It is hard to believe the massively popular Ticket to Ride board game has been delighting millions for more than a decade now. This Anniversary Edition special Ticket to Ride includes upgrades and extras that celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary. Redesigned and improved, this version of the classic original delivers not only the standard game, but also the 1910 Expansion Pack. While game play is the same, some components are different and there are lots of unique extras, so let’s take a closer look to see exactly what train and board game lovers can expect.
Is the Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition a Smart Buy?
This is definitely going to be on birthday and Christmas wish lists of Ticket to Ride fans. At the same time educational and enjoyable, the train-centered board game has also been highly regarded by critics and industry analysts. Debuting in 2004, Ticket to Ride has claimed no less than 23 substantial international Game of the Year and Best Family Game awards.
Recommended for ages 8 through adult, the game usually takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour to play through. But learning game play is instant and easy. This is a must-have for strategic and tactical game players, and railroad historians and collectors.
As part of this limited production collectible, the Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition includes an oversized game box with a brand-new cover design. You also benefit from a larger and more detailed US board map with the same classic US railway routes that are found in the original game.
You receive 5 individual sets of detailed and customized plastic trains, 1 for each player. Each individual set features a specific type of train car modeled on popular toy trains of long ago. This makes these toy train sets true collectibles in and of themself, and they come in heavy-duty tin train storage boxes.
Also included are 110 train cards as well as 69 destination tickets. As mentioned earlier, game play is the same, and is quick to pick up for new players. However, with the new illustrations and design, the 50% oversized map, 5 tin collector storage boxes and new custom trains, this is a definite upgrade over previous Ticket to Ride releases.
Whether you are a current Ticket to Ride board game owner or simply a railroad and railway buff, this marvelous, limited-edition collectible deserves serious consideration. The train sets and storage tins are standalone collectibles, the larger map size makes for easier play, and the same quick moving game play enjoyed by millions has returned.