Ticket to Ride has been available for the iPad for a while, as well as online at the Days of Wonder website. Now they have made a new version specifically for the iPhone, called Ticket to Ride Pocket.
Ticket to Ride Pocket focuses exclusively on the US map that made the game so popular in the first place, to deliver a user experience without compromise despite these devices’ smaller screen size. Four AI personalities (including an optimized version of US rail baron Cornelius Vanderbot Jr.), 20 unique achievements recognizing the players’ in-game accomplishments and 3 distinct leader boards all combine to make this version the best solo way to play Ticket to Ride.
Ticket to Ride Pocket also features a pass-and-play mode for multi-player gaming on a single device. Online play has been purposely omitted to prevent the interruptions inherent to mobile devices that would otherwise mar the online game experience for other Mac, PC and iPad players. Instead, Ticket to Ride Pocket features a brand new local network mode for play between multiple iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad devices over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks.
While it doesn’t sound like it’s as full-featured as the iPad version, it sounds like they have done everything that they can to make it work well on the iPhone. For only a buck, you can’t go wrong.