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Ticket to Ride [Download]

by Days of Wonder See the Amazon Page for this brand
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) 4 answered questions

Price: $9.99
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Platform: PC Download
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  • 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

Product Details

Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B00AU80ZSY
  • Release Date: May 24, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,666 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download

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.

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System Requirements
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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
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Board Game. Mediocre PC Game Adaption. February 26, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download
Ticket to Ride is an excellent, original board game. This PC game is an adaption of the board game to be played on your computer. The rules, and overall gameplay are identical to the original board game, but PC version falls short of perfection.
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.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Needs Polishing, Pushes In-Game Purchases March 3, 2013
By Eric
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I picked up this game for $2.24 during a sale and boy have I gotten my money's worth. I was hesitant to pick it up, since the board game never appealed to me after watching gameplay videos. I think that buying the PC version has convinced me to get the board game though, now that I am familiar with the rules and mechanics.

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).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a fun game! February 17, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Fun and engaging! The computer version is a great way to learn how to play the boardgame, haha. It'd be even more fun if there was some way to save your overall score (e.g. a ranking, etc.) but since it's such a luck-based game, I suppose it wouldn't be quite fair, anyhow. But funfunfun! Doesn't get old that fast, and a game you'd return to once in a while even afterwards. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My family and I love it. January 27, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
The best game ever
It takes about an hour to play a game.
Good wholesome fun for the entire family!
God Bless
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Great game. Easy to learn. Simple rules. Quick rounds, so easy to play on limited time. A full game can be played in 10-15 minutes versus the AI. Nice variety of maps through DLC.

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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Ticket to Ride delivers the fun! A nice alternative to the board game.
Published 13 days ago by Book lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game!
Fun game! I've played the board game with my nephews and can practice with this online version
Published 1 month ago by E. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
If you love this game, you will become addicted to it. You've been warned.
Published 4 months ago by Taylor Jacobson
3.0 out of 5 stars Good if you are able to install it
Well that was a waste of $10 :(

update: finally was able to get it installed on a different computer and the game works well. Read more
Published 5 months ago by T. K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent game for both family and individually!
Published 8 months ago by Outerspaceboy
3.0 out of 5 stars Down with Steam
Ticket to Ride is a great game. This implementation is terrible. The graphics are lousy and the use of Steam will drive you nuts. Read more
Published 9 months ago by BillB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's more fun with a group of people but is still great fun to play.
Published 10 months ago by James,R
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful when using Steam Power.
I already had Steam downloaded on my computer, so didn't have any problem getting this program to work just like it is intended. Have spent many hours playing this game.
Published 10 months ago by weather wise
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Game.
We love the board game, but when no one is available to play, this is
a lot of fun! I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again!
Published 13 months ago by Nora K. Long
4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe not as fun as the board game, but it's the next best thing
Having owned the board game, I got this in all hopes it'd be a personal, portable version. In most respects it is, but the voices that seem to constantly tell you what to do can... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Tabby
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