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This is a must-have expansion!
on December 30, 2013
If you love the base Ticket To Ride game as much as my family does, you'll love this expansion even more! My review assumes you have an understanding of the base game.
Summary of the biggest benefits of adding the 1910 Expansion:
- It replaces all of the base cards with standard-format cards (routes and trains). These are MUCH easier to shuffle, handle, and read.
- It adds a lot of new routes and evens out the scoring around the map. With the base game, it seemed there was a bias of high route points near the north part of the map, meaning if you got those routes you were pretty sure to win.
- There's a new 15-point bonus card for the player that completes the most routes. Without this card I found myself trying to achieve the longest train 10-point bonus at any cost. This new card makes you think more strategically about your routes and more likely to draw new routes during play.
- Some route cards are marked "Big Cities", allowing you to play an alternate game only using routes between... well, "big cities".
In my opinion, this is how the base game should be played. It would be nice to see the publisher update the base version to include this expansion someday, but then they would obviously lose the upgrade sales. :)