This is my second map. It is an adaptation of the board game Ticket to Ride
The 'track section' and city placements are faithful to the original.
The major design decision I had to make was what to do with the cities:
- Option one: the cities territories (and major pinch points) all traffic from one track to another must pass through a city.
- Option two: the cities are open hubs. All tracks adjacent to a hub are linked to all other tracks ending at that city.
Game play and readability between the two would clearly be very different and I would expect they would appeal to different types player.
Territories would be simpler and easier to grasp, open hubs more challenging.
This version of the map uses the open hub concept.
Is one preferable to the other? Should I make them both available?