I have yet to do a Ticket to Ride review, and while this could have been the moment I did, I felt that my time was better spent discussing why I liked this game.
Have you ever horded? I don’t mean taking weird items that no one wants an amassing them within your closets and attic, but rather the hording of valuable items to give yourself a distinct advantage. This is how I have played Ticket to RIde since the first time I played it with my parents back in 2006.
I am a stacker, a hoarder, an unwieldy hand builder. I choose my routes and after that I collect cards to the potential tracks I may claim later in the game. In the American version there have been times where I have grabbed a 1-2 track that were too important, but on the whole I have always stacked cards.
There is something comforting in having a large stack of cards in ones grip, and all at once I play them. There comes that moment in the game when the cards must hit the table, and turn upon turn they do. After the cards settle, I decide whether to grab more tickets, or to end the game. . .
What are your strategies? What is your favorite Ticket to Ride?
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