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You can also read this review on our website: Ticket to Ride Europe Review

Choo Choo! Train coming through the reviews. You are seeing this correctly, we are reviewing Ticket to Ride Europe today!

Gameplay

Ticket to Ride is a game where you’ll be placing a lot of little train carts. The board consists of various cities in Europe with connections between them. At the start of the game, you’ll get 3 normal destination cards and a large one. On those cards, you’ll see between what cities you need to make a connection. The more points a card is worth the further the destination. At the start of the game, you get to choose what destination cards you keep. Usually, you’ll want to get cards that are close together and get rid of the ones that aren’t. If you don’t complete a destination card, you’ll lose points at the end of the game.

Your hand will consist of various colorful train cart cards. Whenever you want to place a train cart on the board, you’ll have to pay the number of cards equal to the number of train carts you want to place. A connection between cities can be a colored one or a non-colored one. if it’s a colored one, you need to pay it with cards of the same color. If it’s non-colored, you can pay with any color as long as it’s all the same. Completing a connection will give you points right away.

Then there are also two other types of connections. You have the ferries and the tunnels. Ferries force you to pay some connection tiles with locomotive cards. The tunnels force you to grab the top three cards of the draw pile. If any of your connections color is drawn, you’ll have to pay more cards. If you can’t, then you can’t finish the connection and you take your cards back.

Your turns consist of drawing train cart cards, playing cards to create connections and drawing new destination cards to gain even more points. The last turn begins when a player has less than three train carts left.

Our opinion
Ticket to Ride Europe is a very fun game that is easy to understand and easy to play. The game can be played with 2-5 players. We like playing it with 2 players, but we feel like the board is just too big for 2 players. The game is most fun when you have to be quick with laying down connections before other players steal the best connections between cities. With 2 players this isn’t really possible, because you are often playing away from each other and rarely meet each other on the board. Other than that, the game is very fun to play with 3-5 players. The board is perfect for that player count. All materials are top quality, the miniatures really add a lot to the feel of the game. The game also has a lot of expansions that will add new boards/mechanics to the game.

Along with the fact that the game is just good quality, there are also different strategies that you can use in the game. Larger connections give you more points, so making a detour to your destination might benefit you more in the end, but leaves you with less train carts to use.

Should you get it?
It depends a bit. If you will only be playing this with 2 players, see if you can try it out somewhere first and see how you like it. If you have a group of people and are able to consistently play with 3-5 players, then yes this game is definitely worth it. With 2 players you might be better of playing one of the smaller standalone games like New York or the expansion India which is designed for 2-4 players, but it contains a board designed for 2-3 players.

 
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Gameplay
Each player starts with an identical 10 card deck. The person who goes first gets to draw 3 cards from his/her deck. The other player(s) draw 5. A card can contain one or more of the following symbols:

Health Icon: Add the number to your total health

Combat Icon: Choose a player or their champion to deal damage to. The player has to subtract the damage from their health, if you target a champion, you have to make sure you can take them out or they will heal themselves before the next turn!

Gold Icon: Use the gold to buy more actions and champions from the market

On top of these symbols, a card can have an effect written on it. They are pretty self-explanatory.

When you played all the cards you had in your hand and used their effects, you put all the cards, except the champions, in your discard pile. The cards you bought from the market you bought also go there. You now draw 5 cards from your deck. If you don’t have 5 cards in your deck you take the cards you do have and shuffle your discard pile so it becomes your deck.

If you plan your strategy well you will take out your competition and win the game.

Our opinion
The game is easy to play and quick, which makes it very nice to play if we need to kill some time or aren’t feeling like a heavy game. The mechanics are very solid although the rules about preparing a champion can be kinda confusing as the rules don’t go into it enough.

With how the mechanics of the game work it can be difficult at times to draw what you need, or even to find something in the market. This especially happens when high-cost cards dominate the market early in the game.

But all by all, it’s an amazing game that you should definitely give it a try for the cheap price it’s selling for.

Should you get it?
If you are a fan of quick 2 player games that appeals to either casual and competitive players, then yes, go get it right now!

If you rather play this sort of game with a space theme then go check out Star Realms. We will do a review of star realms soon so stay tuned!

Trust us, you won’t go wrong with any of the 2 games.

Happy playing!
The full review can be found on our website: Hero Realms Review

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