Classic boardgame Ticket to Ride hits iPad

Multiplayer supports Macs, PCs

The classic boardgame Ticket to Ride has today been released for the iPad. Players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities, with longer routes meaning more points. The iPad app uses the original game's artwork, and supports both AI opponents and multiplayer. Humans opponents can be using iPads, Macs or PCs.

A North American map is provided by default. Through in-app purchases, people can further download European, Swiss and USA 1910 boards. The game also includes video and in-game tutorials, and a Hall of Fame that works both on- and offline.

Ticket to Ride runs on iPads with iOS 4.2 or better. The base app costs $7; the expansions are $1 each for this week only.

  1. testudo 05/18, 05:58pm

    Must be a classic. I've never heard of it.

  1. tindrum 05/18, 10:50pm

    What percent of these games, testudo, have you heard of?
    Settlers of Catan
    Power Grid
    Galaxy Truckers

    I threw some easy ones in there so your answer wouldn't be 0%. Just because you haven't heard of it does not mean it's not wildly popular among the crowd that doesn't exclusively buy their board games at Target and Toys 'R' Us.

    And I'm not anywhere near a hardcore board-gamer. This list could be easily expanded to include many games about which I don't know.

    Ticket to Ride is a very popular board game, and it's nice to see it's on the iPad.

  1. broohaha22 05/19, 12:17am

    I, too, didn't know about this game until I was shopping for a gift for my niece last year and this came highly recommended. I then read up on it and learned how ridiculously popular it is in the world of German-style board games. Every board gamer I talked to had many great things to say about this game. My niece got it; and she loved it.

  1. CarlRJ 05/19, 12:46am

    Quoting Wikipedia about the original Ticket to Ride board game:
    "Ticket to Ride is a railway-themed German-style board game designed by Alan R. Moon and published in 2004 by Days of Wonder."
    "The game won the 2004 Spiel des Jahres, the Origins Award for Best Board Game of 2004 and the 2005 Diana Jones award and As d'Or, and came 2nd in the Schweizer Spielepreis for Family Games. Ticket to Ride: Europe won the 2005 International Gamers Award. As of August 2008, over 750,000 copies of the game have been sold according to the publisher."

    "German-style board games" have become quite popular, with good reason. Other favorites available on your iPhone/iPad include "Settlers of Catan" and "Carcassonne", and soon we will see the arrival of "Puerto Rico".

  1. testudo 05/19, 04:24pm

    The first four, so 44%.

  1. testudo 05/19, 04:27pm

    Sorry people, but I guess I use words differently than you. According to CarlRJ, Ticket to Ride was released in 2004.

    You cannot call anything a 'classic' that is a mere 6 years old! That'd be like calling a 2005 Honda Civic a 'classic car'.

  1. broohaha22 05/19, 06:15pm

    a. Belonging to the highest rank or class.
    b. Serving as the established model or standard: a classic example of colonial architecture.
    c. Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.

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