Days of Wonder Announces Ticket to Ride Map Pack # 3 – Heart of Africa

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

From the press release…

Los Altos, CA; Paris, France – September 24, 2012. Today, Days of Wonder announced the upcoming release of its 3rd volume in the Ticket to Ride Map Collection – The Heart of
Africa. Set in the vast wilderness of Africa at the height of its exploration by intrepid explorers,  missionaries and adventurers, this new single-sided board map focuses on the central and southern “heart” of the continent displayed in a vertical format.   This new map introduces 45 new Terrain Cards, divided into 3 different Terrain Types.   Each Terrain Type is associated with different Route colors: Desert/Savanna cards for  Yellow, Orange and Red Routes; Jungle/Forest cards for Green, Blue and Purple Routes; and  Mountain/Cliff cards for Black, White and Grey Routes. Players can draw Terrain cards just  like Train cards and they may use these to double the value of the routes they claim, under  certain conditions.
“Play testing the Heart of Africa map has led to some of the most exciting Ticket to Ride games  I’ve experienced,” said the game’s designer, Alan R. Moon. “Unfortunately my wife Janet – who  clearly has a better grasp of turn-of-the-century African geography and terrain subtleties than  me – now routinely beats me!”
Ticket to Ride Map Collection 3 – The Heart of Africa includes 48 Destination Tickets, new Terrain Cards and multi-lingual Rules booklet. Designed for 2-5 players, ages 8+, this  expansion takes 30-60 minutes and is played using Train cards and Trains from either Ticket  to Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe. It is expected to be available worldwide in early December at  a retail price of $25/€25.  For more info visit the Ticket to Ride Map Collection 3 – The Heart of Africa web page.


Here’s the board – cool, eh?




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