Ticket to Ride Europe celebrates 15 years with collector’s edition from Asmodee

Asmodee and Days of Wonder are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the hit board game, Ticket to Ride Europe with the launch of a limited collector’s edition this spring.

Ticket to Ride Europe is the second installment of the Ticket to Ride gaming franchise, one that has been enjoyed by over 80 million players around the world to date.

The board game has risen to such popularity that it has become a cultural icon, with appearances on TV shows such as Big Bang Theory, The IT Crowd, and Blacklist. As well as its TV spots, the game has had the backing of celebrities like Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Garner, and Will Wheaton who have all publicly played and enjoyed the game.

As one of the world’s most popular and most critically acclaimed board games, the Ticket to Ride franchise has won more than 37 awards and accolades across all of its titles including a Game of the Year Award from Spiel des Jahres and the coveted As d’Or award from the Jeu de International Games Festival.

The game has been translated into 33 different languages and is distributed in more than 40 countries, making it an international phenomenon. Since Ticket to Ride made its debut in 2004, it has expanded beyond the table and now has digital versions available on iOS, Android, PC, and home video game consoles.

Now, to celebrate a strong 15 years of the Europe edition, Asmodee and Days of Wonder have launched the commemorative collector’s edition, offering the definitive board game experience with finely detailed trains and stations arriving in tin boxes, as well as an enhanced game board with artwork and up-t0-date design on all Destination Tickets.

“Hard to believe it’s been 15 years. Ticket to Ride Europe still looks so fresh and young. But this version has bulked up a lot in both size and in tons of new tickets that create an infinite number of possible ways to play the game,” said Alan R. Moon, designer of Ticket to Ride.

“The new train cars and stations and the new art make the game look absolutely gorgeous when laid out on the table. Here is hoping you enjoy another 15 years of fun.”

In Ticket to Ride Europe, players compete to claim train routes across turn-of-the-century Europe, connecting iconic cities like London, Paris and Rome. Featuring updated gameplay elements including tunnels, ferries, and train stations, this stand-alone game is designed for 2 to 5 players and can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes.

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