Played a junior-ized version of “Ticket to Ride” with my nephew again this afternoon and I was joined by Mrs Rumleech and Hannah. He had a heck of a lot of fun with it and he’s eager for another game. Next time I’ll introduce some more of the full rules, I think he’ll cope.
He was more interested in making patterns on the board and laying lines of his favourite colours than playing tactically but that’ll come all in good time, which meant that Mrs Rumleech could romp home to an easy victory which pleased her lots.
For Easter this year, instead of getting together for a short time on Sunday after church we decide to spend Saturday night all together. There were nine of us all together so we set up two tables of Ticket to Ride. At one table we had the United States map, and at another we had the European map. My grandma had never played before…she went into it thinking it would be too hard for her, and she’d never be able to pick it up. We started her on the U.S map, and she smoked us! She ended up winning with a 50 point lead over the rest!!
It was so cool hearing everyone playing together and laughing together. We’ve been through a lot in the last few months personally with surgeries and health scares; this time we were able to be together helped us forget about all of that, and let us enjoy being together and playing more games!!
Thanks Wil for expanding my tabletop gaming horizons! Can’t wait for season three!