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Small World Underground is a stand-alone game set beneath the surface of the same fun, light-hearted Small World universe of epic conquests and fallen empires. Featuring new Races and Special Powers, Small World Underground also introduces Monster occupied regions that protect Relics and Places of great power! It can be played on its own or combined with other Small World game elements, and is recommended for experienced Small World players. "The new game mechanic (conquering Monster-occupied regions to gain Righteous Relics and Popular Places) brings a new twist to original game play," Mark Kaufmann, VP of Sales & Marketing at Days of Wonder, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32495 (added 6/27/2011)
Cargo Noir is a game of illicit trading in which players run "families" who traffic in smuggled goods. The game takes place in the setting of 1950's film noir. Game play in Cargo Noir revolves around a changing set of notorious smuggling ports – Hong Kong, Bombay, Rotterdam, Panama, Tangier, Rio, Cape Town, New York and Macao – that are filled with various types and quantities of contraband. Players dispatch cargo ships loaded with gold to the ports that hold cargo they desire – hoping that it will be enough to snatch the goods away from any opponents. The acquired goods are then stored in the player’s warehouses until enough is accumulated to create valuable combinations to trade away for Victory Spoils. "Game development focused on three areas: fine-tuning the balance so there were always multiple paths to victory; making sure the game shines with two players as well as with five; and finding a theme that would be evocative with a feel that is very different from most other auction or trading games," Serge Laget, game designer, told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 2011.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31461 (added 1/12/2011)
This set of trivia cards comes with a classic trivia deck and three themed decks. Players select a "host" who must read the question listed on the card drawn, and the other players pass the deck around, sliding the card up to reveal the correct answer to the question. One player reads the real answer, while the others make up fictional answers, and the host must decide which player is telling the truth. Players can gain points by guessing correctly or by tricking other players into guessing incorrectly, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30567 (added 9/14/2010)
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In this expansion, players still attempt to complete their Destination Tickets, claim routes, and block each other on the map, but rather than draw and collect Train cards, they roll five custom Train dice each turn. Depending on the outcome they can re-roll some or all, then use the dice to claim routes on the board, grab route Tokens for future use, or draw more Destination Tickets. "The Ticket to Ride: Dice Expansion makes for a shorter but just as intense Ticket to Ride game. It can be incorporated into any of the Ticket to Ride series games, and revitalizes them with elements of luck and strategy," Elizabeth Case, marketing assistant at Days of Wonder, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2001.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26079 (added 11/16/2009)
Ticket to Ride - USA 1910 is a card expansion for the original Ticket to Ride board game. It consists of 181 new large-format cards that include 35 new Destination Tickets, a new GlobeTrotter bonus card for completing the most tickets, and a complete replacement deck of all the cards from the original game. Also included is a new rulebook that gives Ticket to Ride players three new ways to play: games using only the new Destination Tickets; the Mega Game, featuring all the tickets; and Big Cities, which uses only tickets to certain large cities. Launch date: 2001.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25233 (added 8/28/2009)
The Ticket to Ride Europa 1912 expansion for the Ticket to Ride series includes 101 Destination Tickets — the 46 original tickets, plus 55 new ones that enable three new variants to the Ticket to Ride Europe map. This expansion also introduces Warehouses & Depots — new game rules and pieces that create an additional strategic layer and can be played with any of the Ticket to Ride maps. "Wooden Train Depots are placed on cities selected by each player. Throughout the game, each player's Warehouse will accumulate Train cards and those who have the foresight, clever timing, or just plain good fortune to build a route to a Depot can make off with a fistful of Train cards. Depot placement and skillful Warehouse tactics become a key part of a winning Ticket to Ride strategy!" Elizabeth Case, marketing assistant for Days of Wonder, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 6, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25232 (added 8/28/2009)
In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires — often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory. "Designer Philip Keyaerts has expertly interwoven the fantasy worlds with competitive game play to create a game that appeals to casual players of all ages and experience while simultaneously maintaining a complexity that draws in the more serious crowd," Elizabeth Case, marketing assistant for Days of Wonder, told TDmonthly. The game has received the following awards: 2009 Bruno Faidutti's Game of the Year; 2009 Finalist for the International Gamer's Award; and 2009 Spiele Hit (Vienna Game Academy). Launch date: January 26, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25231 (added 8/28/2009)
This two-to-three player version in the award winning Ticket to Ride board game series was previously available only in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish languages and features routes across Scandinavia in a vertically-formatted board map. This special edition version of Nordic Countries is expected to be available for only a limited time. "The design of Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries, with its winter graphic themes of snowy landscapes, reindeer and even touches of holly, is a perfect match for the coming holiday season," says Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries is a complete board game for 2-3 players and features 135 trains, 110 Nordic Train cards, 46 Destination Tickets and a special Globetrotter Bonus card.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19739 (added 7/8/2008)
This game is designed for the Xbox, and is based on the Ticket to Ride board game. Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19361 (added 6/16/2008)
Based on the Ticket to Ride board game, this card game version includes new game twists. Players collect sets of illustrated Train cards, attempting to complete Destination Tickets while watching out for “train-robbing.” The game is intended for two to four players and includes 96 Train cards, six Big Cities Bonus cards, 46 Destination Tickets and a rules booklet. Launch date: May 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17948 (added 3/12/2008)
