCH:

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 2.7.2.6984.

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

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

Ticket to Ride Europe: 15th Anniversary a collector and limited edition!

Monday, January 25th, 2021

From beneath the shadow of London’s Big Ben to the towering arches of Rome’s Colosseum, from the brilliant onion domes of Moscow to the delicate Eiffel Tower in Paris, Ticket to Ride Europe takes players on unforgettable train adventures through the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe.

Find out about Ticket to Ride Europe: 15th Anniversary , a new, collector and limited edition of the Ticket to Ride® Europe version.

This deluxe and expanded version of Ticket to Ride Europe celebrates years of thrilling train adventures for many families and friends. Featuring finely detailed plastic trains and stations coming in gorgeous and unique tin boxes, the game has been enhanced with all new, beautiful artwork and expanded with all Destination Tickets designed to date. This deluxe version is the definitive edition of the classic Ticket to Ride Europe.

Ticket to Ride Europe: 15th Anniversary is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players and can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes. It includes 1 Giant Board map of European train routes with all new illustrations, 5 Tin Boxes, each with 45 finely sculpted wagon cars, 15 Colored Train Stations, 5 Scoring Markers, 1 Rules booklet, 110 Train Car Cards, all 108 Destination Ticket Cards published to date, 1 European Express Bonus Card and 1 Big Cities Reference Card.

The game is expected to be available in Spring 2021 in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $99.95/€99.99 and will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Brazilian, Japanese, Russian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak and Traditional Chinese.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride Europe : 15th Anniversary website.

DLCs missing? What happened and how we fixed it

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Hello everyone!

Many people lost access to one or several DLCs after the 2.7.10 update, for the reason we will explain below.

This only affected players that bought the game or one of the DLCs on the following platforms: the Apple AppStore, the Apple Mac AppStore, the Google Play Store and the Steam Store.

First, let us point out that, if it’s not done already, you simply need to relaunch your app or game (close it and restart it) to be restored access to these maps, as we fixed this issue.
If not (you never know, there are always some rebellious accounts), please contact us here and we will do the necessary: https://asmodee.helpshift.com/a/ticket-to-ride/?contact=1

Now, let us explain what happened: some months ago, many of you reported a bug where when you bought one or several maps, you received one or several of the reported missing maps (Europe, USA 1910, Legendary Asia, India, Switzerland and Nordic Countries) for free.

Please note that having achievements on these maps doesn’t prove that you ever purchased them, it simply proves you got access to it- which is precisely what the bug did.
Additionally, it seems important to us to precise, because of many confusions, that the “Europe” map only contains one map, the Europe one, and isn’t a bundle of maps.
It goes the same way with the base game “Ticket to Ride” which only contains the basic USA map (not USA Mega / USA 1910) and is not a bundle either.
Finally, please know that your purchase history cannot be tampered with by us or anyone else, and thus if the maps you were missing don’t appear, it shows that you indeed did not purchase them and benefitted from this bug I explained above.

We have been working on this for the past few months and the last update, version 2.7.10, did fix, among other issues, this particular one- that is why you temporarily lost access to these maps.

However, as previously stated, we decided to give back all the missing maps to everyone who got affected by it as this was solely our mistake in the first place.
We successfully wrote and deployed a script which did that and that is why you now simply need to restart your game to find these maps back.

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding,

We hope you will have fun playing on these maps again!

Asmodee Digital

Ticket to Ride 2.7.10 update is now live!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Good day fellow train buffs and other railway enthusiasts!

We are pleased to announce that the 2.7.10 update for Ticket to Ride (the digital adaptation) is now available.

We have been working the past few months to continue on improving the game and address the issues that you have been continuously reporting to us.
We are very grateful for your unwavering loyalty and dedication to the game as your help is essential for us to be able to identify issues, but also the features and improvements you would like to see in the game!

As a token of our appreciation, let us present to you the many bug fixes that we are implementing with this update.


