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Dan Edwards
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I don't recommend having your head exploded due to the pressure generated by your brain being boiled by sizzling hot laser beams shooting through your eye sockets. It just ain't good.

Ticket to Ride can be a fun, family game. It's got Choo-choos. It's got colors. It's got a nice map that teaches geography while building strong bodies. It's got Choo-choos. It has a totally irrelevant back story. It's got neat cards. And Choo-choos. It also has the secret trap that turns your skull into a grenade of overheated gray matter.

My wife was instantly taken by TTR. She likes Carcassonne, Catan, and even plays Memoir '44 on occasion. She even kicks my butt at Up Front, and annoys me by calling the satchel charges "blow-up bags".

She might even be called a competitor, something that was driven home to me when our first child was born and she immediately demanded to see the weight charts for all the other kids born in the hospital that day (we won for heaviest and largest head).

Now, normally a session report includes stuff about how the game went, but I can't do that, because my head was exploded, wiping out any memories I had about whether my strategy was to go for the long routes or complete a bunch of short tickets. I can barely recall listening to the CD of train music I'd burned for background when we played (There are about a billion and six train songs, BTW).

What I dimly recall is that after a narrow victory, I decided to double check my score by picking up the Choo-choos as I tallied each route. When my bride wanted to verify my math, I told her that I'd picked up the trains...and then two strange lights began to glow where her eyes should have been.

I'd heard the phrase "If looks could kill" but whoever came up with it has never picked up the TTR trains too soon for the spouse to check them, otherwise they'd know that looks can not only kill, they can make your head explode like a pan of Jiffy Pop on enough steroids to make a pro baseball player blush.

I love TTR. So does my better half. But please, people, be careful with those killer Choo-choos.

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Giles Pritchard
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Great to read about you using music to enhance you game of TTR!!!

Cheers,

Giles.
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Lori
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Yeah, sorry about your brush with death there, but can we hear more about the train songs? This would make a great geeklist.
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Dan Edwards
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ellephai wrote:
Yeah, sorry about your brush with death there, but can we hear more about the train songs? This would make a great geeklist.

Uh, I'll try....
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Stephen Tassie
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For anyone looking for train songs, go here for a list of them:
http://www.thespoon.com/trainhop/songs.html
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Tim Thorp
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Dude, you're a Marine, and she put the fear of God in your heart!? Man oh man, don't you EVER forget your Anniversary! laugh
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That's funny to hear about the train songs. Ever since I played an online game, I can't get the song "City of New Orleans" out of my head.
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Just call me Erik
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Bloodybucket wrote:
It's got a nice map that teaches geography...


No, it doesn't. My edition's map would have you believe that Washington DC is in Virginia Beach, Maine is in Canada, and Chicago is in Indiana. I don't know if this was fixed in later editions, though.
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Well, fortunately for you, she didn't kill you.

Perhaps she remembered the words of a famous train song and wanted to avoid a similar outcome:

"I hear the train a comin'
it's rolling round the bend
and I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on
but that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Anton.."


Perhaps the "Man in Black" reached back from beyond the grave and saved your life.
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Robert Wolfer
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This is an important warning for all married gamers. Thank you for doing this public service. blacktrain
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unixrevolution wrote:
....Maine is in Canada....


Its NOT?!?!?!
 
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