Ticket to Ride [Download]
Note: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
- Turn-based, Strategy Train Game that takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master
- Online play in a vast and ever growing community of players from around the world always ready for a game (or two, or three...), 24/7
- Solo play against up to 4 AI players
- Terrific video tutorial with voice acting for quick and easy learning, and detailed, interactive turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial make it a breeze to learn
- Additional maps of Europe, Switzerland, Legendary Asia and USA 1910 available as DLCs
- SteamPlay on Mac and PC. Seamless integration with Steam: no sign-up, use your Steam ID directly to play online
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Based on Days of Wonder’s best-selling board game, Ticket to Ride is a terrific turn-based, strategy game inviting you on a cross-country train adventure across the USA.
Collect and play train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities listed on your Destination Tickets. The longer your routes, the more points you'll earn! But be careful not to find yourself blocked off by your opponents, as each unfulfilled Destination Ticket will cost you dearly!
With over 30 million games played and a new game starting every few seconds, Ticket to Ride is the fast and friendly way to enjoy this classic, award-winning board game.
Requires Steam Client to activate.
|OS:||Win 7, Vista and XP|
|Processor:||Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better|
|Hard Drive:||250 MB|
|Video Card:||Open GL 1.4 or higher|
Platform: PC Download
Top Customer Reviews
Most people who buy this game will have already played and be familiar with the Ticket to Ride board game, so I will focus my review on the PC-version experience.
+No setup or put-away time; you can be playing in seconds. Gameplay moves pretty quickly too. I finished my first game in about 10 minutes.
+Many expansions and map variants are available, the same as with the Ticket to Ride board games.
+Counting cards, trains, score, and ticket completion status are all done and tracked for you.
+Cities contained within your set of destination cards are highlighted green so it's super-easy to tell which cities you need to work towards.
+Solo and Online Multiplayer can be played with 2 to 5 players, plus an online ELO ranking system like Chess.
+The original board-game experience is preserved and the game is still great fun to play.
-The 1910 expansion is not included. This is a vital expansion to the overall "completeness" of the game, not just a optional variant like a map. I really believe the 1910 expansion should have been included with the game. Other board variants can be purchased for ~$5, including Europe, Swiss, and Asia.
-The interface needs much improvement. The developers were going for an "artsy" feel and it just made it unintuitive and difficult to navigate.
-There is no option for borderless full-screen play. In fact, there are no resolution or video options whatsoever. The game launches in windowed mode, which appears to be about 1200x800 resolution.Read more ›
In Ticket to Ride you are trying to score the most points by completing tracks between cities that you have been assigned. Sometimes other players will block your path, or you won't be able to draw the cards that you need to make the most direct path, making it challenging to complete your routes.
The major benefit of playing this game on a PC is that you can play very fast moving games against both the computer and other players via their online competitive mode. Having your computer tally up the score at the end of the round is quick and easy, which is something that I don't look forward to trying to do manually with the board game.
There are some areas of the game that need some polish. For example, when you join a Multiplayer game it needs to explain that you are waiting on enough players. Otherwise you are left confused as to why you can't click on the button to start the game. Another bug that I experienced stopped me from joining or creating maps after changing my username, which was fixed after a game restart.
Another downside is that you are pressured into buying additional maps. The standard game comes with only one playboard, with new maps costing roughly $2-5. I'd much rather buy a game packaged with all available maps at once, rather than make multiple in-game purchases to get the complete game. I am heavily against in-game purchases (including expansion maps).
Originally the AI seemed balanced, maybe a little on the easy side. I would win most, lose a few (usually because I gamble on extra tickets). A recent update increased the AI difficulty. It's still not hard to win, but it's much closer now. The AI will stop you from trying to collect too many routes by ending the game as quickly as possible. They also try new strategies. One round, the AI didn't bother with routes and just went for the high-value 5- or 6-piece tracks. They also have a higher tendency now to lay down random 1- or 2-piece tracks early on to block some paths (even if they don't have a corresponding route sometimes).
Online gameplay is easy and smooth. I haven't played many online matches, but it seems like a solid system for those interested in that. I have played hot seat on Windows 8 laptop with a friend. Touch screen worked perfectly.
There is nothing negative to say about this game.
The problems with the game like mostly in the interface. Games tend to get bogged down because of the fact that things that you'd want to do aren't immediately apparent or available. You do have to go hunting through the clunky interface to do things. It's kinda unfortunate, because the core game is there, but navigating your options is a bit of a pain.
So it's a bit slower paced than the physical version is for that very reason. When you learn to play around it, it's not a real issues. But it's one that shouldn't be an issue, and one that I wish could be fixed. And if not fixed, at least have a few other interface options available for people if they don't like the one they are given. At least something to keep the pace of the game up.
Also, there's no resolution options. Game runs in a window with no ability to go full screen. Also not really that much of a problem, but options are always nice for people with higher resolution displays.
The core game us still fun, and it should be mentioned that the online play works pretty well. I have managed to play a couple rounds with other people with only a few minor latency hiccups. Certainly not enough to get in the way of the board game.
For under $10, it's a fine digital representation of the real board game. And its still fun to play in spite of handful of annoyances. I just wish said annoyances were addressed to a one degree, then this game would be almost perfect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I 'm not much of a "Gamer" but this was fun, playing with friends.Published 12 days ago by J.Morris
This game requires a program download call Steam which doesn't work on Windows 10 so I couldn't use this gamePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love the board game. I play this digital version with the computer, which is great because I choose just one other player, and don't get blocked so much. Read morePublished 7 months ago by sgsf
Ticket to Ride delivers the fun! A nice alternative to the board game.Published 9 months ago by Book lover
Fun game! I've played the board game with my nephews and can practice with this online versionPublished 10 months ago by E. Moore
If you love this game, you will become addicted to it. You've been warned.Published 13 months ago by Taylor Jacobson