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                                                              Days of Wonder announces new Ticket to Ride France & Old West Map Collection!

                                                              Posted on 22 Aug 2017

                                                              Today, Days of Wonder announced the upcoming release of the sixth volume of the Ticket to Ride Map Collection, and the biggest expansion yet—France & Old west!

                                                              Dive into thriving French culture during the height of Impressionism and the Industrial

                                                              Revolution: street cafés, Paris boulevards, and Notre-Dame. The French railroad

                                                              system is a blank canvas just waiting for competitors to make their masterful strokes.

                                                              This expansion will challenge the players’ existing habits, as this time, before claiming a route,

                                                              they will need to build the tracks and choose their colors. This simple variation adds a new twist

                                                              to Ticket to Ride and makes the France map completely unique. The double-sided board also

                                                              features a map of Old West, where up to six players can develop their railway networks starting

                                                              from their Home Cities. Claiming routes along the way will make players face a dilemma: every

                                                              time a player takes a route which leads to a city controlled by an opponent, that opponent

                                                              scores the points.

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                                                              “Ticket to Ride ​ ​–​ ​France​ creates a brand new competitive element for Ticket to Ride players.

                                                              The flow of the game is different from all previous versions and forces the players to rethink old

                                                              strategies. Because building a track does not assure you will be able to claim that track later.

                                                              You will have to bluff some of the time by building tracks you don’t really want. In addition, you

                                                              may want to build tracks you don’t need, forcing your opponents to collect color cards that are in

                                                              short supply. It’s a brave new world,” says Alan R. Moon, the game designer. “The different

                                                              challenge awaits players on the Old West map, as you will need to expand your network from a

                                                              specific starting city and decide whether to give points to your opponents when you claim tracks

                                                              or take a different, “free” route.”

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                                                              Ticket to Ride ​–​ France​ includes an oversized, double-sided map. The French map is designed

                                                              for 2-5 players and includes 58 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus cards, and 64 Track Pieces.

                                                              The Old West map is designed for 2-6 players and includes 50 Destination Tickets cards, 2

                                                              Bonus Cards, 40 White Train Cars, 18 City Markers, and 1 Alvin the Alien Marker. Both of these

                                                              maps require the trains and the train car cards from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride®

                                                              Europe. This expansion is scheduled to be available at Essen and in Europe late october

                                                              followed by an early November release in the USA, at a suggested retail price of €40-$44.99.

                                                              For more information, please visit : https://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/france/

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