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Ticket to ride now two bucks!

12-18-2012, 04:52 AM
#1
Joined: May 2012
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Ticket to ride now two bucks!

Merry xmas!


Last edited by Connector; 12-18-2012 at 04:26 PM.
12-18-2012, 12:09 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,585
I have always wanted to try this and the sale pushed me over the edge. I am glad it did; after I few games I can see that it's popularity is well deserved. I love games that are simple to understand, but have depth.

My only gripe is that it is a bit tricky to distinguish some of the colors for me being color blind, but at least you can use the symbols on the cards and tracks (although it requires zooming into the map to make them out).

Great game!

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12-18-2012, 12:25 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
I picked up both of the iPhone versions when they went free... this is the lowest price of the iPad version though.
12-18-2012, 01:31 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
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While TTR Pocket does actually look very good at 2x on a Retina-based iPad, and I've been playing that on my 4th-gen iPad without any complaint, this unexpected sale was just the ticket... so to speak. >_>

The iPad-specific version of Ticket to Ride does add quite a bit to the experience, so I grabbed that and the 1910 IAP, and simply replaced TTR Pocket on my device. That said, as TTR Europe Pocket with the Switzerland IAP set me back about NZ$1.29 in total, and buying those two boards for the iPad version would cost me another NZ$11.78, I'm going to be cheap and keep playing the Pocket version of that title until an IAP sale or I just decide I'm going to fork out. Just grabbed the Legendary Asia board a couple of minutes ago, though, as there isn't an iPhone version of that one to fall back on.

That said, anybody who is interested in board games at all (and has an iPad) should be adding this to their collection, along with Carcassonne, Ghost Stories, Forbidden Isle, Small World, Elder Sign, Neuroshima Hex...

Last edited by Appletini; 12-18-2012 at 02:49 PM.
12-19-2012, 05:37 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 130
Ack. Missed it. I was just about to buy this for $1.99, but the price has gone back up to $6.99.
12-20-2012, 12:06 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 117
Come on guys really? How long was the game on sale for? A couple of hours? What kind of sale is that? Bah humbug!
12-20-2012, 12:28 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryson View Post
Come on guys really? How long was the game on sale for? A couple of hours? What kind of sale is that? Bah humbug!
The DoW folks made it pretty clear that it was only ever going to be a one-day sale, and we were lucky to get even that much for the iPad version, given their track record.
12-20-2012, 12:42 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 814
The good news is that if it goes on sale once... it will go on sale again. But it might not be for a while.

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12-20-2012, 12:54 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,244
Dang missed this, too many games dropping in price it must have slipped by me.
12-20-2012, 01:06 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Card View Post
The good news is that if it goes on sale once... it will go on sale again. But it might not be for a while.
Well, this was the first ever sale for the iPad version since it was released a year and a half ago, and it was only for one day, so people will probably be waiting that long again for the next one, which will also probably just be 24 hours long.

When you're hitting the three-year mark in the pursuit of saving a couple of dollars on one game, it's time to take a probing look into The Mystery of the Missing Perspective. :P