Since its release in 2004, Ticket to Ride has become one of the most successful games of all time and its widespread popularity has led to the creation of several expansion sets which allow for the exploration of new aspects of the game. With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure. Players compete to connect different cities by laying claim to railway routes on a map of 20th century North America, visiting great cities and collecting points along the way. On each turn, players can collect cards of various types of train cars, purchase Destination Tickets or claim routes with pre-owned train cards. The longer the route that has claimed, the more points they earn. Additional points are also added to those who fulfil Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities as well as to the one player who builds the longest continuous route.
Ticket to Ride features high-quality illustrations and components including: an oversize board map of North America, 225 custom train cars, over 100 illustrated train cards, and wooden scoring markers as well as 30 destination tickets
The rules are simple enough to write on a train ticket – each turn you either draw more cards, claim a route, or get additional Destination Tickets, says Ticket to Ride designer, Alan R. Moon. The tension comes from being forced to balance greed – adding more cards to your hand, and fear – losing a critical route to a competitor.
Since being first introduced in 2004, Ticket to Ride has continually delighted millions of board game fans worldwide, winning numerous awards and becoming the epitome of a "gateway game" -- simple enough to be taught in a few minutes, and with enough action and tension to keep new players as well as board game connoisseurs involved for the duration.
- Incredible Replay Value
- Can be expanded with a number of additions
- Suitable 3-5 Players
- 8+ Age
- 30-60 Minutes gameplay.