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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:10 am    Post subject: Ticket To Ride London - board game Reply with quote

I spotted this in a shop today, it seems to be a new board game for the Christmas market.



The subject of the imagery is obvious, possibly not the best representation of Steed and Mrs Peel but I'd guess deliberately so to avoid copyright issues.

Curiously though, despite the picture, the game appears to be set in the seventies...

"Welcome to the 70s world capital of fashion and music. Jump aboard a double-decker bus to rumble through London's historic streets, breeze past Buckingham Palace, pop into the British Museum or listen to Big Ben's chime echo across the Thames."

I noticed one of the playing cards features a Ferrari Dino, I don't know if that's a deliberate reference to The Persuaders! or if there are any other TV connections.

Anyway, it's good to see images of Steed and Mrs Peel on a new product. I will put this on my Christmas list.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Ticket To Ride London - board game Reply with quote

Ian Wegg wrote:
I spotted this in a shop today, it seems to be a new board game for the Christmas market.



The subject of the imagery is obvious, possibly not the best representation of Steed and Mrs Peel but I'd guess deliberately so to avoid copyright issues.

Curiously though, despite the picture, the game appears to be set in the seventies...

"Welcome to the 70s world capital of fashion and music. Jump aboard a double-decker bus to rumble through London's historic streets, breeze past

Buckingham Palace, pop into the British Museum or listen to Big Ben's chime echo across the Thames.
"

I noticed one of the playing cards features a Ferrari Dino, I don't know if that's a deliberate reference to The Persuaders! or if there are any other TV connections.

Anyway, it's good to see images of Steed and Mrs Peel on a new product. I

will put this on my Christmas list.




wow, interesting...thanks for posting it...yeah, the rendering of Steed & Mrs. Peel, is way off..could be a copyright issue....or maybe just not a great artist..

the other two is the Queen, and John Lennon ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're not meant to be Steed and Emma, just "inspired by" as something London-ish. The cards in the game also have 1960s/70s transport like the Prisoner's Lotus 7 and Brett Sinclair's car from The Persuaders! or near equivalents.

There seem to be lookee-likees of John Lennon and Princess Margaret on the cover!

It's a fun game, we got it a few years ago for our daughter to play with us, as she was a bit small for the larger/more complex map versions. It is quicker to play. Instead of trains, as in the "parent" game, this uses London buses.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
They're not meant to be Steed and Emma, just "inspired by" as something London-ish. The cards in the game also have 1960s/70s transport like the Prisoner's Lotus 7 and Brett Sinclair's car from The Persuaders! or near equivalents.

There seem to be lookee-likees of John Lennon and Princess Margaret on the cover!

It's a fun game, we got it a few years ago for our daughter to play with us, as she was a bit small for the larger/more complex map versions. It is quicker to play. Instead of trains, as in the "parent" game, this uses London buses.


so it's Margaret, and not the queen..gotcha ya !

so when does this game date back from ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This London one is from 2019, though the original Ticket To Ride with the map of the USA came out in 2005, I think. They've done variants, I've played the Europe one too which has different rules to the original with some station pieces and tunnels and ferries to link up your routes. It's an enjoyable, not-too-complex and not-too-simple game for 2 players, we've played it with more but it can feel like it takes much longer for your turn to come round. That's a problem for me as I always forget what I planned to do on my turn, haha!

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/276894/ticket-ride-london
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
This London one is from 2019, though the original Ticket To Ride with the map of the USA came out in 2005, I think. They've done variants, I've played the Europe one too which has different rules to the original with some station pieces and tunnels and ferries to link up your routes. It's an enjoyable, not-too-complex and not-too-simple game for 2 players, we've played it with more but it can feel like it takes much longer for your turn to come round. That's a problem for me as I always forget what I planned to do on my turn, haha!

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/276894/ticket-ride-london


have you played the 'original' version of this game (2005) or pretty much have stuck with the London version ?

games are sometimes, like that...i.e. fun, etc....been there..done that..i.e. forgetting my turn, etc...lol
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:

have you played the 'original' version of this game (2005) or pretty much have stuck with the London version ?

games are sometimes, like that...i.e. fun, etc....been there..done that..i.e. forgetting my turn, etc...lol
Yes, I played the American map original with my brother and sister-in-law a few times, and then we got it on a computer tablet and played it a lot there. It's not only the USA but has a bit of Canada too.

In a local toy shop we saw the European one so got that to play at home, and then I can't remember where we got the little London one, probably on a day trip somewhere, that's the cutest one and you can play it in a more confined space - not so much board and cards to spread out!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
mousemeat wrote:

have you played the 'original' version of this game (2005) or pretty much have stuck with the London version ?

games are sometimes, like that...i.e. fun, etc....been there..done that..i.e. forgetting my turn, etc...lol
Yes, I played the American map original with my brother and sister-in-law a few times, and then we got it on a computer tablet and played it a lot there. It's not only the USA but has a bit of Canada too.

In a local toy shop we saw the European one so got that to play at home, and then I can't remember where we got the little London one, probably on a day trip somewhere, that's the cutest one and you can play it in a more confined space - not so much board and cards to spread out!



well, anyway you spin it, it certainly sounds like loads of fun..what's not to like ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen it in the shops here and see it was first published in 2019. It says it's based on 1970s London but the box art is pure 1968.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's a bit vague. More a vibe thing Smile

I think they just wanted an excuse to include Lord Brett Sinclair's BS1 car...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
I've seen it in the shops here and see it was first published in 2019. It says it's based on 1970s London but the box art is pure 1968.



interesting obversation...how much difference was there..i.e. London scene, from 1968...to say 1971, up to around 1975....I remember going to London, for my high school senior trip in spring of 1970.....before I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force..( keep from being drafted ) and in 1974, was stationed near KENT..and it was still sorta the flower power scene in London...maybe not as much as it was in the swinging 60's....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Long 1960s" as cultural commentators and social historians call it...
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thinking that the cover to the board game, might make a interesting t-shirt.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
dissolute wrote:
I've seen it in the shops here and see it was first published in 2019. It says it's based on 1970s London but the box art is pure 1968.



interesting obversation...how much difference was there..i.e. London scene, from 1968...to say 1971, up to around 1975....I remember going to London, for my high school senior trip in spring of 1970.....before I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force..( keep from being drafted ) and in 1974, was stationed near KENT..and it was still sorta the flower power scene in London...maybe not as much as it was in the swinging 60's....
I think our dad took us on the Edinburgh to London shuttle flight in the late 60's for a short trip and showed us around. The ministry of aviation still ran Edinburgh airport (before the BAA)!. The trip was great. In my mind things changed quickly in the 60's with Moon landings, colour TV and the changing pop music. By the time I was a teenager the 60's were over! All great times.
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Rhonda wrote:
mousemeat wrote:
dissolute wrote:
I've seen it in the shops here and see it was first published in 2019. It says it's based on 1970s London but the box art is pure 1968.



interesting obversation...how much difference was there..i.e. London scene, from 1968...to say 1971, up to around 1975....I remember going to London, for my high school senior trip in spring of 1970.....before I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force..( keep from being drafted ) and in 1974, was stationed near KENT..and it was still sorta the flower power scene in London...maybe not as much as it was in the swinging 60's....
I think our dad took us on the Edinburgh to London shuttle flight in the late 60's for a short trip and showed us around. The ministry of aviation still ran Edinburgh airport (before the BAA)!. The trip was great. In my mind things changed quickly in the 60's with Moon landings, colour TV and the changing pop music. By the time I was a

teenager the 60's were over! All great times.



for some of us, the 60's, weren't over...fast enough...lol
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