As a board game geek, I love that I can find some of my favorite games (Catan, Carcasonne, and Wits & Wagers for example) on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

While it may be old news to some, I'm excited that Ticket to Ride is making its way to XBLA.  In addition to it being a great game, I won't have to clean up cards and tiny wooden trains from my dining room table!

This is a great gateway game that you shouldn't have much of a problem getting your non-gaming wife or girlfriend to play.  If you are lucky, this could be the first step to your lady friend playing Gears of War or Call of Duty.

From the write-up:

It’s official: another popular board game will join the Xbox LIVE Arcade games lineup. Alan R. Moon's award-winning railway building game “Ticket to Ride” will be rolling in to XBLA this summer.

Developed by Playful Entertainment, “Ticket to Ride” challenges players to plan cross-country rail routes across North America and visit all the city stops in-between, racking up points as they race to reach the most destinations. The game will support play with up to five people on Xbox Live or four people on the same console and supports the Xbox LIVE Vision Cam for hours of family-friendly fun.