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Ticket to Ride: Germany Announced by Days of Wonder

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

Days of Wonder announces The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol expansion for Memoir ’44

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October 1st, 2016

Relive the early hours of World War II, far in the east with Memoir ’44 – The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol, the first installment in Days of Wonder’s second series of Memoir ’44 Battle Maps.

Offering a campaign of 6 standard scenarios that can be enhanced with the two pre-printed Breakthrough battles provided in this expansion: The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol.

The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol is a series of battles fought along the Halha River (Khalkhin-Gol), on the Soviet-Japanese border, at the very beginning of World War II.
The Japanese Sixth Army was facing the Soviet 57th Special Corps, including Mongolian cavalry. At first, the battles were only short skirmishes, but it soon escalated into open war. The whole campaign lasted 5 months and ended with a Soviet victory.

Small World: River World announced by DoW

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September 5th, 2016

With River World, the upcoming expansion for Small World from Days of Wonder, players will discover new maps full of water regions haunted by merciless pirates. Players will need to defend their precious harbors against them, fight them on the river, and still keep an eye on their opponents!

Some regions such as the shipyard or the temple of the seer may help them to have the upper hand, but in River World, there is still not enough room for everybody. And random events that trigger on each turn add to the chaos!

Designed by Philippe Keyaerts, Small World: River World is an expansion for 2 to 5 players ages 8 and older, which  takes approximately 40-80 minutes to play.

It includes 2 double-sided maps (4 River World maps), 12 pirate ships markers, 1 caravel marker, 11 event markers and 1 rule booklet.

Small World: River World is expected to be available at Essen Game Fair in Germany in October, shortly after in Europe and in November in the US at retail price of $24.99/€25.

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TTR Rails and Sails announced

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June 23rd, 2016

Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails is the next installment in the famous train series! Including a massive two-sided board featuring the World map on one side and the Great Lakes of North America map on the other, this version will enable you to set sails to new horizons thanks to the new ship routes.

With the new Train and Ship cards, you will be able to claim the routes on the map, and also use them to build harbors and maximize your score. Double-Ship cards are included to quickly cross seas and lakes. Last, but not least, a new type of ticket appears: the Tour tickets, listing between three and five cities, that must be connected together at all costs, and rewarded with many victory points.

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). Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails is expected to be available at GenCon in August, then worldwide in early September at an expected retail price of $80/€70.

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