Can't really go traveling around right now. But even if I could, I doubt I'd be able to make it out to someplace like Amsterdam, as much as I'd like to someday go. Well, I can still live vicariously through games. And soon, I'll be able to visit that historic city in Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam, a new stand-alone set coming from Days of Wonder.
From the announcement:
Welcome to the 17th Century. You are in the middle of the Gouden Eeuw , the Dutch Golden Age. Amsterdam is the beating heart of global trade and the wealthiest city on Earth. Goods from around the world are piling up on the docks, in ship holds, in warehouses, and on the banks of its countless canals.
Find out about Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam, a new, quick version and small version of the classic game.
This is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race one another, this time in cart, to claim the most lucrative commercial routes, fulfill rewarding trade contracts, and collect precious merchandise from the bustling streets of this legendary city. Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.
Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is a stand-alone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 10 to 15 minutes. It includes 1 board map, 64 plastic Carts, 44 Transportation cards, 24 Contract cards, 16 Merchandise Bonus cards, 4 Scoring Markers and 1 rule leaflet.
Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is expected to be available in July in Europe and in September in North America at a suggested retail price of $20/20€.