THIS GAME IS AN EXPANSION for the Ticket to Ride series. You will need one of the standalone ticket to ride games to play, but any version will work. This expansion includes two maps with their own twists to the original Ticket to Ride game.
The Italy map has two big differences to normal Ticket to Ride. One is the ferry system. Certain routes have ferry spaces, which must be filled with either locomotive (wild cards) or ferry cards. One ferry card can be drawn for your turn, but it counts as two ferry spaces when completing a route. With the Italy map, you also score extra points at the end of the game from connecting different colored regions. The more you connect, the more points you can get!
The Japan map adds bullet trains to the mix. Bullet trains are built on bullet train routes, just like a non-colored route would be. When you place a bullet train, you'll move up a track, and you'll earn or lose points based on how many bullet trains you've placed compared to the other players. The big thing about bullet trains, however, is that ANYONE can use them to connect their routes! The Japan map also has an expanded view of Tokyo, allowing you to connect routes within the city.
This set includes a two-sided game board (Japan on one side, Italy on the other), 16 bullet trains, bullet train progress markers, 10 ferry cards, and the instructions.
2-5 players, ages 8+
30-60 min playing time
11.5 x 11.5 x 2 inches