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06/19/2014 Days of Wonder® announces new Five Tribes board game
03/20/2014 Days of Wonder announces new D-Day Landings, a Memoir '44 Battle Map expansion
02/13/2014 Days of Wonder announces new Ticket to Ride® 10th Anniversary Edition
12/11/2013 “Ich Bin Ein Small Worlder!”
Days of Wonder Tears Down the Wall Between iOS, Android, and PC Gamers
09/17/2013 Days of Wonder announces new Ticket to Ride Map Collection 4 – Nederland Map Expansion
09/12/2013 Days of Wonder Releases Small World 2 for iPad
06/18/2013 Days of Wonder announces new Relic Runners board game
10/18/2012 Ghosts and Pumpkin Trains to Haunt Ticket to Ride iPad for Halloween
10/01/2012 Days of Wonder announces Halloween Freighter – A Ticket to Ride Train & Station Set
09/24/2012 Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride Map Collection Volume 3 – The Heart of Africa
08/27/2012 Days of Wonder announces Shadows over Camelot – The Card Game
08/02/2012 Ticket to Ride Receives First New Digital Map in Seven Years
06/06/2012 Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Equipment Pack – The largest set of figures ever released for popular WWII game
05/24/2012 Ticket to Ride, top selling board game from Days of Wonder, now available on Steam
04/05/2012 Ticket to Ride Comes to Mac App Store
03/14/2012 Days of Wonder announces Small World Realms - New expansion to award-winning fantasy board game
02/23/2012 Ticket to Ride Pocket Adds 1910 Expansion
02/02/2012 Ticket to Ride Pocket Adds New Multi-game Multiplayer Mode
11/16/2011 Days of Wonder Puts Ticket to Ride in Your Pocket
10/12/2011 Days of Wonder Launches Memoir '44 Online on Steam
10/03/2011 Days of Wonder announces Free Small World® Tunnels
09/26/2011 Days of Wonder Announces Memoir '44 Campaign Book Volume 2
08/29/2011 Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride Map Collection Featuring Two $10,000 Contest Winners
06/27/2011 Days of Wonder Announces Memoir '44 Online
05/19/2011 Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride for iPad
04/28/2011 Days of Wonder announces Small World™ Underground
02/14/2011 Days of Wonder™ announces $10,000 Ticket to Ride® Map Design Contest
01/11/2011 Days of Wonder announces Cargo Noir™ - A new board game of illicit trading
01/04/2011 Days of Wonder announces Alvin & Dexter - A Ticket to Ride Monster Expansion
09/28/2010 Days of Wonder Announces Memoir '44 Winter Wars - The Ardennes Offensive
09/27/2010 Days of Wonder announces a Free Small World Scenario – Necromancer Island
09/13/2010 Are Trolls now running the editorial desk of the UK Daily Mail and Sun?
09/09/2010 Days of Wonder Announces new Small World expansion – Be Not Afraid...
07/12/2010 Days of Wonder announces Disaster at Dieppe – Volume 4 in the Memoir ’44 Overlord Battle Map Series
06/30/2010 Days of Wonder announces Fictionaire™ - the Quiz Game with a Whiff of Truth
06/10/2010 Days of Wonder Announces 20 Millionth Online Game Giveaway
05/17/2010 Days of Wonder announces Small World™ - Tales and Legends Expansion
04/03/2010 Days of Wonder Announces Small World App for iPad
03/16/2010 New Memoir '44 Breakthrough Expansion from Days of Wonder
01/25/2010 Days of Wonder announces Mystery Express™
11/09/2009 Days of Wonder Announces Free Memoir '44 Vercors Campaign
10/12/2009 Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Battle Map Volume 3 - Sword of Stalingrad
09/22/2009 Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride World Championships
09/14/2009 Winners of Small World™ Design Contest Announced
08/06/2009 Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride Europa 1912
06/03/2009 Days of Wonder announces Small World™ Design Contest
03/23/2009 Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Battle Map Volume 2 - Tigers in the Snow/Operation Market Garden
01/26/2009 Days of Wonder announces Small World™
12/15/2008 Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Campaign Book
09/15/2008 Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride - The Dice Expansion
09/08/2008 Days of Wonder debuts new line of low-cost family games with Gambit 7
09/02/2008 Days of Wonder announces Mediterranean Theater expansion for Memoir '44
08/21/2008 Days of Wonder and Fantasy Flight Games announce agreement on the BattleLore Board Game and Game System
08/11/2008 Days of Wonder announces new Memoir '44 and BattleLore expansions
07/07/2008 Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries
04/21/2008 Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Campaign Bag
04/21/2008 Days of Wonder announces Merlin's Company™
02/25/2008 Days of Wonder announces the Ticket to Ride® Card Game
09/04/2007 Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44 Air Pack™
01/29/2007 Days of Wonder announces Colosseum™ - New Board Game set in Ancient Rome
09/08/2006 Days of Wonder announces BattleLore™ - a game of Epic Fantasy Adventures
3/13/2006: Ticket to Ride™ Board game Series Reaches Half-Million Units Sold Milestone
1/30/2006: Days of Wonder announces Cleopatra and the Society of Architects™
11/12/2004: Days of Wonder's Award-Winning Ticket to Ride™ is a runaway hit with over 250,000 boardgames sold!
10/11/2004: Days of Wonder announces Mystery Train - A Ticket to Ride Expansion
9/21/2004: Memoir '44 named Recipient of the 2004 International Gamers Award
6/28/2004: Coveted German Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) 2004 awarded to Ticket to Ride, the Train Adventure Game
3/15/2004: Days of Wonder announces Memoir '44
1/12/2004: Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride
1/5/2004: Days of Wonder releases Terra™ card game
10/7/2003: Days of Wonder™ announces Terra™ card game
10/6/2003: Days of Wonder releases Pirate's Cove - Buccaneering Boardgame of the high seas!
6/16/2003: Days of Wonder™ annonces "Gang of Four" French Championship
6/6/2003: Skotos adds Queen's Necklace to strategy channel
4/21/2003: Queen's Necklace™ now available in Europe and North America
4/1/2003: Fist of Dragonstones "April Foolish" Character Contest
3/12/2003: Days of Wonder announces latest winner of monthly Fist of Dragonstones Character Creation Contest
2/16/2003: Days of Wonder Announces Mystery of the Abbey™
2/16/2003: Days of Wonder Announces Queen's Necklace™
2/16/2003: Days of Wonder releases Gang of Four Online
10/1/2002: Days of Wonder selects Asmodée for distribution in France...
10/1/2002: Fist of Dragonstones™ - Fantasy Characters do your bidding in new Days of Wonder™ game...
10/1/2002: Days of Wonder™ Announces upcoming release of Gang of Four™ card game...
10/1/2002: Days of Wonder Announces Arrival...
 
