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reverendvader
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Newbie Geek Rant Mon, 14 November 2005 18:24
Greetings everyone!

I'm new to the forums and just wanted to say, "Hi."

I bought Ticket to Ride (the boardgame) just a few days ago and have been emjoying it immensely. (And now I can even play the game online with complete strangers when my family and friends are unavailable. Heh heh.)

I was very pleased with the overall quality of the components in the box and was surprised at how easy the game was to learn. (I also purchased a copy of Knizia's Tigris and Euphrates by Mayfair -- looks fun, but will take some time to digest all the rules. Smile ) TtR is my first Days of Wonder purchase; but I'm sure it won't be my last.

Anway, kudos to Alan Moon and Days of Wonder for producing such a fun product. And more kudos to Days of Wonder for creating such an simple and elegant online version.

Can't wait to get my copy of Ticket to Ride - Europe.

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My name is Jason.
I'm a board game addict.

("Hi, Jason...")
      
Caboose
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Re:Newbie Geek Rant Mon, 14 November 2005 19:08
Hi Jason - glad you thought the game is nice and easy to learn.

And if you do get the Europe board, you will find the wagon cards are bigger in that edition (should that be "annoying" in the US edition)

My biggest surprise was to find that they gave extra pieces for the actual wagons - a real RARITY in board games.

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reverendvader
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Re:Newbie Geek Rant Mon, 14 November 2005 19:33
I was very pleased with the extra pieces.

After finishing a game with my kids, I found that my son had dropped three of his train cars on the floor... I have a feeling they could gradually disappear over time without my realizing it. I suppose counting the trains before beginning the game will have to be a must.

Of course, it was only AFTER we had ended the game after the last round (since he was down to two cars -- or so we thought!) that I found them under the table.

I think I'm going to be grateful for the extras...
      
Caboose
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Re:Newbie Geek Rant Mon, 14 November 2005 20:15
Yep - and it's not only kids that lose pieces either. Some adults do that too (not me of course - but others).

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Peter de Zeeuw
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Welcome, ReverendVader! Tue, 15 November 2005 13:45
Ahhh... fresh meat. I love the smell of that. Smile

ReverendVader, hereby I give you a heartly welcome to the TTR online family!

Play enough, and soon you'll be just as intrigued as I am with all the different personalities, their tactical movements (in the game and on the forum) and politics. But as a "board game freak" I know you will... Wink

See you around, Vader,

D.I.S.

[Updated on: Tue, 15 November 2005 13:46]

      
salve
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  Re:Welcome, ReverendVader! Wed, 16 November 2005 00:41
Hi everybody

Perhaps i should thank DOW as well. It is not easy to find a board game for my son. Colours are his problem. Yellow can be green, brown is red, pink is blue... . On the board game of TTR there are little symbols for each colour, just perfect for him. On line playing is not so easy. He can only play 2players games, and even then the yellow of the board is the same as the green of the wagons. So sometimes he thinks a line is taken by green as it is still free. A little symbol on the wagon should help a lot.
Anyway i was here to thank DOW not to complain.

And while he can not play online i can Very Happy

the A of salve
      
benc
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Re:Newbie Geek Rant Sun, 25 December 2005 20:32
Just to add my praise to the quality of the board game, and for that matter the resources provided onlie by DoW.
As has been mentioned, the provision of extra pieces is exceptional, and shows a design and manufacture from the users point of view.
The free online game is brill, though I can't win!
      
*player185128
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Re:Newbie Geek Rant Tue, 27 December 2005 21:25
Let me add my voice to the chorus. The quality of the TtR Europe board, box, pieces, and cards is amazing. And the art is beautiful, as good as anything Wizards of the Coast puts out. Well-done, Days of Wonder team. Best Christmas gift I've received in years.
      
    
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