Days of Wonder announces Ticket to Ride - The Dice Expansion
New add-on compatible with all Ticket to Ride board maps.
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - September 15, 2008. Today Days of Wonder announced Ticket to Ride - The Dice Expansion - a fast and fun new way to enjoy the world's best-selling train game that can be played with all Ticket to Ride board maps. Players still attempt to complete their Destination Tickets and claim routes and block each other on the map. But rather than draw and collect Train cards, they roll five custom Train dice each turn. Depending on the outcome they can reroll some or all, then use the dice to claim routes on the board; grab Route Tokens for future use; or draw more Destination Tickets. For board maps that feature Tunnel routes, such as Ticket to Ride Europe, 3 Tunnel dice are also included.
"During a game night a friend jokingly suggested I design a Ticket to Ride dice game. Of course, I laughed along with everyone else, but secretly thought 'Why Not?', related Ticket to Ride author, Alan R. Moon on the genesis of the dice expansion. "I immediately started thinking about a dice game that retained the overall flavor of Ticket to Ride while creating a different playing experience. The result is a game that will probably surprise many people, as the Dice Expansion is shorter but just as tense, and maybe even more fun than the original!"
Ticket to Ride - The Dice Expansion includes: 5 custom Train dice, 3 Tunnel dice, 1 Ticket to Ride dice cup, Route tokens and Rules booklet and comes in a small cube shaped box. It requires trains, Destination Tickets and a board map from any of the Ticket to Ride series. The Dice Game Expansion is multi-lingual with rules in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. It will be available in October 2008 in both the US and Europe and will debut at the Essen Trade Fair in Germany. Suggested retail price is $20/€18.
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 1.5 million games and hosted over 12 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.