Board game publishers Asmodee and Days of Wonder have announced a limited edition expansion to Ticket to Ride that supports breast cancer awareness and research. Ticket to Ride: Play Pink includes a set of pink trains for one of the best family board games ever made. All profit from the sales of this special expansion will to go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Play Pink will be available through the Asmodee website in October for, which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Only 80,000 copies will be produced for this limited edition expansion, at a $5 price tag. Asmodee has committed to a nonprofit approach, donating $2 for each set sold to BCRF (the rest of the cost covers logistics and production).
“As a major player in the games and entertainment industry, we believe it is our duty to lead the way and help important causes like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,” said Stéphane Carville, CEO, Asmodee. “We know how board games can bring families together in difficult times, and we hope that players all across the world will support breast cancer research by playing Ticket to Ride with this exclusive new set”
Ticket to Ride has been around for over a decade and a half. Players take turns drawing cards and placing their trains along different routes around the real-world map of early 20th century United States, scoring points for completing destination tickets. Over a dozen different versions has released in the years since, including Ticket to Ride Europe, Germany, and Asia, as well as smaller city maps such as London and New York. The Play Pink expansion includes trains and stations, and is compatible with all Ticket to Ride games.
Ticket to Ride is also available digitally on PC, consoles, and mobile devices. The Play Pink expansion will ship in October.