CHANGE LOG:

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

All platforms:
– Fixed the clock behavior: the player clock is now permanently in sync with the server clock
– Fixed online game passwords behavior: players cannot create a game with an empty password anymore
– Fixed the bot behavior on the Germany map when it replaced a player at the start of the game
– Fixed the bug that caused DLCs acquired on Windows to not be synchronized to the Asmodee.net online account

Android only:
– Handle Android Lollipop 5.1 OS correctly (this update ensures that the game and its features work perfectly on Android Lollipop 5.1 OS and newer Android OS versions)
– Fixed the “share” button which didn’t work

Windows only:
– Fixed the invitation bugs on Windows where the train icon didn’t appear for some players and made it impossible to invite them


We thank you once more for your support and the love you share for the game and care to precise we will keep up the hard work!

Have a good day, have fun, and see you soon on a ride!

Small World of Warcraft is available now in the US!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Small World of Warcraft board game in the USA, UK, Poland and Scandinavian Countries. To buy your copy, visit your local game store or the Asmodee USA webstore

In Small World of Warcraft, you will be able to choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help you achieve your dominance, you will have to occupy legendary terrains and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall. Get ready to defend your territory against other races and lead a new one to rule Azeroth! 

 Buy it now! 

Small World of Warcraft is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players. It includes 6 double-sided boards, 16 Warcraft Race banners, 182 Matching Race tokens and 15 Murloc tokens, 20 Unique Special Power badges, 5 Player Summary Sheets, 12 Artifact and Legendary place markers, 10 Mountains, 9 Wisp Walls, 4 Harmony tokens, 12 Bombs, 1 Champion, 10 Forts, 2 Military Objectives, 5 Beasts, 6 Watch Towers, 110 Victory coins, 1 Custom Reinforcement die, 1 Game turn track, 1 Game turn marker, one rulebook and one Team Variant Rules sheet.

Find out more about Small World of Warcraft a new board game combining the Small World® game mechanics with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft® universe.

Small World digital is updated!

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Greetings Small World players!

We are delighted to announce the release of a brand new update for Small World! Make sure to have the latest version of the digital adaptation of to find your friends online!

You can check the patch notes in details here:

  • When the bot plays Hordes of Pixies and they Redeploy they should not leave a token “Hordes of” but only tokens of Pixies”
  • The priestess tower is now working while controlling ghouls in decline “
  • Bug fix freeze when the bot plays Ransacking Sorcerers.
  • On Android, you can move from screen to screen without lag (experience is more fluid).
  • When you look at the Recent opponents you should see the list of the players you played with, that way you may add them to my buddies list”
  • Ransacking animation is visible so we can better understand the coin being stolen from opponent.
  • Die indicator when use mercenary to conquest a region is not visible.
  • You can resume your multisession online game even though other player is not on the game and game is finish.

We wanted to thank you all for your loyalty over the past few years. Small World is back to work so get ready to deploy your armies!

If you have any questions, you can reach the support here.

Have fun and good luck in your conquests!

Small World app is updated!

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Greetings Small World players!

Make sure to have the latest version of the digital adaptation of Small World to find your friend online!

If you are on an Amazon device or if you owned the game threw Humble Bundle, we are deeply sorry for the delay. Be assured that our team is working on a solution!

If you have any questions, you can reach the support here.

Have a good game!

Pre-orders for Small World of Warcraft are open!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Today we are pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the Small World of Warcraft board game. To pre-order your copy, visit your local game store or the Asmodee USA webstore. The game will be available early September

In Small World of Warcraft, you will be able to choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help you achieve your dominance, you will have to occupy legendary terrains and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so you will need to be ready to put an overextended race into a state of “decline” and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.


Pre-order your game here! 

Small World of Warcraft is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players. It includes 6 double-sided boards, 16 Warcraft Race banners, 182 Matching Race tokens and 15 Murloc tokens, 20 Unique Special Power badges, 5 Player Summary Sheets, 12 Artifact and Legendary place markers, 10 Mountains, 9 Wisp Walls, 4 Harmony tokens, 12 Bombs, 1 Champion, 10 Forts, 2 Military Objectives, 5 Beasts, 6 Watch Towers, 110 Victory coins, 1 Custom Reinforcement die, 1 Game turn track, 1 Game turn marker, one rulebook and one Team Variant Rules sheet.

Find out more about Small World of Warcraft a new board game combining the Small World® game mechanics with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft® universe.