Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Ticket To Ride Adds Giant Monsters
Alan R Moon's Ticket to Ride is one of the best board game series of the past decade. The games combine easily understood rules, quick game play, quality game components, and "gateway" game appeal. Ticket to Ride was the game that established Days of Wonder as a prominent games manufacturer -- Memoir '44 proved they were here to stay. As the years have gone by, Days of Wonder has released a number of fun alternate versions and expansions to the original game. Most of them have been strong entries, and I have enjoyed them all, but none have excited me the way that the game's next offering has.
When I saw the announcement for Ticket to Ride: Alvin and Dexter my heart jumped a little. The high concept combination of classic train game with Giant Monsters and Alien Invaders is a sniper shot into my geek heart. The game expansion should be available in February, but you can read the rules for the expansion online today.