Days of Wonder has announced plans to release Ticket to Ride: New York. The new release is a stand alone Ticket to Ride game and features a shortened version of the game using taxis instead of trains.
Welcome to the Big Apple! Enjoy the sights from Times Square to Brooklyn, and all over NYC. Admire the stunning view from the Empire State Building or take a walk through scenic Central Park!
Designed for 2 to 4 players, Ticket to Ride: New York features a much smaller map then previous Ticket to Ride games, and with fewer starting pieces the game will play in just 10 to 15 minutes.
The game features Alan Moon‘s familiar Ticket to Ride rules including scoring points for completed tickets and for connecting cities, with bonus points given for connecting popular tourist destinations. The game ends when one player has two or fewer taxis left in their supply. Starting with only 15 taxis at the beginning of the game, players will find themselves down to two and ending the game much sooner than in a traditional game of Ticket to Ride.
The game will include:
- One board map of New York City
- 60 plastic taxis
- 44 Transportation cards
- 18 Destination Ticket cards
- 1 rule leaflet
- 1 score pad
- One pencil
Ticket to Ride: New York will be released July 2018 in the U.S. exclusively through Target stores.
Ticket to Ride
Designed by Alan Moon, the original Ticket to Ride game was released in 2004 and is considered a staple entry point into the board gaming hobby. The game won the coveted Spiel des Jahres, along with many other awards including:
- 2006 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Winner
- 2006 Hra roku Winner
- 2005 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming – Winner
- 2005 Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner
- 2004 Spiel des Jahres Winner
- 2004 Origins Awards Best Board Game Winner
- 2004 Meeples’ Choice Award