Ticket to Ride is a simple yet surprisingly enjoyable board game, easily picked up by pre-teen family members—and your friends with wine glass firmly in hand. I’m not much of a gamer myself, so I can’t speak to the game’s relative merits or strategic weaknesses. But I’ve played it a few times now and a) scoring is by far the most complicated part of the whole exercise (so many trains, so many cards!*); and b) this problem is a good excuse to practice a little spreadsheet coding.
The product looks like this:
*It’s not like Settlers of Catan where you just hit 10 points and BANG, you’re done.
**Note that this code applies to Mac Numbers, but I find the two operate according to essentially the same rules.