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Subject: 1910 expansion causes everyone to draw a ton of tickets at the end? rss

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Christopher J
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It seems like everyone draws a ton of tickets at the end in big cities or mega variants round after round if they completed a route across the map (especially big cities).

Often, it seems like you can pickup tickets you already completed on each draw.

Is there anything you can do to stop this??? Drawing tickets should be risky, but now people constantly draw tickets for several rounds in a row.
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Greg Darcy
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Not sure about 1910, but it is true in Big Cities Europe. It is kind of a necessary part of effectively shrinking the map down by reducing the city count. It can go horribly wrong though. And if you want to increase the risk, try blockading one of the ticket cities.

I haven't seen it so much in Mega Europe.

However compared to Switzerland, it is a minor problem. Actually thinking of Switzerland, they minimise the ticket draw by discarding rejected tickets rather than putting them at the bottom of the draw pile. It means tickets run out. you could try that if it bothers you.
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That can happen in 1910, but it's not a problem because you can play all your trains quickly to prevent people from drawing a bunch at the end. Those are the two main strategies, lots of tickets vs. playing quickly and getting nice board points, etc.
 
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Darren Martin
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When we play the 1910 Megagame my wife always spends her last few turns grabbing tickets, after building one long coast to coast route during the rest of the game. It usually pays off for her, too.
 
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By my estimation, if a player is able to connect 3 of the 4 major cities (LA, NY, Chicago & Houston) you are more likely to grab a ticket you already have. It’s still a risk otherwise. If you want to stop it, don’t keep grabbing tickets yourself and spend some time blocking key routes after you complete your initial routes... I don’t particularly care to play that style, but it would be effective in thwarting the end turn ticket grab.
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jernchr11 wrote:
It seems like everyone draws a ton of tickets at the end in big cities or mega variants round after round if they completed a route across the map (especially big cities).

Often, it seems like you can pickup tickets you already completed on each draw.

Is there anything you can do to stop this??? Drawing tickets should be risky, but now people constantly draw tickets for several rounds in a row.


My wife does this when we play Mega as well. But when we play Big Cities she isn't always quiet as luck if you are blocking at all. Otherwise Mega often turn out that way toward the end game.

Or you could add Alvin and Dexter laugh
 
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Gilbert Quinonez
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Playing 1910 Classic instead of 1910 Mega makes this less of a problem, if you consider it a problem.

But yeah, either rush to finish game early or draw tickets at end is how most games seem to go.
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