Popular card game now online in U.S and Europe
Sausalito, CA; Paris, France - February 16, 2003 - Days of Wonder, Inc. has announced the public release of the online version of its popular Gang of Four card game. After three months of beta testing and well over 1000 games played, Gang of Four Online has proven to be a winner for experienced Gang of Four card players, as well as new players who have just discovered the game online.
"Gang of Four is a very good game... easily understood and lending itself to strategy, risk-taking, bluffing and the luck of the cards - all key ingredients to a great time," said Monsieur Phal, editor of online French Game Magazine, TricTrac. "Throw in the online play and the game becomes superlative. What a true blessing to discover new opponents, who are always available for a game. A true community is building around this online game."
Gang of Four Online features assistance in selecting playable card combinations and automatic score keeping. Online players can also enjoy full chat capabilities, a player ranking system, the ability to observe on going games, pop-up help, and the ability to schedule future games with other players.
"With Gang of Four Online, you can find players from around the world at any time of day or night," said Days of Wonder President, Eric Hautemont. "On Christmas Day, I enjoyed a game against players from Budapest, Paris and Australia - all from my home in San Francisco."
Gang of Four Online is played with four players and is appropriate for anyone 8 years or older. Filled with an endless variety of strategies and tactics, Gang of Four is fun, entertaining and full of surprises, yet is simple to learn and play. The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of all of your cards, by playing stronger cards on top of your opponents. Cards can be played singly, in pairs, three of a kind or in five-card poker hand combinations. The most powerful play is the Gang of Four (four of a kind), which trumps all cards.
Playing Gang of Four Online
Gang of Four online is available and open to any players at www.gangoffour.com. Purchasers of the Gang of Four card game all receive a Days of Wonder WebCard providing them with 1 year of free online play. Players who register their WebCards have full membership privileges and access to all Gang of Four Online features. Those without WebCards can register as guests and can join games created by full members, but cannot initiate a new game or view their rankings.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder, Inc. publishes high-quality, family-strategy board and card games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Days of Wonder is a privately held company with offices in Sausalito, CA, and Paris, France.