Board game fans already know about Days of Wonder’s decade-old train ride adventure game. They probably already know that the company published a digital version of it in the App Store a few years ago.
Ticket to Ride recently received an update that brings with it new content for the first time in years. Additionally, the game is now cross-platform compatible with asynchronous multiplayer mode, so you can play multiple games at the same time.
The redesigned game now makes it easier to play online and has an adaptive user interface, making the game exactly the same for all devices, but automatically adjusts to the screen’s size. The iPad version is now available on the iPhone too.
It now features asynchronous gaming, which means you can play multiple games in turn-based mechanics at once. In the previous version of the game, players had to stay online and in-game in order to finish. Multi-session mode makes it possible to pause and resume a game whenever necessary without being kicked out.
You can also view your opponents move, even if you weren’t online when it took place. If you don’t want your game to drag on for months, you can implement the Player Clock, which limits each player’s turn to a specific amount of time. You’ll get a notification when you are running out of time and when your opponent has taken his or her turn.
Days of Wonder has added, for the first time in digital form, a vertical map. Players can now explore India in the new format. It features new rules, like the Mandala bonus. The company has also noted that vertical mapping opens up the possibility for more content in the future.
The social networking features have also been improved to bring gamers more ways to brag to their friends about their recent defeat. With a simple share button, players can send a graphic summary of their game to Facebook, Twitter, Steam, and more.
Ticket to Ride is still just $6.99 and is now available for iPhone and iPad. Download it in the App Store today.
Do you play the digital version of Ticket to Ride? What do you think of this major update?