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Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Dave!Tomorrow I leave for Chicago. And, despite having work piled so high that even light cannot escape its gravitational pull, I just spent the last 90 minutes playing Ticket to Ride. That game is SO addicting. Like crack cocaine. Or so I've heard. If I didn't already have an iPad, I'd probably end up buying one just to play this game.

I finally had to pull myself away from playing with trains so I could write in this blog.

Thanks a lot, blog.

In the interest of full-disclosure, however, I should tell you that I am not really concentrating on whatever it is I'm writing here. Most of my brain is still playing Ticket to Ride.

For example, when I typed the words "Tomorrow I leave for Chicago," I immediately started thinking of what route I would take to get to Chicago if I were playing the game. In case you're curious, it would probably look something like this...

Ticket to Ride iPad Route Seattle to Chicago

Then I find myself compelled to count how many cities I haven't been to (Six: Winnepeg, Sault Ste. Marie, Duluth, Omaha, El Paso, and Helena). And note which are the most connected cities (Helena, Denver, and Pittsburgh). And worst connected (Vancouver, Las Vegas, and Boston). And calculate which route would be the most disastrous if your opponent blocked you (Seattle to Portland, which goes from one train car to fifteen).

Etc. Etc. Etc.

Like I said, my brain won't stop playing.

Maybe it will stop if I play just one more game?

Or ten.

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  1. Invader_Stu says:

    I have the European version which has extra rules you don’t get in the American version (Tunnels and Stations). Every time we see my family in law we end up playing it. We’ll all addicted. Well… they are addicted to trying to beat me because I keep on winning (most of the time) some how. It’s a great game.

  2. Robin says:

    Downloaded Ticket to Ride last night and….got absolutely nothing done because I played this game all night. Thanks a lot. I have clothes wrinkling in the dryer because of you…


  3. Karl says:

    Your glowing review of this game makes me wish I had an iPad. I shall not be deterred, however. I’m saving for a MacBook Pro!

    • Dave2 says:

      MacBook Pro is definitely the better investment… and I think there’s an online version of Ticket To Ride so you can play from any computer, but I don’t know much about it.

  4. kapgar says:

    What days will you be in town? And do you need a monkey sitter?

  5. Dave2 says:

    Well my job here is done!

  6. Abigail says:

    I’ve played this a few times at my co-worker’s house and LOVED it every time (and won every time). I’m definitely going to have to buy the iPad version. Waiting til I have time though since I can afford to get sucked in right now!

  7. Odd says:

    The photos I stumbled upon the 15/01/2006 … where you hypnotized … is … hypnotic … those eyes … hypnotic stare at me … I can not stop … to look at … Dave … Emperor …
    is … too cool … if you want to count on someone for your project emperor of the world … I, Odd, have … hypnotizable with any kind of hypnotic suggestion … that I’m getting sleepy … yes … I think I’ll go to bed …
    you do not mind if I copy that image, right?
    yhawn … that … sleep …
    Dave …
    hypnotized …
    me …

  8. Troy says:

    This was one of the first Euro board games Firda and I tried (after The Settlers of Catan). We have all the iterations – USA, Europe, Switzerland, Marklin (Germany) and the Nordic Countries.

    Try out a game called Carcassonne if it is available on the iPad. It’s good fun too. Based on a board game as well.

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