Smart Scoring "Ticket To Ride"
Chimera Software, LLC
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
Tired of counting trains? Let the Pointsman score your games of Ticket To Ride automatically using nothing more than your iPhone's camera!
The Pointsman is 100% free with absolutely no ads. If you find yourself enjoying the Pointsman and want to support it, please consider leaving a tip via the app.
You can use the Pointsman during normal gameplay to confirm player scores, or just leave the scoring till the end and maximize your enjoyment! The Pointsman will tally up all player routes, route scores, station placements, longest train routes and other game specific bonuses, plus all destination tickets. Everything is presented on a beautiful “score ticket” you can share as a memento of your game.
Pointsman uses ARKit, CoreML and custom machine learning to recognize trains on the game board; training the models to make this possible is specific to each set. As such, the Pointsman currently only works on the following versions of the game:
Ticket To Ride (USA)
Ticket To Ride: USA 1910 Expansion
Ticket To Ride: Europe
Ticket To Ride: Europa 1912 Expansion
Ticket To Ride: Rails and Sails, The Great Lakes
Ticket To Ride: Rails and Sails, The World
1. The Pointsman is not trained to recognize the transparent promotional train sets
2. The Pointsman is not trained to recognize the turquoise variant of the blue trains
For best results, stand in squarely in front of the game board and hold your device at approximately a 45 degree angle to the game board. To confirm that the score is accurate, you can perform the following two checks:
1. For each player the number of unused trains is printed on the score ticket, just confirm the number matches the actual number of unused trains.
2. Every connection for each player is listed on the score ticket, you can manually confirm each connection is accurate.
If the Pointsman does make a mistake, simply tap on the player's score to access the score editing interface to make the necessary corrections.
Want to try it out but don't have a finished game handy? Just go to http://chimerasw.com/pointsman/ and use the Pointsman on the image there!
Please note that the Pointsman is not affiliated with Days of Wonder or Ticket to Ride in any manner whatsoever. I am just a fan that finds counting trains to be quite tedious. If you are reading this then you probably do as well!
A warm thank you to everyone who have reached out to help make the Pointsman even better!
• In the last update we introduced a bug which prevents you from scanning multiple tickets in a row; this is now fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Trouble recognizing black train cars.
This is a fantastic app that does a great job of scoring through the iPhone camera, but it does seem to have trouble accurately scoring the black train cars. I was getting negative points for incomplete tickets, so as a test I replaced all the cars with blue pieces and used the app again, after which it scored correctly.
It also occasionally reads printed route colors as train cars, but this happens less often and can be ignored.
Trains at 9, done easier.
I play Ticket to Ride nearly everyday at 9pm. This app has made our game play so much easier. There may be times it is wrong, (showing you didn’t complete a route when you did) but you can quickly adjust a route and solve the problem. Some of the ‘tickets’ in the app are backwards from what the cards read, 39 to be exact. We play the 1910 expansion pack and it has those few routes that are different from the original game. My biggest concern is Phoenix is spelled wrong and living in Arizona, it is an annoyance. This is the best app for allowing yourself to play the game and enjoy it, then count your trains/routes at the end. It gives a detailed list of what you did do you can have bragging rights at the end.
Works pretty good…
Once we figured out getting it to read the map it works pretty good. However, it has trouble with the clear purple train cars that were promotional giveaways at some point. It makes a mistake or two here and there that might be manually corrected but the correction screen has a problem. The switches to turn routes on and off are there but the names of the routes themselves are not… makes it kinda hard to figure out which ones to turn on or off. Otherwise it does a fine job of the tedious task of summing up the game.
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- Chimera Software, LLC
- 47 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © Chimera Software, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Generous Tip $0.99
- Massive Tip $2.99
- Amazing Tip $5.99