News Flash: New Ticket to Ride Expansion, Gen Con Recaps

Ticket to Ride: France

Ticket to Ride: France
Days of Wonder has announced the next game in the Ticket to Ride series. "This expansion will challenge the players’ existing habits, as this time, before claiming a route, you will need to build the tracks and choose their colors."
Source: http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2017/08/22/9070/

Gen Con Wrap-Ups
Several websites have posted up highlights from this year’s Gen Con.
Sources: https://geekdad.com/2017/08/gen-con-wrap-up/
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/08/gen-con-2017-the-best-games-and-more.html
http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/2017/08/19/11-gen-con-games-for-non-gamers/583178001/
https://www.boardgamequest.com/gen-con-2017-recap/

Sundae Split Coming in November
Renegade Games has announced a new ice-cream themed card game. "In Sundae Split, players try to build the best ice cream sundae from the ingredients at hand. Get just the right mix of toppings and flavors, but avoid the vegetables! At the end, each sundae will be scored and the player who made the best sundae wins the game."
Source: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2017/8/23/sundae-split-releases-in-november

Restoration Games Announces Next Project
Restoration Game Studios has announced that the next retro game they'll be bringing back is Fireball Island. "First published in 1986 by Milton-Bradley, the game is remembered for its highly kinetic action and unique production."
Source: http://restorationgames.com/fireball-island/

Vacations Added to The Game of Life
The Game of Life and TripAdvisor have teamed up to include new vacation cards to the classic board game. "The Game of Life game’s new vacation card options includes a ski trip, a beach day in Punta Cana, hiking the Great Wall of China, and visiting the Eiffel Tower."
Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170823005303/en/GAME-LIFE-Game-Teams-TripAdvisor-Add-Vacations

Four Card Games for the Improv Fan
Geek and Sundry recommends four card games that require you to think on your feet. “Here are some other card games that strengthen everybody’s improv muscles.”
Source: http://geekandsundry.com/4-card-games-that-make-you-think-on-your-feet/

Reviews
Bob Ross: Art of Chill (Geek and Sundry): “The game didn’t take itself too seriously and it allowed us to keep things close with the occasional lead change.”
Source: http://geekandsundry.com/a-dual-perspective-overview-of-bob-ross-art-of-chill/

Herbaceous (Board Game Quest): “Herbaceous is a tense, push your luck card game that can be played within 15-20 minutes, even at the higher player count.
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/herbaceous-review/

One Deck Dungeon (Quarter to Three): “It’s a quick and easy character leveling system, with minimal set up, minimal play time, and handfuls of dice that need lots of futzing after they’re thrown.”
Source: http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2017/06/19/little-game-one-deck-dungeon-real-handful/