Intended for two to three players, this game features 46 Destination Tickets that include new city-to-country and country-to-country routes in addition to the standard city-to-city tickets. This board game requires the original Ticket or Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe. Launch date: October 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14307 (added 7/25/2007)
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Designed by critically acclaimed game designer Wolfgang Kramer and Markus Lubke, this game takes players to the arena, trying to attract the most spectators as Roman impresarios. Players earn wealth and glory for each event run, and must improve their arena, find the best performers, lure the Emperor and his nobles, and manage assets for long-term success. “Colosseum combines the elegance of German board game design with easy to learn…rules that are appropriate for family game play,” Vice President Mark Kaufmann of Days of Wonder told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11487 (added 2/19/2007)
The Marklin Edition of Ticket to Ride is the third installment in the best-selling board game series that has won 14 international game awards, including the prestigious Spiel des Jahres and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Like its predecessors, Ticket to Ride Marklin Edition is simple, fun and addictive. Players collect sets of train cards that enable them to claim railway routes and fulfill the all-important Destination Tickets connecting distant cities across a map of Germany. The Marklin Edition also introduces a new Ticket to Ride game play element: passengers that pick up valuable merchandise along the routes. Created in partnership with Marklin, the world leader in model railroading, this edition features 118 historical train photographs, each carefully selected from the Marklin archives. Launch Date: April 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8017 (added 5/26/2006)
In this new board game designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, players compete to build an ancient Egyptian palace, while resisting the lure of corruption. The game includes a 3-D palace that players really compete to build as they strive to become the wealthiest of Cleopatra’s architects. But the most corrupt architect will be sacrificed to Cleopatra’s sacred crocodile. Cleopatra and the Society of Architects is for 3 to 5 players and takes approximately 60 minutes to play. It is due to launch in the United States in June 2006. The German version was released in the beginning of 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6787 (added 2/1/2006)
This computer game comes in response to high user interest in the Ticket to Ride Online game, which has hosted over 2 million games played in the past year. It will enable Days of Wonder to make new Ticket to Ride maps available to players much faster. This version of the popular game, where players compete build the longest railroad, includes a new map of Switzerland, designed by the game´s author, Alan R. Moon. Players will be able to play against "bots" in the game itself or online against any of the other 50,000 registered players from around the world.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5370 (added 11/8/2005)
The sequel to the award-winning game Ticket to Ride, this version takes players on a train ride from the craggy hillsidesicket to Ride: Europe comes with new, larger cards, new Train Station game pieces, and a lavishly illustrated gameboard.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3718 (added 5/27/2005)
Based on the Arthurian legend. Players take on the roles of Knights of the Round Table who work collaboratively to defeat the forces of evil trying to destroy Camelot. The twist is that there is the possibility that one of the players is a Traitor,working against everyone else!
— “Shadows over Camelot really immerses people into the theme of playing a knight of the roundtable, so everything from the game play to the illustrations — even the way we've written the rules — makes people feel they're getting to play a knight off on quests to save Camelot,” said Days of Wonder vice president Mark Kaufmann.
— The game debuted in 2005. “On launch it sold more copies than any of our previous games …and it continues to sell very well,” Kaufmann told TDmonthly. “We've been very happy with the performance of the game.”
— “Shadows Over Camelot has done really well,” noted Eric of Gamescape in San Francisco.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3682 (added 5/26/2005)
Borrowing a Beatles song as its title, this 2004 Spiel des Jahres ("Game of the Year")winner is extraordinarily popular among the board game cognoscenti with sales just over 250,000 and availability in six languages and 30 countries. Players embark on a “track trip,” collecting train cards to connect cities in an effort to claim the longest rail route in North America. - Andrew Robinton
— As of 12/17/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 463 reviews on Amazon.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2233 (added 1/18/2005)
Mystery of the Abbey is a new kind of "whodunit" game of deduction and intuition, set in a medieval abbey. Players compete and collaborate to solve the mystery by moving through the Abbey´s beautifully rendered board and questioning their brethren. Gameplay is fun, captivating and tense; the atmosphere is vivid; the immersion, complete. Constant interactivity between the players, intelligent questioning and dynamic intrigue make Mystery of the Abbey the game of choice for an hour of fun with friends and family alike.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1095
Fans of last summer?s Pirates of the Caribbean will go for this new game from Days of Wonder. In Pirate?s Cove, players battle to become ?the most famed and feared Pirate the world has ever seen.? It?s all about winning battles; burying treasure and generally being the swashbuckling-est pirate in the neighborhood. The game includes a colorfully illustrated game board and playing cards, dice, game pieces (tiny pirate sloops) and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1094
Ticket to Ride - a cross-country train adventure boardgame! Players collect train cards they use to claim railway routes across North America.
Winner of multiple awards including: The French As D?or (Golden Ace), the German Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) ? the most prestigious award in gaming.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1093
From the opening minutes of D-Day to the liberation of Paris and beyond - Memoir ´44 airdrops you into the key battles that turned the tide in Western Europe. Take command at some of the most historic battles of WWII including: Omaha Beach... Pegasus Bridge... Operation Cobra... and the Ardennes.
Memoir ´44 is a unique historical boardgame commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Featuring hundreds of minature figures, it?s easy to learn and fast-paced; requires strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive, yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1092
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