Days of Wonder announces the Ticket to Ride® Card Game
A new train adventure begins!
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - February 25, 2008. Days of Wonder, the publisher of top-quality board and card games, announces the upcoming release of the Ticket to Ride Card Game. This stand-alone card game delivers the same exciting, fun and easy-to-learn elements of the original Ticket to Ride board game, but with several new game-play twists in a portable format.
In the Ticket to Ride Card Game players work to collect sets of illustrated Train cards. These cards are then used to complete Destination Tickets - routes between two cities depicted on each ticket. But before their Train cards can be used, players face the risk of "train-robbing", where another player may force them to lose their hard-earned cards.
"I wanted to make sure that players of the Ticket to Ride Card Game would recognize the family resemblance to the board game, but also get to enjoy new and distinctive game play." says the game's author Alan R. Moon. "It has the familiar simplicity of the original game - drawing cards, playing cards, drawing tickets - but the game play itself is fresh and new."
The Ticket to Ride Card Game is for 2-4 players ages 8 and older. It includes 96 train cards, 6 Big Cities Bonus cards, 46 Destination Tickets and a rules booklet. Playing time is approximately 30 minutes. The game will be available in 10 languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish - in May from game retailers and the Days of Wonder web site. Suggested retail price is $25 in the US and €15 in Europe.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented board and card games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Founded in 2002, Days of Wonder has a global presence, with offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 1.3 million games and hosted over 10 million games online. In June 2004, Days of Wonder became the youngest publisher ever to win Germany's prestigious Spiel des Jahres, the world's most coveted game prize.