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Digital Board Games Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne Free on Epic Games Store

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This week, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, you can get two excellent digital board game adaptations for free on the Epic Games Store: Ticket to Ride, and Carcassonne: The Official Board Game.

“We leverage our board game DNA, combined with our specific digital expertise to immerse players into amazing stories. Combining the two most thriving categories of entertainment, board and video games, our titles are intellectually rewarding, driven by player choices and set in awe-inspiring universes,” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO, Asmodee Digital. “Because we love to play, craft and publish these kinds of games, we aim to get more and more people on board with our passion. That’s why we’re so excited by our partnership with the Epic Games Store as it enables us to introduce new audiences to the genres we love. For the launch we have selected major iconic digital board game adaptations, offering a premium experience for free.”

To nab the free games, you’ll need go login with your Epic Games account. Then simply scroll down on the store page to the Free Games section. Both games also feature optional paid DLC.

In Ticket to Ride, players take turns drawing train tickets to complete their destination goals, forming routes along the US map. It’s considered a popular gateway game with its simple gameplay and family-friendly theme. You can play single player with bots, or multiplayer online and locally.

Carcassonne is the original tile-laying game where players collectively build up a French countryside, using their meeples to score points off of completed roads, cities, and monasteries. Carcassonne also features single player as well as local and online multiplayer.

The press release also announced Pandemic: The Board Game as a third offering, but it has since been removed, and can no longer be found on the Epic Games Store at all.

The Asmodee Digital version of Carcassonne is also available on Steam PC, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Ticket to Ride is available on iOs, Android, Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Save on Digital Board Games with Asmodee Steam Sale

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Asmodee Digital is running its first Publisher Weekend Sale on Steam. The Steam sale features discounts on some for the most popular digital board games, up to 75% off. The sale ends Monday, September 30.

“We leverage our board game DNA, combined with our specific digital expertise to immerse players into amazing stories. Combining the two most thriving categories of entertainment, board and video games, our titles are intellectually rewarding, driven by player choices and set in awe-inspiring universes,” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO, Asmodee Digital. “This unique know-how allows us to implement our long-term vision, geared towards the genres that share core gameplay, design roots and universes with our board game legacy: RPGs, strategy, card and narrative-driven games. We aim at steadily expanding a consistent line-up of premium titles focused on these genres and universes. Because we love to play, craft and publish these kind of games, we aim to get more and more people, partners and players alike on board.”

The sale includes several big board games such as Carcassonne (60% off) and its expansions (40% off), all versions of Ticket to Ride (40-60% off), Scythe (60% off), and Small World 2 (75% off). The most recent Asmodee Digital release, Gloomhaven, is still in Early Access, and only features a 10% discount.

This week Gloomhaven received its next major content addition, adding a fifth playable mercenary, the Tinkerer, and several desired gameplay tweaks.

Asmodee, based in France, is the second-largest publisher of board games behind Hasbro. The Asmodee Steam Sale ends September 30.