Every once in a while, when I am running events at a convention, a dealer who knows me will drop off a game for me to check out. At ConGregate in Winston-Salem, NC, Dan of Walt’s Cards (out of Maryland) dropped off Shadows Over Camelot, The Card Game, a game based on a very good board game. I love the board game, so I was very intrigued about the card game.

In the City: Origins is a new Card Drafting Game from Sherwood Games. In March of 2013, I had the pleasure of meeting Duncan Davis at MACE West. There he demonstrated a game called Into the City: Origins. The following June, I ran into him again at Origins and he was gracious enough to demo his game for me. I had a great time learning it and I bought it from him there.

Ticket to Ride is riding the rails of success in its board game format. It was inevitable that the game would break into the card game format, since at least two-thirds of the game mechanic of the board game is cards.

The small Ticket to Ride, The Card Game (T2R:TCG) box contains 148 illustrated cards. There are 8 different sets of train cards in 10 different colors, including 10 multicolored cards. There are also 16 locomotive cards, 6 Big City cards, and 46 Destination Ticket cards. The object of the game is to score the highest number of points by completing the Destination Tickets in your hand.