Posts Tagged ‘Ticket to Ride’


Coming Soon: Ticket to Ride – Alvin & Dexter Expansion

Not sure this is real or a hoax (Update: It's real!), but what if you added monsters to the world of Ticket to Ride? Either the folks at Days of Wonder have a screw loose or this idea for this "Alvin & Dexter" expansion might actually be brilliant!

Ticket to Ride - Alvin & Dexter Expansion

Ticket to Ride - Alvin & Dexter Expansion

A forum user at discovered this product being listed on Japanese site, an online retailer for miniature figures. If this does play out to be a real expansion, it's quite an unexpected twist for the TtR world created by Days of Wonder. However, given that I'm a huge fan of the series, any expansion is welcomed these days. :)

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Steve vs. Amy in "Ticket to Ride"

As we have well-documented here on the blog, we're big fans of the Ticket to Ride boardgame series. At the beginning of the summer, Amy & I started keeping track of our matchups by writing the scores on our guest bathroom wall. It features chalkboard paint so we're literally updating a scoreboard when a game is completed.

We recently got to the bottom of the first "column" of scores and I thought it would be fun to share the results with everyone who may be interested in our gaming habits.

Steve vs. Amy: Game Results

For the record, in head-to-head matchups, I've won 6 games and Amy has won 8!


Thoughts on "Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 Expansion"

I've previously written about our positive experiences with the boardgame Ticket to Ride (released 2004), as well as its first official expansion, Mystery Train (released 2004). Now we'd like to talk about the USA 1910 Expansion. In short, if you own the original Ticket to Ride game, then you MUST pick up the USA 1910 Expansion (released 2006). It's that simple.

USA 1910 expansion was introduced in 2006

Why is this a requirement? Because compared to any other enhancement to the game, the USA 1910 Expansion not only "fixes" some of the game's perceived flaws, but also adds entirely new life and strategy to the base game… not bad for the $15 retail price!

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Thoughts on "Ticket to Ride: Mystery Train Expansion"

As Amy & I mentioned back in August, we recently purchased Ticket to Ride, a boardgame for 2-5 players that involves building collections of train routes on maps. (Not familiar to Ticket to Ride? Learn more via the official website!)

Mystery Train expansion was introduced in 2004

The game won the 2004 Spiel des Jahres, which is somewhat like the Academy Award-equivalent for boardgames. That same year, the first expansion for the game, Mystery Train, was released.

The expansion was originally available for free at game trade shows and via magazine inserts. The maker of Ticket to Ride, Days of Wonder, also sold it for a short time via their website. Eventually the expansion went out-of-print, but then was made available as a PDF download on their website. I printed my set on some card stock and it has worked out well.

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Ticket to Ride, Toys R Us, and Gift Card Evil

Looking for new games to play with just 2 players (unfortunately Clue requires 3), Amy & I have recently been enthralled with the boardgame Ticket to Ride. Thankfully, some friends have shared this game with us and we're hooked. Thus, it was time for us to pick up our own copy.

Amy displays our hard-fought Ticket to Ride game

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