Far-out. Groovy. Let's head on down to the disco, daddio. And other mostly-inaccurate slang terms. Days of Wonder has announced a new Ticket to Ride game. This time, it's London in the 1970s. Instead of trains, players will be looking to create routes of the famous double-decker busses to the most iconic locations around town.
From the announcement:
Today, Days of Wonder announced the release of Ticket to Ride: London, a new, fast-paced version of the well-known board game Ticket to Ride.
Welcome to the ’70s world capital of fashion and music. Jump aboard a famous double-decker bus to rumble through London’s historic streets, breeze past Buckingham Palace, pop into the British Museum or listen to Big Ben’s chime echo across the Thames...
Ticket to Ride: London is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race around 1970s London to claim the most important bus lines and complete their Destination Tickets, connecting Districts in the capital of the United Kingdom. With its quick and compact format, Ticket to Ride: London is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.
“Ticket to Ride: London builds on the excitement of Ticket to Ride: New York. It’s slightly bigger but it feels more wide open, and the new Bonus balances the board and the tickets.” says Alan R. Moon, Ticket to Ride designer. “Ticket to Ride New York had taxis, so naturally Ticket to Ride: London has double decker buses. Can you guess what the piece will be in the next city game?”
Ticket to Ride: London is a stand-alone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 10 to 15 minutes. It includes 1 board map, 68 plastic buses, 44 Transportation cards, 20 Destination Ticket cards, 1 rule leaflet, 4 Scoring Markers. Ticket to Ride: London is expected to be available in June in Europe and in July in North America at a suggested retail price of $20/20€. In the U.S., the game will be available exclusively at Walmart stores for a limited time.