Days of Wonder continues their Ticket to Ride series with a new line going in. This one will take you to France and the Old West (though not at the same time). Ticket to Ride: France includes a double-sided map, with one letting players build routes all across France during the Industrial Revolution. Players will need to lay down tracks and decide what color those routes are before actually laying out their trains. The other side of the map is the Old West, where players will build routes from their home cities. But beware, build a route to a rival's city and they'll earn points, too.
From the announcement:
This expansion will challenge the players’ existing habits, as this time, before claiming a route, you will need to build the tracks and choose their colors. This simple variation adds a new twist to Ticket to Ride and makes the France map completely unique. The double-sided board also features a map of Old West, where up to six players can develop their railway networks starting from their Home Cities. Claiming routes along the way will make players face a dilemma: every time a player takes a route which leads to a city controlled by an opponent, that opponent scores the points.
Ticket to Ride – France includes a oversized, double-sided map. The French map is designed for 2-5 players and includes 58 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus cards, and 64 Track Pieces. The Old West map is designed for 2-6 players and includes 50 Destination Tickets cards, 2 Bonus Cards, 40 White Train Cars, 18 City Markers, and 1 Alvin the Alien Marker. Both of these maps require the trains and the train car cards from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride® Europe. This expansion is scheduled to be available at Essen and in Europe late October followed by a early November release in the USA, at a suggested retail price of €40-$44.99.