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Pointsman

Tired of counting trains

Tired of counting trains

Pointsman

by Chimera Software, LLC
Pointsman
Pointsman

What is it about?

Tired of counting trains? Let the Pointsman score your games of Ticket To Ride automatically using nothing more than your iPhone's camera!

App Details

Version
1.7
Rating
(53)
Size
44Mb
Genre
Utilities Family Board
Last updated
July 27, 2020
Release date
March 4, 2019
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App Screenshots

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App Store Description

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

Coming Soon:
Ticket To Ride: Rails and Sails, The World

Known Issues:
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!

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