With most of us still self-quarantining and social distancing, family-friendly tabletop games are more important than ever. After releasing several print-and-play games for free last month, board game publisher Asmodee is offering a free print-and-play expansion to popular tabletop game Ticket to Ride.
Ticket to Ride: Stay at Home is a cute, printable expansion for 2-4 players that replaces cross-country train routes with traveling to and from different rooms of a house. The recommended age is 8+.
Note that it’s not a full game. You’ll need the physical trains and train cards from Ticket to Ride, Ticket to Ride Europe, or Ticket to Ride Germany in order to play.
The expansion includes its own printable board for an all-new map, including destinations like Sister’s Room and Dad’s Chair.
The gameplay is largely the same: each turn you draw cards hoping to create a matching set of colors to place trains and complete tickets.
The expansion adds a new semi co-op element: family routes. Only one train can be placed on the multi-colored family route on a turn, but anyone can add a train car to a single route. Once a family route is completed, anyone who has placed a train car there can benefit from it.
The Stay at Home expansion includes the new game board (printed on multiple pages to be combined) and new destination tickets. Ticket to Ride is available at all major gaming retailers, and is highly recommended as an excellent, easy to play family game.