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    Megan Hodson
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Choo-choo-check it out! It's Ticket to Ride: UK!

You may have already heard the exciting news about Ticket to Ridebut if you haven't, allow me to break the news gently...

TICKET TO RIDE IS GETTING A 'UK' EXPANSION MAP!

Buy Ticket to Ride UK Map from Rules of Play

That's right, people! It's due to be released sometime in November, so it's time to PANIC! For those new to gaming, I'll explain: if the board games industry was the mafia, Ticket to Ride is the don. You've got your original Ticket to Ride, a cross-country train adventure game in North America, and your Ticket to Ride Europe, the European version that everyone over here actually buys. 

Buy Ticket to Ride USA from Rules of PlayBuy Ticket to Ride Europe from Rules of Play

As an incredibly popular family board game, Ticket to Ride has led to several map expansions, like India & Switzerland, Nederlands, Heart of Africa and more. It's huge. Over 3 million copies of the game have been sold, and it doesn't look like it's slowing down soon! 

Buy Ticket to Ride UK from Rules of Play

In each variation of Ticket to Ride, players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout Europe/USA/wherever. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. You can also score points by connecting distant cities or building the longest continuous railway by placing your colourful little carriages on the map.

Ticket to Ride Europe carriages

In the brand new Ticket to Ride UK map (also excitingly called Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5) 2-4 players can do all that AND MORE! The map is double sided, featuring both the UK (yay!) and Pennsylvania (okay!). The United Kingdom map will come with a complete new Train cards deck with additional Locomotives and Technology cards, so that you can develop your Technology level, building faster trains and claiming longer routes.

Ticket to Ride UK map - Technology cards

The Pennsylvania map comes with 60 'Stock Shares' cards so you can invest in one or more of the great railroad companies in the state - the more shares you have in a company, the more points you can score when the game ends.

Ticket to Ride UK map - Shares cards for Pennsylvania map

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom & Pennsylvania allows 2-4 players for the UK map, and 2-5 for the PA map, giving the perfect number for families to play! Ticket to Ride boards fit (most) pub and kitchen tables, so it's great for students and groups of mates too.

Ticket to Ride UK map from Rules of Play

The Ticket to Ride UK map is particularly exciting because it allows players to choo-choo their way through Wales! Locations like Cardiff, Holyhead and Llandrindod Wells are all featured, and with a tiny little Welsh flag in case you weren't feeling patriotic enough.

Wales section on the Ticket to Ride UK map

You've also got Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, and some teeny little corners of France. No longer will you have to make do with a map of unpronounceable cities in Europe - in Ticket to Ride: UK, you can literally put trains all over your home town!

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom & Pennsylvania is due to be released in stores mid-November, and it could be our Christmas best-seller! To pre-order your copy, click here!

Buy Ticket to Ride UK map from Rules of Play

Just remember - this map requires an original copy of either Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride Europe to play.

To see The Dice Tower guys talk a little more about Ticket to Ride: UK & Pennsylvania, skip to 11:46 in the video below, or click here to watch it on Youtube!

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  • Post author
    Megan Hodson
  • Game Of The WeekSpotlight Series

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  • Jan 16, 2019

    So we had a disagreement on the rules for UK version. Where it says you can play any 4 cards to play “wild”, one person said that was only for play on a Locomotive Icon or to buy a Technology. The other person said you can use the 4 cards for “wild” on ANY spot. The directions DO say “Any 4 cards can be played as a Locomotive” and a clear picture of a Locomotive CARD is in this section of directions. Can anybody settle this for us? Thank You. Please email response to me if you can.

    — Diane Dalton

  • Jan 09, 2019

    So we had a disagreement on Ticket to Ride UK rules. Where it says you can use any 4 cards to play wild, one person said that was only when you play a train on a Locomotive icon on a ferry or when buying a Technology. The other person said you can use the 4 cards wild for ANY spot. The directions do say “Any 4 cards can be played as a Locomotive” and a clear picture of a locomotive card is in this section. Can ?

    — Diane Dalton

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