Days of Wonder Announces 20 Millionth Online Game Giveaway

Apple iPad & Small World for iPad Game to go to winner of 20,000,000th game

Jun 10, 2010, 16:05 ET from Days of Wonder

LOS ALTOS, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, to commemorate the 20 millionth game that will soon play out on the Days of Wonder Online digital board games network, Days of Wonder announced its best Online Giveaway yet. In a nod to its recent release of the best selling Small World for iPad digital board game on the App store, Days of Wonder will be giving away a new Apple iPad Wi-Fi 16 GB, and a copy of Small World for iPad, to the winner of its 20,000,000th game. Additionally, all other participants in that 20,000,000th game will receive a nice consolation prize - an 8GB Apple iPod Touch.

Players can monitor the current status with the online game counter on the Days of Wonder home page. With hundreds of games played concurrently every minute of every day, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to time exactly when the 20 millionth game might begin, so the best chance to participate in the winning game is simply to start and keep playing till the online game counter passes the mark. In doing so, new entrants will be in good company, joining the over 350,000 players who have already discovered the joys of Ticket to Ride Online and Gang of Four Online.

"When we set out to develop our online games side by side with our award winning board games, little did we envision that 5 short years later, we'd be passing the 20,000,000 million game played," said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. "With the critical success of our most recent release - Small World for iPad - and the launch this past week-end on the anniversary of D-Day, of the first beta test versions of Memoir '44 Online, we are committed to making 2010 a year to remember: For the first time in the 150 years or so of board gaming industry, the dice are beginning to roll very differently."

All Days of Wonder Online members, including new gamers just discovering our online board games, are eligible to participate in this giveaway by playing any Days of Wonder Online games including: the Ticket to Ride series, Gang of Four, Fist of Dragonstones or Queen's Necklace. Complete contest rules are available at the Days of Wonder website. The winners will be announced within 7 days of the completion of the 20 millionth game.

About Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented digital and physical board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Days of Wonder has offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 2 million physical board games and hosted close to 20 million games online. In June 2004, Days of Wonder became the youngest publisher ever to win Germany's prestigious Spiel des Jahres, the world's most coveted game prize.

SOURCE Days of Wonder