Halloween is upon us. How do I know? Because I’m sitting here eating candy corn as I write this. That’s what we in the business like to call science. If you’re not fortunate enough to be consuming the season’s best sugary treat, however, don’t worry. It can still be Halloween for you too, thanks to this week’s Gamezebo Giveaway. So lean in real’ close while I tell you all about the scarily awesome free stuff we’ve wrangled for you. 

We’ve partnered with the skeleton crew at developer Days of Wonder to celebrate the upcoming howliday season, and mark the release of a ghoulish update to their digital board game Ticket to Ride. If you haven’t played it yet, you’ve made a grave mistake, and should shamble your way over to the App Store to download it right now. In brief, it’s a “second to none” translation of one of the decade’s best board games that has you competing to craft the most thriving railway possible. On that note, competing is exactly what you’ll be doing in this week’s contest!

As part of the update, Days of Wonder has introduced a haunted train station that carries with it ghost and pumkpin trains, as well as two mysterious new achievements: “Ghost Catcher” & “Pumpkin Master.” Both are shrouded in mystery, and it suffices to say that no one is coffin up any clues about where they are. With that said, the necessary rituals have been performed to ensure that three exclusive prizes have been set aside for the three Gamezebo readers smart enough to unearth them first. 


If you’re one of the brave souls still reading, here’s the crucial info: once you’ve found and unlocked the two new achievements, send an e-mail to ghosts@daysofwonder.com with the subject heading “Gamezebo Halloween Achievements Contest,” and attach screenshot proof of your otherworldly skills. If you’re one of the first three to make contact with the other side, you’ll win a limited edition “Halloween Freighter” Train & Station set for the physical Ticket to Ride board game! The seasonal set includes pumpkin trains and unique orange station buildings, and is the perfect addition to any board game owner’s collection. Haven’t discovered the game in real life either? This is the perfect excuse to pick up a copy, and howl with laughter as your friends tell you how jealous they are. 

So, what are you waiting for!? The spirits don’t take kindly to stragglers.