 
For Immediate Release
US Contact: Mark Kaufmann
Days of Wonder, Inc.

(1) 650-941-5606

Europe: Adrien Martinot
Days of Wonder SARL

(33) 1 56 02 65 69

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Berlin, Germany - June 28, 2004 - The Days of Wonder board game, Ticket to Ride, was named today as the recipient of the world's most prestigious game award, the German Spiel des Jahres.

Known in Germany as "Zug um Zug", Ticket to Ride is an original design of noted American game creator, Alan R. Moon. Released by Days of Wonder in March of 2004, the game had already garnered tens of thousands of fans in over 25 countries worldwide in the short four months following its release.

In announcing the award, Spiel des Jahres jury spokesperson Uwe Petersen told the media and professional crowd of 400 attendees that, "Zug um Zug is able to spellbind first time gamers and regular gamers equally well."

Ticket to Ride features an elegantly simple gameplay that can be learned in less than 5 minutes. Yet players face strategic and tactical decisions that vary with every turn. Players collect sets of matching color cards that are then used to claim railway routes connecting various cities across a map of North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill Destination Tickets - secret goal cards that connect two distant cities.

"The secret of Ticket to Ride's success is that its rules are simple enough that the whole family can play, yet each turn is filled with tension, and each game played is a different experience", says Ticket to Ride author, Alan R. Moon. "I'm very excited to be able to accept this honor from the Spiel des Jahres jury."

The Spiel des Jahres winner traditionally goes on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies in the year it is awarded the prize, usually landing in the top five toys/games sold in Germany that year. Days of Wonder is the first American company to win the coveted prize since Hasbro (1981) and Mattel (1989). It is the youngest company ever to receive the award, less than 18 months after the release of its first games.

Ticket to Ride can be found in most hobby game stores, or ordered directly from Days of Wonder at www.daysofwonder.com. Suggested retail price is US $39.95.

About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder, Inc. publishes high-quality board games for the whole family. They are easy to learn and fun to play. Besides Ticket to Ride, the company's most famous titles also include Mystery of the Abbey, a fun deduction game, Pirate's Cove, the terrific Pirates game, and Memoir '44, the official game of the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. Days of Wonder is a privately held company with offices in Los Altos, California and Paris, France.

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