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Ticket to Ride: Nederlands Map Collection
Product code: AB9398
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 4 - Nederland contains a new game
board with new rules for use with Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride:
Europe with players now creating train lines in the Netherlands.
The basics of TtR gameplay remain the same as always — players collect
train cards in order to claim routes between pairs of cities with the
overall goal of completing tickets they hold in hand — but Ticket to
Ride: Nederland twists this gameplay in two ways. First, nearly every
route on the game board is a double-route, with two tracks connecting
cities. Both of these routes are in play no matter how many players are
in the game.
Second, every route — whether double or single — has a bridge toll that
a player must pay when building on that route. On a single route or the
first track of a double route, the player pays this toll — which costs
1-4 coins — to the bank; on the second track of a double route, the
player pays this toll to the player who built the first track. Players
start the game with 30 coins, and if you can't pay a toll, you must take
a loan card to cover the fare, with each loan costing you 5 points at
the end of the game.
In addition to helping you avoid loans, coins matter because at game's
end, players receive a bonus based on how many coins they hold relative
to everyone else. In a five-player game, for example, the player with
the most coins scores a 55 point bonus; the 2nd place player scores 35
points, and the other players 20, 10 and 0 points. If you've taken a
loan, however, you're ineligible for this bonus scoring, so players have
an incentive to build early and often.
These coin bonuses are balanced by the multitude of destination tickets
with large point values: six of them are worth 29+ points while another
seventeen are worth 17-26 points.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Sat Jul 20 12:58:11 BST 2019 [web4]