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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 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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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).

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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Ticket to Ride Nordic goes digital

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May 1st, 2016

Days of Wonder has released Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries for the TTR digital app and the Nordic Special Pack with a bundle of previous TTR maps as a special limited time offer!

This new challenging vertical map will make you cross European Nordic Countries. From Copenhagen in Denmark to Helsinki in Finland, discover the snowy landscape by crossing Norway and Sweden.  Succeed in building one of the biggest paths in the app. With this brand new vertical and competitive map, Ticket to Ride makes you cross the great countries of Northern Europe. Go from Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki, Finland through the snowy territories of Sweden and Norway.

Faithful to the board game’s expansion, this new map introduces specific and exciting rules:

  • Locomotives can’t be used as wild cards to claim regular routes anymore: they can only be used on tunnels and ferries.
  • If you are missing a locomotive to claim a ferry route, you can replace it with any three cards of any color.
  • Finally, one of the routes will be particularly difficult to own, as it will require 9 train cars to be acquired, which is the longest Ticket to Ride ever had so far. Its other characteristic is that even if you don’t have 9 cards of the same color, you can fill any missing train car with any 4 cards of other colors.

The Nordic Countries vertical map promises high tension games and fierce battles to be the first to own the routes essential to your strategy. Will you be ingenious enough to become the greatest railway company of Nordic Countries?

A refreshing twist to Ticket to Ride

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February 1st, 2016

Meet Alvin & Dexter – two detailed monster figures that bring their own special brand of chaos to cities across the Ticket to Ride landscape from Days of Wonder.

Alvin (the Alien) and Dexter (the Dinosaur) are two wacky characters ready to help you stomp opponents and zap tickets in this fun expansion. They add a more aggressive and chaotic element to the classic Ticket To Ride board game, giving every player a chance to level the playing field. But don’t take them too lightly; they also introduce a devious new tactical layer to the game.

The last two players to start get to place the monsters in different cities on any Ticket to Ride map. It doesn’t matter which map – Alvin and Dexter are just as adept at rampaging through London, Zurich or Stockholm as they are in New York or San Francisco. Once a monster moves in, it’s now a City in Chaos – no one can build a new route into or out of that city until the monster moves on!

Players may move a single monster to a different city anytime during their turn by turning in 1 or 2 Locomotive wild cards and moving the monster up to 3 cities away for each card they discard. The player who moves Alvin (or Dexter) the most during the game will also earn a bonus. Any Destination Tickets that include cities that Alvin and Dexter occupy at the end of the game are worth only half their normal point value!

Ticket to Ride UK now available in stores

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December 17th, 2015

Ticket to Ride United Kingdom, the fifth in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection Series is now available in stores from Days of Wonder.

This double-sided map features the United Kingdom and its new technology system on one side and the Pennsylvania and its railroad companies on the other.

The United Kingdom map comes with a complete new Train cards deck including additional Locomotives, and Technology cards such as the Mechanical Stoker or the Thermocompressor that will allow players to develop their Technology level and build faster trains and claim long routes. The Pennsylvania map comes with 60 “Stock Shares” cards representing the great railroad companies of Pennsylvania. On this map, claiming a route also allows a player to invest in a company – having a majority of shares in a given company allows to score extra bonus points at game end.

Ticket to Ride United Kingdom includes a double-sided map: the United Kingdom map is designed for 2-4 players and includes 116 new Train cards, 57 UK Destination Tickets, and 47 Technology cards. The Pennsylvania map is designed for 2-5 players and includes 50 Tickets and 60 “Stock Shares” cards. Both of these maps require the trains from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride® Europe.

Ticket to Ride United Kingdom, including the Pennsylvania Map, is now available in retail stores throughout Europe and North America.

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Ticket to Ride UK coming in November – Preorder now!

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September 26th, 2015

Days of Wonder introduce Ticket to Ride® United Kingdom, the fifth in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection Series.

This double-sided map features the United Kingdom and its new technology system on one side and the Pennsylvania and its railroad companies on the other.

The United Kingdom map comes with a complete new Train cards deck including additional Locomotives, and Technology cards such as the Mechanical Stoker or the Thermocompressor that will allow players to develop their Technology level and build faster trains and claim long routes. The Pennsylvania map comes with 60 “Stock Shares” cards representing the great railroad companies of Pennsylvania. On this map, claiming a route also allows a player to invest in a company – having a majority of shares in a given company allows to score extra bonus points at game end.

Ticket to Ride United Kingdom includes a double-sided map: the United Kingdom map is designed for 2-4 players and includes 116 new Train cards, 57 UK Destination Tickets, and 47 Technology cards. The Pennsylvania map is designed for 2-5 players and includes 50 Tickets and 60 “Stock Shares” cards. Both of these maps require the trains from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride® Europe.

Ticket to Ride United Kingdom makes its debut at the Essen Fair in Germany this October and will be available early November

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