Thursday, February 27, 2020

#9: Ticket to Ride (Mark's Top 50 - 2020)

Ticket to Ride 
  • rank: 156
  • rating: 7.44
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • Gorgeous production coupled with easy gameplay... a classic theme (trains!) coupled with a classic Rummy set-collection mechanic... just as playable with 2 as it is with 5.
Tips & Tricks:
  • Playing with 3 or 5 players is MUCH more cutthroat than playing with 2 or 4, due to how crowded the board can become.
  • There are a number of expansions & stand-alone versions of the game. I'm partial to the 1910 card expansion - as well as...
    • the Legendary Asia/Team Asia box
    • the Switzerland/India box
    • the Pennsylvania/United Kingdom box
  • I have played a number of other versions/variants... while I really enjoy the small versions (New York/London), I didn't think that Heart of Africa or France were necessary expansions.
  • The iOS app for the game is tremendous!
  • Most importantly, this is an excellent "gateway" game for non-gamers.

No comments: