By Todd Martens
Table-top games, once overshadowed by video games, are drawing people who want more social forms of entertainment. Still, it’s a tough business for publishers.
Blockbuster board games are unusual, but Days of Wonder has one in its Ticket to Ride.
The already-classic cardboard game, in which players strategize over how to build the best railway routes, was released in 2004 and has worldwide sales of “several hundred thousand units per year,” said Eric Hautemont, co-founder of the Los Altos, Calif., game company.
That places it in the forefront of a blossoming independent game world, in which new titles such as monster bonanza King of Tokyo and kingdom-building game Dominion are fighting to join traditional classics such as Monopoly and Sorry…...
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