|From the Bavarian countryside to the great Hanseatic ports of the North, the Ticket to Ride - Marklin Edition boardgame takes you on an unforgettable rail trip across Germany!
Ticket to Ride - Marklin Edition is the third installment in Days of Wonder's best-selling boardgame series that has won 14 international game awards, including the prestigious Spiel des Jahres. Like its predecessors, Ticket to Ride - Marklin Edition is simple, fun and addictive. Players collect sets of train cards that enable them to claim railway routes and fulfill their all-important Destination Tickets by connecting distant cities. The Marklin Edition also introduces a new Ticket to Ride game play element - Passengers that are used to pick up valuable Merchandise along the routes.
Created in partnership with Marklin, the world leader in model railroading, this edition features 118 historical train photographs, each carefully selected from the incomparable Marklin archives.
Ticket to Ride - Marklin Edition is a unique opportunity for Marklin enthusiasts to share their passion with family and friends via a fun and engaging boardgame.
The boardmap for the Märklin Edition is based on a map of Germany and introduces Passengers and Merchandise to the Ticket to Ride gameplay.
Passengers are used to pick up merchandise worth different numbers of points along the routes that they claim. Varying stacks of merchandise tokens with different point values are placed next to the different cities on the map. Players can place one of their 3 Passenger tokens on any city along a route that they claim. On his game turn, the player can choose to then move one of his passengers from the city it currently occupies along any or all of his continuous routes, picking up Merchandise Tokens from each city he moves through. Of course he'll always take the highest remaining tokens. The point total of the tokens is then added to his score.
Other game play changes are the vertical orientation of the German map, and instead of a bonus for longest route, the 10 point bonus card goes to the player who completes the most Destination Tickets.
While boardgamers may not be familiar with the Märklin name, train hobbyists consider it the premier name in the model train world. This German company has been around for over 140 years and is the world's leader in the miniature train hobby. Each train card in this edition will feature a different image (118 in all) of a Märklin model train car or locomotive.
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