There are games that are like a potato omelette. Relatively quick solutions that may end up cooked better or worse, but that are hardly going to disappoint you. In my house, on a rainy day like today, Adventurers to the Train is the omelette from our table games.
You have no idea how angry I am not remembering how I found out about the game or how it ended up falling into my hands. It is curious because it is a rare duality, and it is that although I would like to know how I came to fall in love with him, that lack causes a very similar sensation, that of thinking about Adventurers to the Train from a love that is as if in reality it had always been there.
Adventurers on the Train, a modern classic
Although I have never entered into the collector fever of grabbing onto all its versions (I must admit that we have the children’s version, and it is one of those games, from which we get a lot of benefit), I think that if I entered into this dynamic there would not be a single one. That left a bad taste in my mouth.
And it is that despite having both the rules and the strategies to follow very clear, and despite having taken it out of the box dozens of times since I can remember, Adventurers to the Train It’s one of those games I never get tired of because no two games are quite simply the same.
Created by Alan R. Moon and released a whopping almost 20 years ago, Ticket to Rideoriginal name with which you will also find it on PC and consoles in case your dining room table does not give more than itself, it has a good handful of editions and expansions among which are Japan, the Orient Express or Europe.
A hit that should be close to five million copies sold throughout the world and generated more than 150 million dollars. Figures that it managed to reach, mainly, by becoming the first board game (beyond unlicensed classics such as chess) to have a free online version, which catapulted its sales and invited many others to do the same to help to spread the benefits of the modern board game.
How to play Train Adventurers
For those who do not know him and are interested in what awaits them, Adventurers to the Train It is a competitive multiplayer in which our objective is to comply with the railway routes that the cards that we draw at the beginning of the game and as we progress in it pose.
The idea is that, for example, if we have to travel from Madrid to Berlin, we create a line that joins those two cities, even if its route is as bizarre as possible. The issue is that, to create them, we must take advantage of the lines already painted on the board by placing trains of our color to ensure that position.
The fact that one game and another are never the same mainly responds to the need to continue completing lines based on drawing cards, to what extent we can take advantage of the itineraries already created, and how luck has determined that the rest of the participants fight for the same tours to complete your own challenges.
A guaranteed pitfall in which the games always end with kilometer routes and a table full of colored trains that, in addition to being visually delightful, leave a perfect impression of how much you have enjoyed your last game at Adventurers to the Train and how time has flown by without you noticing.
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