Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride

All aboard for a great rendition of a classic boardgame

Ticket To Ride is an engaging and rewarding boardgame in which two to five players compete to lay down pieces of railway track and secure routes across the US. It might not be as well known as Monopoly or Scrabble, but this is a game that’s well loved by boardgame aficionados, and now takes its place on the iPad alongside other niche but extremely playable games like Carcassonne and Samurai.

Ticket To Ride can seem overwhelming at first, but the iPad edition does a great job of easing new players in. There’s an introductory video to get you started, a tutorial, an extensive in-game manual, and a constant stream of reminders.

Those who are familiar with the original will find that it’s been translated to iPad brilliantly. Every part of the game has been arranged clearly, making it easy to get started. The controls are intuitive, and the online play – whether through Game Center or the developer’s own system – is so smooth it’s like you’re playing someone in the same room.

Rated 5 out of 5

If you love boardgames, then this is essential. A brilliant game given the treatment it deserves.