Days of Wonder announces new D-Day Landings, a Memoir '44 Battle Map expansion
Commemorating the June 6th, 70th Anniversary of D-Day and 10th Anniversary of the game
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France – March 20, 2014. Today, Days of Wonder announced D-Day Landings, a giant new Battle Map expansion celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Memoir '44 board game system.
70 years after D-Day, this new expansion commemorates the Normandy landings with six unique Battle Maps. The new Extended Breakthrough format introduced in this expansion is 23 hexes deep and offers battles on a scale and scope never seen before.
The D-Day Landings maps include settings for: American Airborne, Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach. Each battle can be played individually or assembled with its neighboring scenarios for epic Double- and Triple-Map battles. With enough players, you can even link all six Battle Maps together for the Ultimate D-Day Landing Experience, creating a giant board that recreates the entire Normandy coast!
"We've had great fun both creating and playing these maps," said Memoir '44 creator, Richard Borg. "Watching a dozen or more players battling over all six maps at once is an epic gaming experience. Not only do these D-Day Landings maps honor the 70 year anniversary of WWII's most iconic battle, I'm also proud they mark the tenth anniversary of the Memoir '44 game system."
This expansion is not a standalone game and requires at least one original copy of Memoir '44, as well as the Terrain Pack, Equipment Pack, and Winter Wars expansions. The Mediterranean Theater expansion is also recommended, though not required. More copies of the base game or expansions are required if you want to play a Double, Triple, or Six Map battle.
The D-Day Landings Battle Maps are designed for 2 players, but can be linked together to accommodate up to 12 players. Included are the six pre-printed Battle Maps, a punch board, and multi-lingual English and French rules for the several game modes (Double-, Triple- and Ultimate Six-Map battles), all encased in a cloth-bound Commemorative Briefing Folder. It will be available in better game stores in North America and Europe in June at an expected retail price of $35/€35. For more information visit the website at http://www.memoir44.com/content/d-day/
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder develops and publishes games that Play different.™ From its insistence on releasing only a very limited number of new games to its uncompromising board game production values and unique in-house digital development team, Days of Wonder consistently raises the bar with an unmatched string of hits that includes Ticket to Ride, the world's best-selling train game; Small World, the legendary fantasy game of epic conquests; and Memoir '44, the World War II saga with 20 expansions to its credit. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 30 countries, with digital versions available on the iOS App Store and Google Play, as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder's web site: www.daysofwonder.com.
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