What’s that? Full size playing cards?! You mean we don’t have to hold those dinky little base cards with our fingers anymore? Sarcasm aside, the fact that the base game cards were considerably smaller from the beginning did not bother me too much. Mostly because that was the only thing that existed at the time so we had no other choice. However, after playing with full size cards, you’ll never want to handle the small cards again. I can thumb through my cards at a normal, faster pace and sort much quicker without the worry of dropping anything. The texture on these cards are an embossed linen texture so they are much less slippery than the base game cards. We love the larger playing card sizes and this is only one of the advantages to owning this expansion for your base game.
The decision to choose 1910 was not exactly an easy choice to make for us, as we thoroughly enjoy the United Kingdom & Pennsylvania expansion. The UK/Pennsylvania expansion provides two new maps, multiple new mechanics, with excellent potential for highly increasing points on your routes. That is also a great expansion that we would highly recommend, but it still remains to be a close second spot for our TTR games. One of the main reasons we chose 1910 is because it is so small it could easily be transported to game nights and it exponentially increase the enjoyment of the original Ticket To Ride the way it was meant to be played. You cannot play 1910 without the base game of Ticket To Ride since 1910 is only cards. Plenty of newcomers are still waiting to play these games. Only two weeks prior to me writing this post, I had spoken to a co-worker who owns Ticket To Ride, but he had not opened it yet and had never played it prior to owning it. This example tells me how many people are still just getting into tabletop games like Ticket To Ride and how the 1910 expansion absolutely has to be on your list if you are to purchase the base game of Ticket To Ride. In the past when we’ve taught Ticket To Ride as a gateway game, as well as going forward, we will not under any circumstances, play the base game with anyone without using the 1910 expansion. If you own the base game of Ticket To Ride, you absolutely must own the 1910 expansion! At only 20.00 extra dollars, you will not regret what you are combining with the original game. 1910 adds what the base game needs.
Ticket To Ride - 1910
Overall Meeple Rating: 8/10
1) Full Size Playing Cards
2) 35 New Destination Tickets
3) Globetrotter Bonus Card
4) Big Cities & Mega Game option
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