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Great price. And there's the offer of £10 off a £25 spend with Amazon when adding Amazon Assistant, which puts this at a Prime delivered product for £15.32.

Hot from me.
Yep. Thanks OP. Just ordered and used the £10 assistant credit. Being delivered later today. 😁
ebay.co.uk/itm…105?hash=item340e05d2f9:g:o5sAAOSwD1ldCQ~c
£23.20 delivered here if you want from ebay
£26.07 from Zatu games (recommended, good company)
£27 from board game extras
£29.85 from chaos cards
£25.93 from rogue games.
So a good price overall. Heat added. Wanted to see how much of a saving this was but seems the market is competitive right now.
great game! im looking for expansions now
Jiwani8010/07/2019 09:38

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ticket-To-Ride-Brand-New-and-Sealed/223573562105?hash=item340e05d2f9:g:o5sAAOSwD1ldCQ~c£23.20 delivered here if you want from ebay


That is the standard game of TTR. TTR Europe is different and arguably better for players first getting into tabletop gaming
scapton10/07/2019 10:13

That is the standard game of TTR. TTR Europe is different and arguably …That is the standard game of TTR. TTR Europe is different and arguably better for players first getting into tabletop gaming


Good. Didn't pay attention. Thanks for correction
splendid game
CoolCarCuffs10/07/2019 10:22

splendid game



Yep...played this with folks and my missus at Xmas - we had such a fun time. Great game indeed.
Jiwani8010/07/2019 09:38

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ticket-To-Ride-Brand-New-and-Sealed/223573562105?hash=item340e05d2f9:g:o5sAAOSwD1ldCQ~c£23.20 delivered here if you want from ebay


Probably fake as a lot of eBay games are. Also, this is the Europe edition, that is the standard
Is this game enjoyable for 2 players?
If you have kids (or even not necessary) and like adventure games, try Clank!
That's our second best game to play
sonicfury10/07/2019 10:51

Is this game enjoyable for 2 players?


I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at low-player counts & it becomes multiplayer solitaire.
I think the original is better in just about every aspect ( including being simpler for new players). The only way this is better to anyone in the UK is because of the more familiar geography.
Opinions may vary
Any good to play with my 6 year old?
Toc1310/07/2019 11:03

I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at …I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at low-player counts & it becomes multiplayer solitaire.I think the original is better in just about every aspect ( including being simpler for new players). The only way this is better to anyone in the UK is because of the more familiar geography.Opinions may vary


Thank you, I wondered if there might be that kind of dynamic.
Toc1310/07/2019 11:03

I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at …I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at low-player counts & it becomes multiplayer solitaire.I think the original is better in just about every aspect ( including being simpler for new players). The only way this is better to anyone in the UK is because of the more familiar geography.Opinions may vary


The original can be absolutely brutal though and might put more casual players off. Hear good things about Europe but have heard the stations can take the competitiveness out of it a bit
Terry-Tibbs10/07/2019 11:03

Any good to play with my 6 year old?


If your 6yo can play rummy, they can play this.
The long-term planning may stretch them a bit.

My 6yo's favourite set collection game is Sushi Go! So I can recommend that one
sonicfury10/07/2019 10:51

Is this game enjoyable for 2 players?


Absolutely. At higher player counts there's more tension and suspense as the board fills up far quicker and there's more competition to get the tracks you need most however at 2 players it's much snappier and you have more freedom to pull off crazy long train tracks.

As one of me and my partner's earliest modern board games we've played a whole bunch of it and it really got us into board gaming (our collection's now coming up on 100 different games plus various expansions) and we still occasionally get it out for a game or two. I honestly struggle to think of a type of player who this wouldn't be a solidly enjoyable game for from total beginners to experienced board game players.
Terry-Tibbs10/07/2019 11:03

Any good to play with my 6 year old?


