Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘trains

Murder on the Orient Express

December 17, 2017

Murder on the Orient express is a remake of the classic film based on the classic Agatha Christie novel.  And they do a good job of making it feel old-fashioned.  There’s a certain, nebulous “murder mystery” feel that this new film is able to capture, and because of that I enjoyed it quite a lot.  […]


April 25, 2017

There are some themes that board game designers are drawn to far more than others: medieval times, fantasy adventures, war simulations. Trains is definitely one of those themes, one which countless games have been made for and which has been an important part in our current board game history. Steam is a product of this […]

Ticket to Ride: All Aboard the Bandwagon

February 6, 2011

Every once in a while a game comes along with captures the attention of casual and serious gamers alike, which dominates the leisure room table, whose reputation spreads through word of mouth like wildfire. Ticket to Ride is certainly one of the best examples of this type of game. Released in 2004, Ticket to Ride […]

Empire Builder: Back to the Beginning

December 13, 2010

All gaming hobbyists can usually pinpoint their gateway game, that game which opened the doors for them into the wider world of board gaming. For many people. This is usually a game like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne or Ticket to Ride. While Risk was the game which gave me a taste for better board games, […]

Ticket to Ride Europe: A Train Trip Through Memory

November 21, 2010

Ah Europe, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… while also playing a really cool board game. I received Ticket to Ride:Europe from my sister last Christmas and decided to go with the Europe version of the popular train game series because she knew that I have a certain soft spot for […]

Eurorails: Building Victory with Crayons

April 4, 2010

Eurorails My friend Matt invited me over a few years ago to try out this new board game he had learned. It was called Eurorails. At this time, I had never settled Catan or built Carcassonne and I really didn’t know much about board games beyond the usual suspects. Well, I was enamored. I fell […]