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Ticket to Ride (iOs) Review

 
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At a Glance...
 

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Final Score
8.0
8/ 10


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A fun, family appropriate game to enjoy with friends or on your own.

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Probably too difficult for the pre-readers in the family.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Aaaaaall aboooooard! Fans of the railroad themed board game can finally take their Ticket to Ride addiction on the go, with the release of the mobile version of the game that stays true to the main ideas of the original. With options for online, local, and a single player campaign, you’ll get hours of route […]

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Posted January 19, 2016 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Aaaaaall aboooooard!

Fans of the railroad themed board game can finally take their Ticket to Ride addiction on the go, with the release of the mobile version of the game that stays true to the main ideas of the original. With options for online, local, and a single player campaign, you’ll get hours of route building fun for your money.

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For those unfamiliar with the board game, Ticket to Ride is based on creating train route across the country. When you begin the game, both you and your opponent will be given the opportunity to choose tickets. Each of these tickets portrays a certain route across the country, as well as a value. If you are able to complete the route before the end of the game, you are given the value of the ticket – but if you don’t complete it, you will lose that value. This adds quite a bit of strategy to the game, as you must decide to take more tickets and accept the risk of perhaps not finishing them, or take less tickets but also earn less points. However you decide to play, your opponent will be making their own decisions, providing plenty of challenge as you try to work the system to your advantage.

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Your main goal in the game is to complete train routes. To do this, you collect cards each round. These cards come in a variety of different colors, as well as rainbow wild cards that can be used as any color. The game board is covered in a variety of dotted line paths, which connect each of the cities on the map. These lines are either a specific color or plain, and they contain specific numbers of dots. For instance, between two cities there might be three pink dots, or five yellow. You need to collect enough cards of the correct color to fill in the route in order to claim it. The plain routes can be claimed with any color cards – but they must all be the same, and in the correct number.

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As you work your way around the map, hopefully collecting a number of different routes, your opponent will be doing the same. When the game ends, the winner is decided based on who got the most points, with bonuses added for completing your tickets as well as things like the longest continuous route. It’s great fun, and completely suitable for players of all ages, which can be tough to find. Whether you’re a fan of the board game or completely new to the idea, Ticket To Ride is a fun option for board game enthusiasts.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)