I'm teaching my 7 year old grand daughter the american (and simpler) version first and would suggest you start there. She's finding the longer term planning a bit of a struggle, but that may be down to the teacher....
Toc1310/07/2019 11:03

I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at …I, personally find the Stations completely destroy any possible tension at low-player counts & it becomes multiplayer solitaire.I think the original is better in just about every aspect ( including being simpler for new players). The only way this is better to anyone in the UK is because of the more familiar geography.Opinions may vary


Nope, I don't find the stations to be an issue - there are costs to using them which I think are balanced out.
Really good game. At a good price. My 8 and 9 year olds have been playing this for a couple of years now, so, in my opinion, it is relatively easy to pick up. Our favourite game though is 7 Wonders!
I think it's gonna be sad
Great game, our family enjoy this more than the original, but maybe that's because we had this first.
TPBowler110/07/2019 11:47

Really good game. At a good price. My 8 and 9 year olds have been playing …Really good game. At a good price. My 8 and 9 year olds have been playing this for a couple of years now, so, in my opinion, it is relatively easy to pick up. Our favourite game though is 7 Wonders!


This one? amazon.co.uk/7-W…8-2
Terry-Tibbs10/07/2019 16:00

This one? …This one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/7-Wonders-ASMSEVUS01-Board-Game/dp/B0043KJW5M/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=7+wonders&qid=1562770791&s=gateway&sr=8-2



Yes Elvis, that's the one. We love it. A little complicated at the start, but once you get the hang of it, it has terrific replayability
Battenberg10/07/2019 11:13

Absolutely. At higher player counts there's more tension and suspense as …Absolutely. At higher player counts there's more tension and suspense as the board fills up far quicker and there's more competition to get the tracks you need most however at 2 players it's much snappier and you have more freedom to pull off crazy long train tracks.As one of me and my partner's earliest modern board games we've played a whole bunch of it and it really got us into board gaming (our collection's now coming up on 100 different games plus various expansions) and we still occasionally get it out for a game or two. I honestly struggle to think of a type of player who this wouldn't be a solidly enjoyable game for from total beginners to experienced board game players.


Be interested to know your top 10 say. I've got the old Parker wooden compendium (Cluedo/Monopoly etc.) that I'm waiting for the kids to get a bit older before I let them at it. Be interested in other ideas. Are the modern ones as good quality as the older ones e.g. board thicknesses etc.?
These guys do good board game reviews if it helps anyone.

Roger_Irrelevant10/07/2019 20:02

Be interested to know your top 10 say. I've got the old Parker wooden …Be interested to know your top 10 say. I've got the old Parker wooden compendium (Cluedo/Monopoly etc.) that I'm waiting for the kids to get a bit older before I let them at it. Be interested in other ideas. Are the modern ones as good quality as the older ones e.g. board thicknesses etc.?


I haven't given it much thought but my top 10 would mostly be fairly complicated Euro games which I wouldn't recommend for someone unfamiliar to heavier, more strategic games. If you're after some recommendations for games that are good with children I can think of a couple of reasonable suggestions?

As far as component quality goes unfortunately it varies hugely from game to game. There's quite a few games which are great fun to play but with very poor components and vice versa games with fantastic components that just aren't fun to play. The only way to know for sure is to look up reviews of each game you are interested in individually and see what people say.

There's a website called BoardGameGeek which is quite useful for gauging general opinion and a couple of decent reviewers on YouTube. Shut Up and Sit Down do some very entertaining and accessible reviews, if they have a review for a game you're interested in I'd absolutely recommend watching it. There's also Dice Tower who are probably the biggest reviewers out there. They tend to be a bit more analytical and a bit less.focused on entertaining viewers but they also consistently do a good job of explaining the core concepts of a game as well showing and rating the components it includes.
Battenberg10/07/2019 22:17

I haven't given it much thought but my top 10 would mostly be fairly …I haven't given it much thought but my top 10 would mostly be fairly complicated Euro games which I wouldn't recommend for someone unfamiliar to heavier, more strategic games. If you're after some recommendations for games that are good with children I can think of a couple of reasonable suggestions?As far as component quality goes unfortunately it varies hugely from game to game. There's quite a few games which are great fun to play but with very poor components and vice versa games with fantastic components that just aren't fun to play. The only way to know for sure is to look up reviews of each game you are interested in individually and see what people say. There's a website called BoardGameGeek which is quite useful for gauging general opinion and a couple of decent reviewers on YouTube. Shut Up and Sit Down do some very entertaining and accessible reviews, if they have a review for a game you're interested in I'd absolutely recommend watching it. There's also Dice Tower who are probably the biggest reviewers out there. They tend to be a bit more analytical and a bit less.focused on entertaining viewers but they also consistently do a good job of explaining the core concepts of a game as well showing and rating the components it includes.


Cheers yes if you've a few recommendations for a youngish family. I'm thinking strategy rather than just pure 'entertainment' games. But like you say not too complex; I recall visiting my brother in law's where he wanted to try some new board game he'd bought, about an hour after him pouring over the manual he just had to give up and we just watched a film instead.
moosheck10/07/2019 10:51

If you have kids (or even not necessary) and like adventure games, try …If you have kids (or even not necessary) and like adventure games, try Clank! That's our second best game to play


In! Space!
Roger_Irrelevant10/07/2019 22:27

Cheers yes if you've a few recommendations for a youngish family. I'm …Cheers yes if you've a few recommendations for a youngish family. I'm thinking strategy rather than just pure 'entertainment' games. But like you say not too complex; I recall visiting my brother in law's where he wanted to try some new board game he'd bought, about an hour after him pouring over the manual he just had to give up and we just watched a film instead.


In no particular order:

King of Tokyo - Each player gets their own monster and battles it out Kaiju style to wreak the most havoc on Tokyo. Lots of dice rolling, very fast paced, nice and easy both to earn and to set up. There's a newer version called King of New York which is probably easier to get hold of cheaply although I've not played that version so can't speak to the differences.

7 Wonders - Try and build the best kingdom by picking one card from your hand to build each turn, then passing the rest of that hand to another player. A lot of the best board games out there (imo) are about engine building (i.e. efficiently getting resources that enable you to get more resources in future in order to get the most points at the end) and for my money 7 Wonders is the most accessible. Plus it has simultaneous drafting meaning everybody takes their turn at the same time meaning very little downtime while you wait for everyone else. There's maybe 10 minutes of setup as you need to sort and shuffle 3 piles and deal a hand of cards to each player.

Azul - An abstract game (so very light on theme the same way chess or drafts would be) where you take a place tiles as best you can do complete a mosaic and score the most points. I hate the phrase 'easy to learn, hard to master' as it gets overused a lot in board games but it's very applicable here. The setup is nice and easy however the components are a mixed bag with some very well made tiles and a drawstring bag to draw them from but pretty flimsy player boards.

Splendor - A resource management game about gathering jewels to buy up mines to give you more jewels to buy better mines etc. Rules are relatively simple (although there's a couple of minor rules which can easily be forgotten about) and the components are quite nice in this one. It's also got a nice balance of luck and strategy with the latter being more important but not oppressively so for players of differing skill levels.

Forbidden Island/ Forbidden Desert - Both of these are very similar to the point where they're practically interchangable, I'd just go for whatever's cheapest if they interest you. These are co-operative games where everyone works together to escape a dangerous landscape/ find treasure. This is a very different experience from a more typical competitive board game where everyone is working against each other as you all have different abilities you have to figure how to utilise together in order to keep everyone safe. Fun theme, nice artwork, solid components, generally pretty cheap but part of a pretty distinct genre within board games. See also Pandemic which is a similar and MUCH more popular co op game about saving the world from viruses although personally I don't enjoy it as much.

Takenoko - Very cutesy game about farming bamboo and/ or feeding bamboo to a panda. This one's fairly cheap, has gorgeous components, and is very easy. It's arguably a bit too simple to have a great deal of replayability but for newer gamers it's very worth considering.

Above and Below - This is a bit of an odd one as it's kind of 2 games in one. The core premise of the game is that you are building up your own village compromised of buildings at normal ground level as well as in underground caverns. The real selling point of the game is that you can send your villagers into the caves to explore at which point it becomes a chose your own adventure style game (similar to the old Fighting Fantasy books) where you get an interesting narrative that ends with you being given multiple ways to handle whatever situation you encountered. This is on the pricier side compared to most of these recommendations and if I'm honest the main gameplay of building your village up is above average at best but those adventures really do make for a memorable experience. The art is also particularly nice and is done by one of my favourite board game artists out there.

Everdell - Bit of a toss up for me whether to recommend this or Lords of Waterdeep as an introduction to worker placement games (these are the most complicated games I've suggested here and will require more of a concerted effort to learn but they are well worth it). Everdell is about building up your own village of critters and their associates places of work and has particularly nice components, art which will appeal to children, and a whole bunch of different abilities that pop up during the game to keep it interesting. Lords of Waterdeep is a D&D themed game about building teams of adventurers and sending them out on quests. It's a fair bit cheaper than Everdell, the components are still of a decent quality, and I'd say it's more straightforward and more representative of what other worker placement games are about. Either are good gateway games but I really want to emphasise these are games that have a fair number of rules and are very strategy focused with minimal luck involved so they will take the most work to learn and enjoy.


Hopefully that gives you a few good options for a starting point. As I mentioned before I'd really recommend watching reviews of whichever games grab your attention most to really get an idea of if they're going to be ones you'll enjoy. Just be aware if you're watching Dice Tower reviews they do tend to cater towards more experienced gamers rather than people who are to new board gaming as a hobby.
Can I suggest Carcassonne, Ingenious and Settlers of Catan are worth considering?
StockportGerbil11/07/2019 08:04

Can I suggest Carcassonne, Ingenious and Settlers of Catan are worth …Can I suggest Carcassonne, Ingenious and Settlers of Catan are worth considering?


Carcassone is very easy to understand and explain. Needs the expansions to keep it interesting though. Never really liked Catan, mainly because I always seem to roll the wrong thing
Bunny Kingdom is also a great game, and has just received a new expansion
Rhino Hero is also a good 5 minute game. Can be great fun.
I would also recommend Catan and Carcassone to the top ten list above - some of which I didn't really know, but will look into!!! And Ticket to Ride of course!
Ethnos is good fun too
Battenberg11/07/2019 00:17

