‘Ticket to ride’ is a common gateway to Euro games for those who have previously only played classic Western family games like ‘Monopoly’, or completely unfamiliar with tabletop entertainment altogether. ‘Ticket to Ride’ (TTR)’s popularity is due to the fact that it’s family friendly, easy to explain, and fast to learn. Its re-playability is fairly high as there are different route combinations that would change players’ strategies, and a variety of expansions to mix it up. This year is TTR’s 10th year anniversary. To celebrate, an anniversary edition was released. This will be a review on just the latest edition rather than the game play.
We recently played TTR Anniversary Edition with our friends and their kids (ages 11 and 14) . I was highly impressed of the player pieces. They come in individual player tins with such intricate train tokens. For example, red was a circus train with giraffe heads poking out from the top of each freight cars, and black was transporting coal in open back carts.
The physical quality of the board was the same as the other releases but the map on the board was more colourful and detailed than its original counterpart. Additional routes were included from the 1910 USA expansion to make it more interesting.
I feel this set is a must have for TTR fans. Special editions like this are made year of their anniversary only so pick up a copy before they sell out!