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Update: It's finally here ... two days late.Considering it was supposed to be released today, a few people have been asking us: What happened to XBLA's Ticket to Ride Europe expansion? We really don't know. We tried contacting developer Playful Entertainment and pretty much anyone we know at Micros...

July 30th 2008 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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XBLA's excellent Ticket to Ride is ready to cross the Atlantic to receive the Europe expansion board next Wednesday. According to developer Playful Entertainment, the new continent will cost 600 MS points ($7.50) and add new gameplay elements like ferries, tunnels and train stations.In the retail...

July 23rd 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Stock up on coal and keep the train engine warm, because next Wednesday, July 30th Xbox Live Arcade board game Ticket to Ride will be hauling in a new expansion. The upcoming European expansion board DLC will give players a new board to choo-choo on and add new game elements to the mix including fer...

July 23rd 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Alan R. Moon's Ticket to Ride has only been out for four years, but it has picked up several prestigious board gaming awards, and is quickly becoming a popular "haul it out of the closet and get yer game on" addition to game night. Last week, the Xbox Live Arcade version was released, joining Catan...

July 3rd 2008 at 6:00am 0 Comments

This week, XBLA in Brief takes on Happy Tree Friends and Ticket to Ride. One of them is a pretty good board game about building railroads. The other one is a weird game that doesn't really seem to take advantage of the cartoon upon which it's based. We'll let you figure out which one is which. [iTu...

June 25th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey kids! It's Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday and that can only mean one thing. That's right, it's time for some new XBLA games. Huzzah! This week's releases are Happy Tree Friends False Alarm and Ticket to Ride. False Alarm has you guiding your favorite furry friends through various hazards, doing you...

June 25th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Yeah we know the post title is a bit needlesssly grim. Let's face it, we're going to still be getting some information about releases from the ESRB. And hopefully some publishers simply won't much care about putting their games up there early. Others like Playful Entertainment, publishers of Ticket...

June 24th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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"Spiel des jahres" 2004, Zug um Zug Ticket to Ride, is laying tracks and will be ready to pick up passengers from Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday. The game is the debut title from Vancouver-based Playful Entertainment and will cost 800 MS Points ($10). Ticket to Ride joins other German board-to-dig...

June 23rd 2008 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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This week's Xbox Live Arcade releases (yup, plural) will both make your inner violent self cheer with bloody enthusiasm and your inner train conductor toot with excitement, because both Happy Tree Friends False Alarm and Ticket to Ride are releasing this Wednesday, June 25th to an XBLA near you.This...

June 23rd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Y'know, this seems familiar. Hmm ... yes it does. While we already knew the solid release date of Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm (June 25), Ticket to Ride has been something of an unknown quantity, with not much information about the game having ever been relased to the press. However, the last ti...

June 21st 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in March, we learned that the train based board game Ticket to Ride was chugging its way to the XBLA thanks to an entry on German's video game ratings board website. Now, thanks to the Gamerscore Blog, we get a few more details, albeit very little. Details including confirmation that Ticket to...

May 12th 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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The German Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK) is no stranger to revealing unannounced titles and Xblah.net points out they've done it again. The highlight for fans of XBLA board game translations like Catan and Carcassonne is that Zug um Zug Ticket to Ride is ready to build railways on Xbo...

March 21st 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments