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A Great Addition for Ticket to Ride
on November 18, 2014
I'm a big fan of Ticket to Ride, so buying an expansion was an easy decision. There are a lot of things to like about this expansion.
First, the new destination cards. The new destination cards fill in the gaps from the original game. There were some cities on the North American board that did not have many destinations to them. The new destination cards fill in those gaps, giving you an opportunity to amass more points and build to different cities.
Second, you get all the old destination cards and train cards in regular playing card size. The small cards of the original game could become difficult to hold or even see. That is remedied by this expansion as you get all those original cards with the expansion, but in a regular playing card size.
The last addition is the bonus cards for most destinations completed. The original game came with a bonus card for longest train. The expansion includes that bonus, but also another that gives you 15 extra points for the person who has the most destination tickets completed at the end of the game. If you get stuck building on the East Coast, this bonus card can help offset the small point totals you get for those destinations.
Overall, this expansion is worth it for anyone who enjoys the North American version of Ticket to Ride. It adds a couple different ways to play the game, new destinations and as a result new strategies.