Sunday, December 16, 2007

#4 Favorite Christmas Game: Ticket to Ride

I was introduced to Ticket to Ride last year—just in time to get it for Christmas. This is a strategy game where you build train lines across the game board.

Promo info: Ticket to Ride USA is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway. The object of the game is to score the highest number of total points.

There is also a Ticket to Ride Europe. (I actually like this version better because you can do tunnels.)

Promo info: From the craggy hillsides of Edinburgh to the sunlit docks of Constantinople, from the dusty alleys of Pamplona to a windswept station in Berlin, Ticket to Ride Europe takes you on an exciting train adventure through the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe.

The second installment in our best-selling Ticket to Ride series of train adventures, Ticket to Ride Europe takes you into the heart of Europe. In addition to the new board map, Ticket to Ride Europe offers you brand new game play elements including Tunnels, Ferries and Train Stations. We've also upgraded you to First-Class accommodations with larger cards, new Train Station game pieces, and a lavishly illustrated game board.

They also have some expansion packs.

Now playing on my iPod: That's What Christmas Means to Me performed by Paul Young
(This is a really cool song. I heard it for the first time on Saturday. Hope you take a minute to give it a listen.)

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