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Days of Wonder at Essen Spiel ’18 – The River Release

Oct 18 2018

This year again we will be waiting for you at the world’s largest game convention – Essen Spiel – which takes place in Germany this October 25-28. Come join us to discover our next game, The River, which is released at Spiel ’18. The River is a new worker and tile-placement game from Sébastien Pauchon and Ismaël Perrin.



In The River, players struggle to make the most amazing settlement of this new world. In order to outmatch your opponents, construct valuable buildings and cultivate your river banks into harmonious and productive tracts. Reserve resources, enlarge your territory, and block your competitors… Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined tile-placement game. But be careful, some of your pioneers will decide to settle along the way and the lack of a workforce could cost you the victory.



Ismaël Perrin and Sébastien Pauchon will be present on the booth from Thursday to Saturday at 15:00 and on Sunday at 11:00 am to chat with you and sign copies of the game!
If you haven’t been lucky enough to play Ticket to Ride: New York, it’s also your chance to drive around the Big Apple.
If you are in Essen, make sure to visit us at the Days of Wonder booth. We will be located in Hall 3, Booth 3B107. Our games will be available for sale from the Asmodee Store right across the alley (Booth 3B108).

See you in Essen!

The River, a new world opens before you…

Aug 27 2018

.. with untouched land as far as the eye can see. Your boat glides up a river and you examine the banks, appreciating the beauty of your new home. Expand your territory, cultivate your land and exploit your resource to construct the buildings that will make your settlement the most impressive in the region.  


Find out The River, a new, worker and tile-placement game from Sébastien Pauchon and Ismaël Perrin.

In the game, you embody pioneers embarking down a river in search of a new lands to settle. As you explore the untouched frontier, you will have to work twice as hard to manage your workers as they start to settle down along the way. The player with the most impressive settlement will be declared the winner!

By using resources, expanding territory, and cultivating lands, you must take a decisive strategy to outmatch your opponents. Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined tile-placement game.

The River is a standalone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 30 to 45 minutes. It includes 1 double-sided board, 4 sets of components containing 1 River board, 1 Boat and 5 Pioneers, 65 Terrain Tiles, 20 Bonus Tokens, 1 First Player Pawn, 44 Wooden Resources, 33 Building Cards, and a rulebook. The River is expected to be available in October at Essen Spiel and then in November in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $40/40€.

For more information, please visit the The River website.

Walmart special offer: Buy Splendor and get the app on Steam for free!

Aug 18 2018

SplendorBest-selling board game Splendor is available at Walmart and now is the best time to buy the game! Starting today (8/18/2018), buy Splendor and get the digital adaptation on Steam for free!

Try the digital version of Splendor, the addictive strategy turn-based card game and embody a rich merchant during the Renaissance.

*Limited offer valid only in the US in selected Walmart stores while supplies last.
*Splendor Steam Key is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

Days of Wonder Holds Contest For Trip To New York City!

Jul 9 2018

Today, to celebrate the release of Ticket to Ride: New York, Days of Wonder launches a contest on their Facebook page, in which the winner will win a trip to New York City. It will take place from the 9th until the 18th of July.


The boardgame company offers the opportunity to win a trip for two to New York, including 4 nights in a four-star hotel. To participate, participants have to go on the Days of Wonder Facebook page and answer the following question in comment : “Who is the illustrator of Ticket to Ride: New York?”

The winners will be randomly drawn on the 19th of July. The winner will win the trip and ten other participants will receive a copy of Ticket to Ride: New York.

Due to legal issue, only the following countries are eligible for participation: France, USA, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland,  Spain, and United Kingdom.

More information on the settlement can be found here:

Ticket to Ride: New York, a new, quicker and smaller version of Ticket to Ride board game.

May 15 2018

Welcome to the Big Apple! Enjoy the sights from Times Square to Brooklyn, and all over NYC. Admire the stunning view from the Empire State Building or take a walk through scenic Central Park!

Find out Ticket to Ride: New York, a new, express version of the well-known board game Ticket to Ride.

Ticket to Ride: New York is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1960s New York City, this time in taxis, to visit landmarks and complete destination tickets. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: New York is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.

Ticket to Ride: New York is a stand-alone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 10 to 15 minutes. It includes one board map, 60 plastic taxis, 44 Transportation cards, 18 Destination Ticket cards, 1 rule leaflet, 1 score pad and one pencil. Ticket to Ride: New York will be available in July for a retail price of $20/20€ in North America and Europe, and available exclusively at Target stores in the U.S.

For more information, please visit the Ticket to Ride: New York web page.

Memoir ’44 Open de France 10th Edition – And the winner is… Jurgen ‘Cpl_Uhl’ Verwijst

Apr 3 2018

Last week-end, The Normandy Victory Museum in Carentan, Normandy – France was invaded by more than 70 Memoir ’44 players who competed for 2 days on special scenarios based on “Normandy in WWII”.

Jurgen ‘Cpl_Uhl’ Verwijst finally won the tournament.

Richard Borg (left), designer of Memoir’ 44 and Jurgen  Verwijst, the new Champion

To celebrate the 10th French Open Richard Borg, designer of the game was with us all the week end enjoying the Memoir ’44 community.


If you read French or simply wish to have a look at the played scenarios, just switch to the French version of this post.

Join in an epic adventure with Fighting Fantasy Legends

Mar 23 2018

Fighting Fantasy Legends iconThe mythical adaptation of the Fighting Fantasy Books from Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone is coming to our catalogue!



Fighting Fantasy Legends, now in our catalogue!

