Amazon is introducing Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe, which allow the robot to teach and play the games, TTR publisher Days of Wonder announced.
After issuing the commands “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride” (or “Ticket to Ride Europe”), players are guided from setup to the end of the game, with full rules walkthroughs for new players. For experienced players, Alexa can customize to the number of players and track remaining trains, the longest route, points, and more. Alexa also provides thematic background music and sound effects while each player takes their turn.
Alexa can also act as an additional player for groups, or as a single opponent for a solo player.
The initial Alexa skills are available in English and French for the U.S., and United Kingdom, and France.