Massively Successful Ticket to Ride Hops Onto The iPhone

Massively Successful Ticket to Ride Hops Onto The iPhone

Ticket to Ride began as a hugely successful, massively award-winning board game, then jumped to the iPad and rocked the gaming world all over again as a shining example of what a board game should be on the iPad. Today, it’s set to take the mobile gaming world by storm again as it emerges on the iPhone — and it’s going to go through the roof.

If you haven’t played Ticket to Ride yet, it’s a very simple, yet very addictive, strategy game played with cards, a board and tokens, for 2-5 players; there’s also a solo option — but like any great game, the real fun is playing against human adversaries.

Like its bigger iPad-dwelling brother, the iPhone version is very well designed and produced; incredibly, developer Days of Wonder (who also designed the original board game) managed to cram an entire board game into an iPhone — complete with atmosphere and easy playability. And the kicker? It’s only a buck.

The only reason for a frowny-face is the lack of online play, a feature that helps make the iPad version as awesome as it is. On the other hand, the iPhone version (and just-released iPad update) supports both wifi and Bluetooth connections for playing friends within range.

Days of Wonder is clearly dreaming pretty big: Check out the slick movie theater ad above they made for the iPad version.

Massively Successful Ticket to Ride Hops Onto The iPhone

  • Cantgetitoplay

    I’m wondering if anyone else can’t get these videos to play on their iPhone 4s? Any suggestions, is it because I’m not connected to WiFi?

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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