Ticket to Ride – France & Old West: Map Collection.Expansion of: Ticket to Ride - Core Game.
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 6 – France & Old West includes a double-sided game board that features France on one side and the western half of the United States on the other.
60m - 90m
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.
Very different strategy model than the base game. I don't like it quite as much, but maybe it will grow on me.
I'm afraid the Old West expansion just isn't that well-designed for playability, nobody in my family but me wants to play it again, everyone likes the original or TtR Europe better. We tried the Alvin rules second time through, which improved it a little bit.....
The France Edition is really great! Love the way you decide which color you can choose after picking the cards. In some ways this makes it easier for yourself but sometimes it's also harder to get to the point you need to end because the other player just grabbed your color and you have to wait till it gets back. Highly recommend the Ticket to Ride fans to play this version!