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Days of Wonder opens $10,000 challenge

Manufacturer of Ticket to Ride begins tenth anniversary activity with a competition to design a new map for the game.
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The firm is looking for a new map for its Ticket to Ride board game, distributed in the UK by Esdevium Games, and is inviting consumers to send in their ideas for the chance to win the first prize of $10,000.

In addition, the best map will earn a spot alongside new maps from the game's designer Alan Moon, in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection, set to be released later in the year.

The route-claiming rail adventure game, which has sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide, has printed board maps of the US, Europe, Germany, Scandinavia and Switzerland, but is looking to add to that collection for 2012.

"Since its release in 2004, the original Ticket to Ride game has already inspired dozens of additional maps from enthusiastic amateur map designers," said Days of Wonder president and CEO, Eric Hautemont.

"Now Ticket to Ride fans have a unique opportunity to get the map of their dreams into print – and to top it off - earn $10,000 in cash."

For your chance to win the $10,000 Ticket to Ride Map Design Contest, you must submit an official entry form describing your map, postmarked no later than April 15th. Submissions will be reviewed and the most compelling designs selected for further play-testing.

Days of Wonder will make the final Grand Prize selection and contact the winning map designer by June 30th. The winning map will be unveiled at the Essen Spiel Fair in October, 2011.

Official rules and entry form for the $10,000 Ticket to Ride Map Design Contest are available at www.ticket2ridegame.com/contest.

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