Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride for iPad
Best-Selling Board Game Now Available on Fastest Growing Mobile Platform
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France - May 19, 2011. Days of Wonder today announced Ticket to Ride for iPad, its second interactive board game designed specifically for iPad.
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 more than 23 million games of Ticket to Ride Online have been played on Macs and PCs to date.
Ticket to Ride for iPad uses the iPad's innovative Multi-Touch interface and large screen to provide a polished digital board game experience. Users can intuitively pick up train cards and place trains on the board to connect distant cities, with the app automatically enforcing the proper rules, calculating the players? scores and keeping track of their Destination Tickets, train cards and remaining trains.
Solo play allows for quick games against up to four AI players. When connected to the internet via the iPad's WiFi or 3G connection, Ticket to Ride for iPad's support of Game Center and Days of Wonder Online accounts lets players pit their tactical skills against up to four other opponents playing on their own iPad, Mac or PC anywhere around the world. An iPad video tutorial teaches players all the rules of the game within three minutes, with an additional interactive, turn-by-turn in-game tutorial included for those who prefer to learn while playing.
"The iPad is a revolutionary gaming platform," said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. "Our very own Small World for iPad paved the way by showing off the iPad's true potential as a digital board game platform, and we built on that experience to offer an even richer board game experience with Ticket to Ride for iPad. We look forward to welcoming iPad Ticket to Ride players into our thriving online players community."
The Ticket to Ride App for iPad is available now for $6.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Additional maps of Europe, Switzerland and USA 1910 are available as in-game purchases at a special introductory price of $0.99 per map.
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 2 million board games and hosted over 23 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.