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The Basics:

Days of Wonder was founded in 2002. It is headquarted in Los Altos, California, and Paris, France.

Best Known For:

Days of Wonder's best-known board games include the Ticket to Ride series (designed by Alan R. Moon), BattleLore (Richard Borg), Memoir' 44 (Borg), Mystery of the Abbey (Bruno Faidutti and Serge Laget), and Shadows Over Camelot (Laget and Bruno Cathala).

Other Games:

The Days of Wonder catalog also includes Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc), Colosseum (Wolfgang Kramer and Markus Lübke), Pirate's Cove (Faidutti and Cathala), Queen's Necklace (Paul Randles and Daniel Stahl), and more.

Awards:

BattleLore was my pick as the best board game of 2006. Mystery of the Abbey was my pick as the #6 board game of 2003. Shadows Over Camelot won a special Spiel des Jahres award in 2006 as best fantasy game and was my pick as the best board game of 2005. Ticket to Ride won the 2004 Spiel des Jahres and was my pick as the best game of 2004. Ticket to Ride Card Game was my pick as the #2 card game of 2008.

Affiliations:

Days of Wonder occasionally partners with other publishers. In 2008, Days of Wonder sold the rights to BattleLore to Fantasy Flight Games. Also in 2008, DoW published a version of North Star Games' Wits and Wagers in Europe known as Gambit 7.

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