You’re living the dream. You’re in a band and they’re about to go on tour. It’s your job to schedule the band’s stops over your 100-day tour, visiting as many states as possible.
Each turn in On Tour, two ten-sided dice are rolled to make two two-digit numbers. For example, a roll of 3 and 7 creates the numbers 37 and 73. All players write each of those numbers in a state on their map. The regions they can write in are restricted by three cards turned up in the middle of the table.
At the end of the game, each player draws a route on their map, starting with a low number and visiting adjacent states with higher and higher numbers. Players get a point for every state they visit.
There are also some bonus points available, a way to get wilds, and a variable set-up step that makes every game different.
The second edition of On Tour now supports 8 players out of the box (instead of 4 in the first edition). A second copy of the game will support up to 16 players.
The map boards are double sided featuring the US map on one side (the one from the first edition) and a map of Europe of the other side.
The European map has the same rules as the USA map, but the differences in geography create a different feel and strategy.
There are fewer connections on the European map (70 lines for 39 countries vs 89 lines for 41 states). However, it is easier to get from one side of the map to the other on the Europe side. The max distance between any two countries is 6, vs a max distance of 10 on the USA map. So on Europe, it is easier to zigzag around the whole board, but harder to wiggle around in close quarters.