This game is a really fun adaptation of the board game that I love to play. I like not having to count up all the pieces, shuffle and hold cards, and carefully place my trains on the board in the right spot. I love the ranking system as I think it demonstrates a players skill, but values their most recent game scores above their past ones.
One change that I would like to see made is a turn time limit. There is already a time limit for the whole game, but I believe one for a turn is needed! I’ve been in way too many games where the person who is clearly doing poorly stops playing, and the remaining players have to wait for his/her timer to run down. I played a game this morning where I had to wait 10 minutes until one player’s timer finally ran out just so we could take our last turn. The turn timers could be something set by the host of each game. I think anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes would be good.
This review is coming from someone who has played the board game probably a hundred times. Me and my family downloaded the game to play with some friends because of Covid-19. The game is for the most part a great adaptation of the original along with some added features that improve the experience like the timer and having your points gained by laying train cars added automatically. That being said there was one frustrating thing that wasn’t a problem at all in the actual board game. This is that there is no way to see all of your routes at one time when it’s your turn. This one little thing made 2 of my 5 games I have played so far on the app feel as if I loss not by my own sword but instead because of the app. If this was added in I would give this app a 5 star review without thinking twice.
Our family really LOVES this game. We have played either the board version or online version every day since I bought it three weeks ago, and we have almost all of the versions. However, it is incredibly frustrating that the app crashes multiple times during an evening of family night games. It’s almost to a point of always having to revert back to USA on the board game since most of the other online versions randomly crash either at the beginning of the Local setup or mid game. Don’t know if I should continuously log what is happening when it crashes to send to the company but I don’t know who wants it or will do anything with it.
Please figure it out. I can’t win the board game.
I still cannot select certain combinations of my avatar’s colors and gender. Certain colors are only available for each gender.
The game works great overall, but the sound FX are repetitive and annoying. I’m fine with them in general, but hearing a horn blast every time it’s my turn gets tiring. The banner that appears before my turn covers up the board and one of the train cards, and lingers for an excessive period of time. Also, when choosing my avatar, I can only change the color, but not the gender.
If somebody doesn’t play and leaves the game without quitting, it will make you sit there until their time runs out. Could be up to 15minutes long. This has happened to me every single game I’ve played and everyone has to sit there and wait. Very big features fault that needs an enhancement. If someone doesn’t play within 2 min they should get replaced so everyone else doesn’t have to wait until their time runs out. Waste of time and I’ve heard this from every other player I’ve played with. Large defect
So I just recently changed to iPhone and I had to repurchase the app just to play on iOS. Problem is the game is almost unplayable on iOS but on Android I had no problems at all. I have to press home screen and then view programs, get back in the game just to refresh the game to see if it’s my turn since it just times out after I make an action. Other players are annoyed by my presence since it ruins the game play for others and myself since I’m slowing down the action. Idk what I should do..
The game is fun but the scoring system incentives playing the game not as designed. The AI wins the game by taking minimal cards and just focuses on building the longest route. If you try to get make the most legit routes the most efficient way possible you can’t score higher than someone who spends the first half of the game collecting cards then slapping them down over the long hauls (great job coding the AI). Please change the scoring to reward proper and efficient gameplay.
Don’t waist your time or money on this. I promise all you will get dealt is crappy cards, small routes. While your opponent gets the best of everything. Maybe I wouldn’t feel this way, If the developers would have made this game compatible for MacBook. After I bought the name on my MacBook. I realized how small the game board was and tried to download on my MacBook. Nope! If I want it I have to pay another $6.99 and buy all the different maps again.
Don’t waist your time or money on this. I promise all you will get dealt is crappy cards, small routes. While your opponent gets the best of everything. Maybe I wouldn’t feel this way, If the developers would have made this game compatible for MacBook. After I bought the name on my Iphone I realized how small the game board was and tried to download on my MacBook. Nope! If I want it I have to pay another $6.99 and buy all the different maps again.
In almost every game I have played online a player either drops out or (possibly?) just stops playing resulting in all other players having to wait until their time runs out. The default for each player is 15 minutes, and it can happen at any time. Theres no other, quicker way for a player to time out and be replaced by an AI, which is a major flaw in an otherwise decent board game adaption.