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New Battlemap Available for Memoir ’44

Jan 21, 2018

Through Jungle and Desert is the second installment in the second series of Memoir ’44 Battle Maps from Days of Wonder.

This expansion offers two new decks of combat cards, along with six pre-printed standard scenarios and two pre-printed Overlord scenarios.

Through Jungle and Desert is designed for 2 to 8 players. It includes six standard scenarios and two Overlord scenarios, as well as two decks of Combat Cards and one double sided-printing punch board of tokens. This expansion requires at least one copy of Memoir’ 44 as well as the Pacific Theater and Mediterranean Theater expansions to play. The Terrain Pack and Equipment Pack expansions are also recommended. Through Jungle and Desert is currently expected to be available in April in both North America and Europe for a retail price of $28/€25.

Lead your men through the merciless jungles of Burma, trying to escape the Japanese grasp or rush to Rangoon before the British forces evacuate the city on the jungle scenario. Then, change the terrain and fight the very first tank battle between US and German forces in the sands of North Africa, where Stuart and Panzer clash in the middle of the desert.

This second installment comes with six standard pre-printed scenarios with all terrain, obstacles and unit positions, but also the historical background and special rules. To help spice up your scenarios, the expansion comes with both a brand new Jungle Combat Cards deck and a Desert Combat Cards deck.

Two ready-to-play Overlord scenarios are also provided: fight for Henderson Field in Guadalcanal or conduct a huge desert battle that marks the beginning of the second battle of El Alamein in Operation Lightfoot. The Jungle’s scenarios can be played separately or as a campaign, with each scenario outcome impacting the following one.

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Digital Version of Ticket to Ride: First Journey Now Available

Oct 7, 2017

Ready for a new journey? The official digital adaptation of Ticket to Ride: First Journey is available on mobile, tablet and computer!
Children are finally able to join the great Ticket to Ride adventure through the two actual maps: Europe and USA!

Enjoy a fantastic journey with this very simple and family-friendly app. Collect train cards, claim routes on the map and do your best to connect the cities shown on the tickets. On your turn, draw two trains cards from the deck or discard train cards of matching color to claim a route between two cities. Have fun through original illustrations and funny animations once you connect the cities. Learn more about the different cities and their iconic monuments.

Days of Wonder Announces the Release of Ticket to Ride France and Old West

August 27, 2017

Days of Wonder has announced Ticket to Ride Map Collection Volume 6 : France and Old Westa new expansion  in the Ticket to Ride series.

This expansion will challenge the players’ existing habits, as this time, before claiming a route, you will need to build the tracks and choose their colors. This simple variation adds a new twist to Ticket to Ride and makes the France map completely unique. The double-sided board also features a map of Old West, where up to six players can develop their railway networks starting from their Home Cities. Claiming routes along the way will make players face a dilemma: every time a player takes a route which leads to a city controlled by an opponent, that opponent scores the points.

Ticket to Ride – France includes a oversized, double-sided map. The French map is designed for 2-5 players and includes 58 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus cards, and 64 Track Pieces. The Old West map is designed for 2-6 players and includes 50 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus Cards, 40 White Train Cars, 18 City Markers, and 1 Alvin the Alien Marker. Both of these maps require the trains and the train car cards from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride® Europe. This expansion is scheduled to be available at Essen and in Europe late October followed by a early November release in the USA, at a suggested retail price of €40-$44.99.

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Ticket to Ride: Germany Announced by Days of Wonder

April 16th, 2017

Ticket to Ride: Germany, a new stand-alone board game in Days of Wonders’ well-known Ticket to Ride series.

As in the other Ticket to Ride board games, players will build their own rail network, this time across a new beautifully illustrated board of Germany at end of the 19thcentury, to connect cities listed on their Destination Tickets. But that’s not all. Competitors need to watch out their opponents who might be trying to reach the same far-flung corners of the German empire and outwit them by collecting valuable Passenger Meeples from the cities faster than they can.

Using the route network previously seen in the Märklin Edition, Ticket to Ride: Germany introduces a new and exclusive passengers rule. Additionally, the game includes short and long Destination Tickets to choose from, making Ticket to Ride: Germany a simple and elegant variant to the original game, with new challenges which will please newcomers and veterans alike.

Days of Wonder announces Quadropolis Public Services

February 8th, 2017

Days of Wonder has announced the new expansion to Quadropolis, Public Services!

