Ticket to Ride Express: New York City 1960
Ticket to Ride: New York features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of Manhattan that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes.
10m - 15m
2 - 5 Players
Card drafting games are games in which players pick cards from a limited subset, such as a common pool, to gain some advantage (immediate or longterm) or to assemble hands of cards that are used to meet objectives within the game.
Hand management games are games with cards in them that reward players for playing the cards in certain sequences or groups. The optimal sequence/grouping may vary, depending on board position, cards held and cards played by opponents. Managing your hand means gaining the most value out of available cards under given circumstances. Cards often have multiple uses in the game, further obfuscating an "optimal" sequence.
The primary goal of a set collection mechanic is to encourage a player to collect a set of items.
Ticket to Ride as a twenty-minute filler. It works but I never considered the original game unduly long.
An interesting, quicker take on the original. Maybe too quick, for my tastes. Never seems to get going and it’s hard to know what to focus on.
Well it’s TtR at it’s fastest speed. It goes as fast as what the players want it to be. Some will call it strategy. Some will call it chaos. So.....a pinch of salt. Rated for what it is. A quick tea break game.