Amazon's Alexa now plays Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride (2004) by Alan Moon is arguably one of the most popular board games of the modern era. In this Spiel des Jahres winner, players collect colored cards to place train pieces across the board, connecting cities to score points. This classic has consistently sat in the top 150 games on BoardGameGeek, and its popularity is further proven by the more than 60,000 user ratings.
Days of Wonder has just announced a partnership with Amazon, allowing their personal voice assistant Alexa to play either Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe. The “official Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride” can act as a moderator, guiding players on the setup and rules of the game, as well as keeping score. Alexa can join the game as another player. In addition, Alexa will add thematic background music and sound effects to the game. For more information on this free Alexa program, check out Days of Wonder’s press release here.