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Thursday 29 October 2015

Most extreme Ticket to Ride "short journey"

Over the holidays I was playing the very enjoyable board game: Ticket to Ride Europe.

My primary-school age son was creating the strangest combination of railways. He handed dozens of cards in his hand through most of the game, and we were vaguely wondering what he was doing and whether he had understood the game.

At the culmination of the game -- when everyone's required journeys are unfolded, he proudly announced that he had completed one of his short journeys (Barcelona to Brussels). When we asked him to show us, he walked us through surely the most arduous and inefficient way of doing it. First the passenger goes across Spain and south down the Italian peninsular. Then a ferry run takes them over to Athens. Then north from Athens into Kiev, and finally west from Kiev to Brussels via Denmark.

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