All aboard if you’ve got a ticket to ride. This is a classic and well known board game where players are attempting to create train routes in order to win. This is a favorite of mine as a real physical game, so it’s great to have a modern digital counterpart.
With this release you get the core board, with the option to buy the many extra routes that cover vast portions of the world. With this particular review I’m focusing on just the regular board as that’s what comes with the core digital package. This is well produced, it looks authentic and simulates everything well.
You get to choose how many players are present, and then just play it. It doesn’t necessarily expand the concept in any way, but you get the experience you might be familiar with here. There’s also a tutorial if that’s needed for learning how to play this, but it’s fairly simple to understand.
This is a simplistic title in regards to your interactions with it. You’ll be gathering train cards, creating routes and attempting to finish set route cards. Everything you do will factor into the points you earn and therefore determine whether or not you win the match. The lengths of the matches vary based on the players involved, as you can set how many AI are present. It’s got a really clear, clean interface that portrays the board very well.
This looks authentic to the regular board game and that’s great for fans of it. It felt like a regular match against others, and it was neat to see the board develop with trains over time. It doesn’t go beyond the initial setup of being the board game, but I didn’t really expect it to. Often times digital depictions of these games go animated and it’s weird when they do.
Ticket to Ride is a perfectly fine conversion of the classic board game while not really doing anything else with the concept. This game is packed with extra iterations of the game, but they’re all paid for DLC and you just get the main board with your purchase.
It’s a case of buying the hub, and then going from there for what you’d like to play afterwards. It handles well, is authentic to the regular game and I’m not sure what else I was expecting in this one. It hits the mark, but doesn’t do anything beyond that being a generally solid rendition for one of my favorite board games.
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