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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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Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride Map Collection Featuring Two $10,000 Contest Winners

Best-Selling Board Game Gets 3 All New Maps in Multi-Volume Collection

Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - August 29, 2011. Days of Wonder today announced the upcoming release of the Ticket to Ride™ Map Collection, a series of new maps playable with the original Ticket to Ride USA or Ticket to Ride Europe board games.

To celebrate the ever-growing Ticket to Ride player community and Days of Wonder's upcoming 10-year anniversary, the company recently organized a $10,000 Ticket to Ride Map Design Contest. 612 Ticket to Ride fans and aspiring game designers from 40 different countries submitted their own maps for a chance to win the $10,000 cash prize. Perhaps even more exciting was the possibility of seeing their design published in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection to be officially introduced at Essen SPIEL 2011, alongside a brand new team-play map accommodating up to 6 players, created by original Ticket to Ride game designer, Alan R. Moon.

A long evaluation process revealed two exceptional contest entries. As a result, the company doubled the prize and selected two Grand Prize winners: François Valentyne from Toronto, Canada, with his map of Legendary Asia, and Ian Vincent from London, UK, whose map explores the Indian subcontinent. Each winner earned the $10,000 Grand Prize and will see his design in the upcoming volumes of this collection.

"We were so impressed with the breadth and quality of the contest entries that we decided to award not just one, but two Grand Prizes," said Eric Hautemont, CEO of Days of Wonder. "Not only does this recognize the tremendous contribution of the Ticket to Ride community to the game, it also gave us an opportunity to bring back in print our long-gone but very popular Swiss map."

Both volumes of the Ticket to Ride Map Collection will feature two different maps on a double-sided board. Volume 1 – Ticket to Ride Asia, will feature Alan R. Moon's Team Asia for 4 or 6 players and the Legendary Asia map ushering 2-5 players through challenging Himalayan passes. Volume 2 – Ticket to Ride India, will let 2 to 4 players compete over 'Grand Tour of India' bonuses and bring the 2 to 3 players Ticket to Ride Switzerland map back into print. These expansions require trains and train cards from Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe.

Volume 1 will debut at Essen's Messe in Germany, October 20-23, 2011, and go on sale at better game retailers worldwide in late October. Volume 2 is expected worldwide in December 2011. Suggested MSRP for each volume is $30/€28. For more information, visit www.ticket2ridegame.com/maps/

About Ticket to Ride

Elegantly simple and taking less than three minutes to learn, Ticket to Ride has been honored with over two dozen international board game awards. Millions of players have already discovered this best-selling railroad adventure where tension builds at every turn of the game, as players compete to create routes across North America, earning points as they go. Additional points are won for completing Destination Tickets between specific cities and building the longest continuous route. Over 1.5 Million copies of the board game have been sold and over 25 million games of Ticket to Ride Online have been played to date on the PC, Mac and iPad.

About Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented board and digital 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 2 million board games and hosted over 25 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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