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  • Summary: THE BEST-SELLING BOARD GAME NOW PLAYABLE ON THE IPAD*** This week only - Three for $3 Launch Special - All 3 expansions 99¢ each! ***Elegantly simple… 3 minutes to learn… tension building at every turn – definitely NOT your Father's train game!*** Winner of over 20 International Game Awards, including the prestigious German Spiel des Jahres****** Over 23,000,000 games played Online already – Don’t wait to climb aboard this fabulous train ride! ***"This has to be one of the most addicting little games since Bejeweled.” -Bruce Geryk, Computer Gaming WorldBy the makers of Small World for iPad, winner of the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011 for Best iPad Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year!The best Online adaptation yet of Days of Wonder’s best-selling train game, Ticket to Ride features:- Alan R. Moon’s official Ticket to Ride maps with original artwork- Game Center and Days of Wonder Online support for Online Play against other iPad, Mac and PC gamers-An unparalleled online player community with tens of thousands of live opponents willing and ready to play 24/7!- Solo play against up to 4 AI players- Additional maps of Europe, Switzerland and USA 1910 available as in-game purchases- Terrific iPad video tutorial with voice acting for quick and easy learning- Detailed, interactive turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial- Contextual in-game Conductor’s Notes (web-based rules) to help you master all the maps- Grand Central Station, a fully-animated and colorful experience to discover the world of Ticket to Ride- Online and offline Hall of Fame Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 12, 2011
    100
    Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder, Inc. is a fantastically detailed adaptation of the board game, and is quite simply a joy to play.
  2. May 23, 2011
    100
    Taken as a whole, Ticket to Ride represents one of the very best (if not THE best) translations of a board game to the iPad. Every element works and works well, and the game is seriously engaging and addictive.
  3. Jul 8, 2011
    100
    There's nothing quite like an old-fashioned board game, but games like this are breathing new life into the iPad.
  4. May 21, 2011
    90
    If it wasn't for the lack of local multiplayer, Ticket to Ride would easily take the crown of best iOS board game from Carcassonne. Without it though, Ticket to Ride drops from brilliantly perfect to only damned-near brilliantly perfect.
  5. Jun 1, 2011
    90
    Ticket to Ride is a sharp game that has all the charm of the board game minus a lot of mess. It is as challenging as you can make it and rarely unsatisfying.
  6. May 25, 2011
    90
    A fantastic adaptation of an excellent boardgame, and a must-buy for strategy fans.
  7. Jun 17, 2011
    80
    Ticket to Ride is the first time I've enjoyed playing with trains in 20 years. Should it have more content and a local play mode for the $6.99 asking price? I think so. Could it use a bit more in regards to social features and chat? Certainly! But that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a highly polished, and highly entertaining board game experience that will keep you coming back whenever you have 20-30 minutes to spare, and possibly even tempt you spend a few more bucks on it's add-ons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 3, 2011
    10
    The iPad iteration not only retains all of the gameplay that made the board game so great, but it does so with a gorgeous presentation and intuitive controls. The beautiful maps have all been delicately reproduced here, alongside the card art and the general feel of the game. Characters that had previously only appeared in instruction manuals or on the box are brought to life as avatars and menu characters. The music and sound effects are a perfect match for whatâ Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    "Ticket to Ride" is a rather simple strategy game but it has a great theme that makes you coming back again and again. The presentation is top notch and the AI provides a decent challenge that allows you to learn the rules and to try out different strategies.

    Once you are done with the AI you want to play against other humans. The multiplayer implementation works like a charm and even provides an online ranking. Highly recommended!

    In the meantime I have bought the boardgame to play with the family.
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  3. Jul 11, 2011
    10
    The most recent update added pass to play which is the only complaint I have heard about the game. I went through several games last night and the implementation is flawless. The game includes a great video tutorial and in game tips in your first game. Also you can play a single player round of the game in 10 or 15 minutes! Expand
  4. May 18, 2012
    10
    Incredibly well-polished implementation of a great board game. I actually find this to be more fun than the board game itself since you avoid all the setup time. My wife and I played this a ton while traveling in Europe by train ;) Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2011
    9
    The game is great, but the first version lacked local multiplayer. Now that they've added that, it's even better. I can't say it's perfect, but it's great, for sure. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2013
    5
    One nice thing about this game is that there's enough complexity to give you multiple ways to beat it but it's also very quick to pick up. The main problem I had with this game is that there is no difficulty setting on single player. You can go online, which I guess is what most people do. Maybe I'm just overly pessimistic. Expand

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