Embark on an epic adventure in Allansia, a dangerous land with gruesome monsters and cunning traps lurking around every corner. Your quest is to free the people from the deadly reign of formidable tyrants, discovering untold treasures and powerful objects to help you on your way. Your adventure takes you through three iconic gamebooks: City of Thieves, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Citadel of Chaos, where you must improve your character’s skills by powering up your dice and piecing together cryptic clues to improve your chances of survival.

More than 35 years after the release of the first Fighting Fantasy Book, this game intertwines the stories from three of the most epic books. Be aware, no game is ever the same and your choices may have dire consequences. The world needs a hero… you will give them a legend.

Learn more about the app in our YouTube trailer.

Fighting Fantasy Legends

Through Jungle and Desert, the new Battle Map for Memoir ’44

Jan 8 2018

Through Jungle and Desert is the second installment in the second series of Memoir ’44 Battle Maps. This expansion offers two new decks of combat cards, along with six pre-printed standard scenarios and two pre-printed Overlord scenarios. 


Lead your men through the merciless jungles of Burma, trying to escape the Japanese grasp or rush to Rangoon before the British forces evacuate the city on the jungle scenario. Then, change the terrain and fight the very first tank battle between US and German forces in the sands of North Africa, where Stuart and Panzer clash in the middle of the desert.

This second installment comes with six standard pre-printed scenarios with all terrain, obstacles and unit positions, but also the historical background and special rules. To help spice up your scenarios, the expansion comes with both a brand new Jungle Combat Cards deck and a Desert Combat Cards deck.

Two ready-to-play Overlord scenarios are also provided: fight for Henderson Field in Guadalcanal or conduct a huge desert battle that marks the beginning of the second battle of El Alamein in Operation Lightfoot. The Jungle’s scenarios can be played separately or as a campaign, with each scenario outcome impacting the following one.


Through Jungle and Desert is designed for 2 to 8 players. It includes six standard scenarios and two Overlord scenarios, as well as two decks of Combat Cards and one double sided-printing punch board of tokens. This expansion requires at least one copy of Memoir’ 44 as well as the Pacific Theater and Mediterranean Theater expansions to play. The Terrain Pack and Equipment Pack expansions are also recommended. Through Jungle and Desert is currently expected to be available in April in both North America and Europe for a retail price of $28/€25.

To download the rules, you can visit Through Jungle and Desert page on Memoir ’44 website.

Scheduled Maintenance Operation on January Tuesday 9th 2018

Jan 5 2018

AsmodeeWe are planning a 2 hours maintenance operation on our systems and servers on January 9th, 2018, starting at 09:00 UTC (4:00 AM EST).

During this maintenance we’ll move all our infrastructure to a new provider, in order to enhance the quality of our services and allow for more growth in the future.

Unfortunately this means we will have to completely shut-down our digital services during the operation. We estimate that the migration process will take our IT team two full hours.

During this 2 hours time span it will not be possible to play online on most of our games (including but not limited to Ticket to Ride, Smallworld 2, Splendor, Carcassonne, Potion Explosion, Mysterium, Memoir’ 44 etc.). It will normally be possible to play most of those games in solo or offline mode.

It will also not be possible to log-in with an account in any of those games either, nor browse rankings or leaderboards. Access to our various websites will also be impossible (including but not limited to the Days of Wonder website, Account website, etc) or severely degraded (Fantasy Flight Games Community, Asmodee Digital Forums, etc).

We will update as best as we can the Asmodee Status Page with any information about the progress and resolution of this maintenance operation.

Our technical support team will also be on the bridge to answer any questions regarding the maintenance operation and/or any issues after the maintenance procedure.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to make Asmodee Digital and Days of Wonder games even better!

Small World’s Races and Special Powers expansions are now available in a new format

Dec 11 2017

Find out the new format for the Small World Races and Special Powers expansions: Small World Power Pack #1 and Small World Power Pack #2. These two expansions are now available in stores at a suggested retail price of €25, they will replace the older ones in order to be in accordance with the latest expansions of Small World such as River World and Sky Islands.

Small World Power Pack #1 combines all races and special powers from the previous expansions: Be not Afraid… and A Spider’s Web and comes along with a tray to store all the tokens.


Small World Power Pack #2 combines all races and special powers from the previous expansions: Cursed!, Grand Dames of Small World and Royal Bonus and comes along with a tray to store all the tokens.

Both Power Pack come with a storage tray that made exactly one third of the box so if you got Small World Power Pack #1, Small World Power Pack #2 and Small World Sky Islands you can store everything in one box. Crafty?

Small World Power Pack #1 is an expansion and requires a copy of the original Small World board game. It includes 8 Race banners: Barbarians, Homunculi, Pixies, I Witches, Leprechauns, Pygmies, Skags & Slingmen; 8 Special Power badges: Barricade, Catapult, Copycat, Corrupt, Imperial, Lava, Mercenary & Soul-Touch for a total of 42 various tokens and 98 Race Tokens. This expansion also contains rules and a tray to store everything from this Power Pack. 
Small World Power Pack #2 is an expansion and requires a copy of the original Small World board game. It includes 8 Race banners: Fauns, Goblins, Gypsies, Igors, Kobolds, Priestesses, Shrubmen & White Ladies; 10 Special Power badges: Aquatic, Behemoth, Cursed, Fireball, Historian, Hordes of, Marauding, Peace Loving, Ransacking, Were- for a total of  42 various tokens and 98 Race tokens. This expansion also contains rules and a tray to store everything from this Power Pack.