Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride for iPadBy Days Of Wonder, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Best-Selling Board Game Now Available on Fastest Growing Mobile Platform
LOS ALTOS, California and PARIS, May 19, 2011 - Days of Wonder today announced Ticket to Ride(TM) 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 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 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.
U.S., Christine Goutaland of Days of Wonder, Inc., +1-650-823-5845, christine at daysofwonder.com, or Europe, Adrien Martinot of Days of Wonder SARL, +33-1-56-02-65-69, adrien at daysofwonder.com
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