Ticket to Ride has had so many iterations over the past years that some may have already thought – enough is enough. Well, enough is apparently not enough as one of the most beloved euro games of all time is getting a legacy version – we think.
Days of Wonder Teases Ticket to Ride Legacy
The game, which has sold more than 8 million copies based on 2021 data shared by Across the Board Game Café, has found ways to introduce us to so many great instalments in the series, taking on trains as well as urban modes of transportation.
Now, Days of Wonder, the game’s publisher, has shared a teaser on Instagram in which it outlines a possible legacy edition. How do we know? Well, the portents are quite clear. The video features a map with cities and train locations, vintage footage of trains, choo-choo, and the names of Alan R. Moon – the designer of the original game, as well as Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau. The video may be watched here.
Now, you may have heard about Leacock from the fact that he co-designed Pandemic, an absolute classic in the genre that keeps on giving to this very date. Then again, there is Daviau who has crafted some of the best legacy games there are, including the Pandemic Legacy: Seasons 0, 1, and 2.
Meeples Herald’s team loved Pandemic Legacy Season 0 so much, we had to buy three separate copies, split into three groups, and then meet once a week to discuss how we have overcome certain scenarios. Those were the days!
Legacy Train for the Whole Lot of Us!
The meeting of Daviau, Leacock and R. Moon at station Legacy is definitely exciting for players and legacy games fans. Daviau is similarly the author of Risk Legacy, the popular wargame, and largely considered the first title in the legacy genre as a whole. He has also worked on Betrayal at House on the Hill, Ultimate Werewolf, SeaFall, and so much more.
Days of Wonder has not said what this video is all about, and only left a “Coming Soon” at the end of it. There is not really much to make out from the video beyond that – assuming the video shows gameplay – which indicates that the game environment may be evolving in a way similar to what has been seen in Pandemic Legacy.
But this isn’t saying much at this point, as legacy games are by default supposed to alter the environment in which you play. We are definitely very much excited about what may be coming about Ticket to Ride, one of the first board games in our own collections, and one of the best board games no matter how old you are.