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11/04/2014 2014 Ticket to Ride World Championship marred by irregularities in final match.
09/08/2014 Days of Wonder announces A Spider's Web – new expansion to award-winning fantasy Small World board game
08/07/2014 Days of Wonder announces new English Language edition of Memoir '44 Tactics & Strategy Guide
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...
 
 
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US Contact: Mark Kaufmann
Days of Wonder, Inc.

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Europe: Adrien Martinot
Days of Wonder SARL

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Days of Wonder announces Fictionaire™ - the Quiz Game with a Whiff of Truth

4 Themed card packs, each with 120 questions - Classic, Tall Tales, Fool Science and Naturals

Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - June 30, 2010. Today, Days of Wonder announced the Fictionaire Game Series - a new quiz card game created by Hervé Marly, that gives a fresh twist to the classic "dictionary game" genre. In Fictionaire, players make up a bogus definition or fake answer for a word or question asked by the game's host, trying to trick him or her into believing that their answer is correct. To earn points, players either have to choose the right definition - or get someone to pick their answer. If a player bluffs someone into choosing the wrong answer, they earn a bonus point.

Fictionaire is inspired by its predecessors, but stands out in several important ways. First and foremost is the content, which is designed to elicit creative and fun answers. The Fictionaire Game Series includes 4 differently themed card packs, each with 120 thought provoking questions. The first pack, Classic Fictionaire, is closest to the traditional dictionary game - rare, interesting and sometimes provocative words all begging for players to come up with creative definitions.

The other 3 packs in the series include: Tall Tales - stories that are so strange that when you learn the real answer, you may not believe it; Fool Science - a compendium of scientific wonders that will confound even the most knowledgeable men and women of science; and Naturals - surprising information that chronicles our physical world.

The other Fictionaire innovation is that each card pack comes in a unique, eye-catching cigarette pack style format. Why such "non-PC" packaging? In today's crowded retail environment, getting noticed matters and the packs, while controversial, absolutely get your attention. It also turns out that a cigarette pack is a perfect solution to help the game play better. The flip-top design reveals only the question section of a card to the starting player. Once she reads the question it is given to others who then slide out the card to view the correct answer before creating their own. To top it off a Fictionaire pack is small enough to fit in your pocket, making the game perfectly portable.

"Players may know this style of game as dictionary, fictionary... or even "Call my Bluff", the classic British TV game show - but it could just as easily be called the "Making up lies to fool your friends" game", says Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. "What makes it timeless fun is the combination of creative storytelling, trivia knowledge and bluffing skills."

Even though Fictionaire is a departure from the big-box game style that Days of Wonder is known for, the usual Days of Wonder attention to detail is evident - down to the "seals in the freshness" foil wrapper. Once the wrapper is removed it reveals several short and simple rules cards, along with specific examples on how the game is played; 14 Point cards that are given to players as they score; and 60 double-sided question cards.

Fictionaire is designed for 4 to 7 players and will be available worldwide in both English and French language versions in early September 2010. The game series will be available to retailers in a free, counter-top display that contains 20 packs - 5 each of the 4 differently themed packs. The price of each deck of 120 questions is $10 and €8.

About Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented digital and physical board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Days of Wonder has offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 2 million board games and hosted over 20 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.

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