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 World
By 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
It’s funny how a little time and some outside influence can really help sway your opinion. When I first played Broken Age last month and met the train conductor, I turned to my wife and shouted “LOOK! IT’S THE TICKET TO RIDE GUY!!” I was promptly told that “all train conductors look like that,” put my tail between my legs, and went back to saving the yarnpals on that runaway train.
Now, a few weeks later, former Gamezebo contributor Dan Zuccarelli has noticed the same thing.
Dan has stitched together a pretty handy comparison image that proves my original inclination right: that’s totally the same guy. Every little detail is exact, from the bag to button count to the details on his hat. The only difference is that his positioning is mirrored from his original appearance in Ticket to Ride.
Blatant rip-off, or loving homage/easter egg? I’m inclined to go with the latter. Besides, I'm still wondering why everybody in the game has Muppet noses. Read more »
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