In no particular order:King of Tokyo - Each player gets their own monster …In no particular order:King of Tokyo - Each player gets their own monster and battles it out Kaiju style to wreak the most havoc on Tokyo. Lots of dice rolling, very fast paced, nice and easy both to earn and to set up. There's a newer version called King of New York which is probably easier to get hold of cheaply although I've not played that version so can't speak to the differences.7 Wonders - Try and build the best kingdom by picking one card from your hand to build each turn, then passing the rest of that hand to another player. A lot of the best board games out there (imo) are about engine building (i.e. efficiently getting resources that enable you to get more resources in future in order to get the most points at the end) and for my money 7 Wonders is the most accessible. Plus it has simultaneous drafting meaning everybody takes their turn at the same time meaning very little downtime while you wait for everyone else. There's maybe 10 minutes of setup as you need to sort and shuffle 3 piles and deal a hand of cards to each player.Azul - An abstract game (so very light on theme the same way chess or drafts would be) where you take a place tiles as best you can do complete a mosaic and score the most points. I hate the phrase 'easy to learn, hard to master' as it gets overused a lot in board games but it's very applicable here. The setup is nice and easy however the components are a mixed bag with some very well made tiles and a drawstring bag to draw them from but pretty flimsy player boards.Splendor - A resource management game about gathering jewels to buy up mines to give you more jewels to buy better mines etc. Rules are relatively simple (although there's a couple of minor rules which can easily be forgotten about) and the components are quite nice in this one. It's also got a nice balance of luck and strategy with the latter being more important but not oppressively so for players of differing skill levels.Forbidden Island/ Forbidden Desert - Both of these are very similar to the point where they're practically interchangable, I'd just go for whatever's cheapest if they interest you. These are co-operative games where everyone works together to escape a dangerous landscape/ find treasure. This is a very different experience from a more typical competitive board game where everyone is working against each other as you all have different abilities you have to figure how to utilise together in order to keep everyone safe. Fun theme, nice artwork, solid components, generally pretty cheap but part of a pretty distinct genre within board games. See also Pandemic which is a similar and MUCH more popular co op game about saving the world from viruses although personally I don't enjoy it as much.Takenoko - Very cutesy game about farming bamboo and/ or feeding bamboo to a panda. This one's fairly cheap, has gorgeous components, and is very easy. It's arguably a bit too simple to have a great deal of replayability but for newer gamers it's very worth considering.Above and Below - This is a bit of an odd one as it's kind of 2 games in one. The core premise of the game is that you are building up your own village compromised of buildings at normal ground level as well as in underground caverns. The real selling point of the game is that you can send your villagers into the caves to explore at which point it becomes a chose your own adventure style game (similar to the old Fighting Fantasy books) where you get an interesting narrative that ends with you being given multiple ways to handle whatever situation you encountered. This is on the pricier side compared to most of these recommendations and if I'm honest the main gameplay of building your village up is above average at best but those adventures really do make for a memorable experience. The art is also particularly nice and is done by one of my favourite board game artists out there.Everdell - Bit of a toss up for me whether to recommend this or Lords of Waterdeep as an introduction to worker placement games (these are the most complicated games I've suggested here and will require more of a concerted effort to learn but they are well worth it). Everdell is about building up your own village of critters and their associates places of work and has particularly nice components, art which will appeal to children, and a whole bunch of different abilities that pop up during the game to keep it interesting. Lords of Waterdeep is a D&D themed game about building teams of adventurers and sending them out on quests. It's a fair bit cheaper than Everdell, the components are still of a decent quality, and I'd say it's more straightforward and more representative of what other worker placement games are about. Either are good gateway games but I really want to emphasise these are games that have a fair number of rules and are very strategy focused with minimal luck involved so they will take the most work to learn and enjoy.Hopefully that gives you a few good options for a starting point. As I mentioned before I'd really recommend watching reviews of whichever games grab your attention most to really get an idea of if they're going to be ones you'll enjoy. Just be aware if you're watching Dice Tower reviews they do tend to cater towards more experienced gamers rather than people who are to new board gaming as a hobby.


Great thanks I'll look into some of those, by chance I'd watched the "Shut up and Sit Down" blokes when they were reviewing this game, I like their humour it's spot on:

a) I've invested in Tuna
b) Buying loads of tuna, isn't "Investing in Tuna"..
a) .. Oh .. Do you want a Jacket Potato? .. with Tuna?
b) Ok
a) .. Can I borrow a jacket potato?

Roger_Irrelevant11/07/2019 20:55

Great thanks I'll look into some of those, by chance I'd watched the "Shut …Great thanks I'll look into some of those, by chance I'd watched the "Shut up and Sit Down" blokes when they were reviewing this game, I like their humour it's spot on:a) I've invested in Tunab) Buying loads of tuna, isn't "Investing in Tuna"..a) .. Oh .. Do you want a Jacket Potato? .. with Tuna?b) Oka) .. Can I borrow a jacket potato?


You might want to try "inside the box" as well. Their scythe "review" always makes me smile and the production quality is brilliant.

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