Ticket To Ride Map Collection Volume 6 - France & Old West (Expansion)
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 6 – France & Old West includes a double-sided game board that features France on one side and the western half of the United States on the other.
In the France half of this expansion, 2-5 players collect
train cards and claim routes in order to complete tickets in hand, but
most of the tracks on the board aren't colored! Each time that you draw
cards, you must take a colored tile that's 2-5 train cars long and place
that tile on an empty track bed. Once you've done this, any player can
claim that route by discarding the appropriately colored cards from
hand, as in any other Ticket to Ride game. (Single-length routes are already colored, and the map contains a number of gray-colored ferry routes.)
Multiple track beds on the game board overlap, and once a tile has
placed on the board, any track beds crossed by this tile are off-limits
and nothing can be built on them. At the end of the game, players score
their tickets, with bonuses being awarded for longest continuous route
and most tickets completed.
In the Old West half of the expansion, 2-6 players start the
game by choosing (in reverse player order) a starting location for one
of their three city pieces. The first route that a player claims must
have this city as one of the route's two endpoints, and each subsequent
route claimed must connect to that player's existing network.
After claiming a route, a player can place one of their remaining
cities on either end of that route by discarding a matching pair of
train cards. Only one city marker can be in each city. Whenever a player
builds a route that connects to a city owned by another player, the
owner of the city claims the points for the route, not the player
placing the trains. If both endpoints of the route have cities, then the
owner of each city scores these points. Whoever completes the most
tickets in this expansion scores 15 bonus points.