TOPIC: Every once in a while, we like to break away from the purely digital entertainment thing and throw down with a little old-school, analog board gaming. One of our house favorites for some time now has been the outstanding “Ticket to Ride” series by Days of Wonder. The only problem with analog? It totally doesn’t fulfill my deep-seated, nearly compulsive need for detailed statistics and progress tracking.
This started out really as a “proof of concept” of what was possible in Google Sheets, but in the end was nearly as much fun to create and get “just so” as it is to play the game itself! Anyone who has played TTR will immediately see the value in not having to chase little wooden pieces around the floor while playing, double and triple-checking people’s addition, or verifying that all of the trains are still present either on the board or in a bag – this sheet will do all of that for you. It also includes a few of what I considered the most relevant graphs and charts.
I invite you to check it out, download it, change it, make suggestions and comments … I’d love to hear your input and see if it can be improved!
Either way, thanks for checking it out and if you do use it, let me know!
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