With the Public Services Expansion, you will add all new Public Service Buildings to your Quadropolis game. Will you build a Police Station to protect your citizens? Or a Maternity Ward to increase population? On the other hand, maybe a reprocessing plant would be a good investment to decrease pollution…

Each round, a selection of Public Service Tiles is revealed and placed face up next to the board. Players will now be able to build these in their city, each of these new buildings offering in game bonuses and scoring options for all new challenges as the Mayor of a modern city.

The expansion contains 24 Public Service Building Tiles, 4 Helpers and one Rulebook.

Public Services is expected to be released in Europe in April and in North America in June.

Days of Wonder announce Ticket to Ride: First Journey

January 29th, 2017

Ticket to Ride – First Journey is a family-friendly introduction to Alan R. Moon’s best-selling train adventure series published by Days of Wonder.

The game features a board of Europe, with shorter routes and new whimsical illustrations in every cities. With this simpler version of Ticket to Ride, younger players and beginners alike can take their first steps in the train game series.

Although rules are simplified and game objectives made easier, the game remains faithful to what has made Ticket to Ride a success: players race to complete their tickets by capturing routes on the board. The imaginative art on the board and on the ticket cards makes it easy to find cities for even the youngest players, who will be delighted to build their own networks with the big plastic train pieces included in the game.

Ticket to Ride First Journey is a stand-alone game for 2 to 4 players ages 6 and older, which takes approximately 15-30 minutes to play. It includes 1 Map of Europe, 80 Custom Plastic Trains (20 per player), 72 Train Cards, 32 Ticket Cards, 4 “East-to-West” Bonus Cards and 1 Golden Ticket. Ticket to Ride First Journey is expected to be available throughout Europe in March/April at a retail price of €30.

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Yamatai announced by Days of Wonder

January 22nd, 2017

Designed by Bruno Cathala and Marc Paquien, beautifully illustrated by Jérémie Fleury; discover Days of Wonder’s new board game: Yamataï!

As befitting a Days of Wonder game, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn but the paths leading to victory are numerous. The players will have to carefully observe each other’s actions to become the Master Builder of Yamataï.

Will you become the master builder of Yamatai?

Queen Himiko has tasked every builder in the kingdom with a prestigious mission: build the capital of Yamataï and make it the jewel of the archipelago.

Your task: surpass your competitors and build the most prestigious city of them all, using resources from the fleets that travel through the kingdom.

Prepare your strategy, recruit specialists, and do whatever is necessary to become the best builder and be rewarded by Queen Himiko for your work.

Yamataï is for 2 to 4 players, ages 13 and up. A game lasts from 40 to 80 minutes. The box includes 1 lavishly illustrated game board, 4 player mats with meeples, 80 wooden boats carrying resources (bamboo, wood; stone, clay, gold), 10 Fleet Tiles, 28 Building Tiles (21 Standard Buildings, and 7 Prestige Buildings represented with wooden figures), 7 Mountain Tiles, 34 Culture Tokens, 8 Sacred Ground tokens, 73 Coins, 24 Prestige Point Tokens and 18 Specialist Tiles.

Yamataï is expected to be available in Europe in March and in the US in May, at a suggested retail price of €54/$60.

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Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails available to purchase now

October 24th, 2016

Ticket to Ride – Rails & Sails is the new installment in Alan R. Moon’s best-selling train adventure series. The game is now available at your local game store from Days of Wonder!

Players collect cards of various types (trains and ships) that enable them to claim railway and sea routes on a nicely illustrated double-sided board, featuring the world map on one side and the great lakes of North America on the other. Elegantly simple and fast to learn, it takes the Ticket to Ride series to the next level! Veteran railroaders as well as family and friends will be delighted to set sail to the new horizons of Ticket to Ride.

Ticket to Ride – Rails & Sails is for 2 to 5 players ages 10 and older and takes approximately 90-120 minutes to play. It is a stand-alone game in the Ticket to Ride series. It includes 1 Double-Sided Board featuring 2 Maps: the World and the Great Lakes of North America. It also includes 165 Plastic Trains, 250 Plastic Ships, 15 Harbors, 5 Scoring Markers, 140 Travel Cards (Train, Ship, Double Ship and Wild) and 120 Ticket Cards (65 for the World map and 55 for the Great Lakes map).