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Ticket To Ride
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- For 2-5 players
- Tons of replay value
- One of the most popular specialty games of all time
- Takes 30-60 minutes to play
- There are 225 Colored Train Cars
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From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
The Ticket To Ride Board Game is a cross-country train adventure that celebrates Fogg's impetuous and lucrative gamble to travel "Around the World in 80 Days" by proposing a new wager. The stake is a $1 million prize in this winner-takes-all competition. The objective of this train board game is to see who can travel by rail to the most cities in North America in just seven days. This Ticket To Ride game can be played by two to five players. There are 225 colored train cars and players have to collect cards that allow them to use the different railway routes connecting the cities across the USA. This Ticket To Ride Board Game comes complete with a detailed board, game cards, help cards, rules, train miniatures and more.
Ticket to Ride Board Game:
Game enacts a cross-country train adventure
Players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America
Includes detailed board, game cards, help cards, rules, train miniatures, and more
Based on "Around the World in 80 Days"
$1 million prize winner-takes-all competition
Travel by rail to throughout the US within seven days
This Ticket To Ride card game can be played by 2 to 5 players
Includes 225 colored train cars
What is it?
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America.
The longer the routes, the more points they earn.
Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.
1 Board map of North American train routes
225 Colored Train Cars
144 Illustrated cards
5 Wooden Scoring Markers
1 Rules booklet
30-60 minutes to play
Top Customer Reviews
But please, I love Amazon, but their Days of Wonder games are all overpriced. You can get this and their other games much cheaper on designated game sites. Do a search, read other reviews, boardgamegeek is a wonderful place to look and compare games. This was one of the first games I bought and I just keep finding more neat games to buy that you can't find here.
***Fast forward 2010*** This is still a great game, that hasn't changed. Just want to note that Amazon does have better pricing on this and other games now, especially when free shipping is involved.
However, I still prefer the Ticket to Ride Europe with the Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride 1912 Expansion because of it provides more interesting challenges (ferries and tunnels) and adds stations players can use to get around being cut off in completing their routes. These stations can easily be used in USA or other versions. Europe still has the "longest route" bonus points award but this is easier to get for everyone because if you have to use a station to complete a route ticket, it no longer counts toward your getting the longest route award.
Another excellent option over the USA version is the ...Read more ›
And is the game any good? The short answer is that once you play this game, you'll never play TransAmerica again. It's a fantastic medium-weight game - one that plays equally well with two to five players. The components are superb, the artwork is great, the game is downright fun (and nasty sometimes), and the total package is a very strong contender for the Spiel des Jahres 2004. (which it won!) After my first playing, I ranked it an 8; but after multiple playings the rating moved up to a 9, then a 9.5 - and if I keep playing the game at this rate - may move into my top ten list. Game play is very tight, and I found that game scores can run very close - making for an exciting game, all the way down to the finish.
Each player receives forty-five train cars in one color, and places a matching round token of that color on a scoring track. A large board is placed in the middle of the table, with a map of America (circa late 1800's) superimposed upon it. Thirty-six cities are there, each connected by one or two "railroad lines". These lines are made up of one to six spaces, and are one of eight colors: purple, yellow, black, white, green, red, blue, brown, and gray (neutral color). A deck of "tickets" is shuffled, and three are dealt to each player. Players may discard one of them, but must keep at least two of them.Read more ›
The game components are well made and beautiful, and the box is designed to store them well. This is very important, as the game has lots of pieces: cards, colorful plastic trains and wooden marker tokens.
Each turn lets you make decisions, play is never merely mechanical. Each time you play you will be able to choose one of three different actions: claim a train route, collect train cards or gather destination tickets. Each of those actions implies further decisions: Do you take a red train or a blue train? The short Duluth or Phoenix? Risk the big payoff tickets or keep only the safer, smaller points destinations?
The instructions are simple enough for non-gamers and children, but game play is engaging for all levels of play. The game accommodates both laid back and cutthroat gaming styles.
If your family games you should add this to your collection. If you are new to gaming and need a place to start, this is a fine first buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but for a game this cool, I was willing to go for it. We have two sons 10 and 13 who love playing this as well. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Ty T.
Lots of fun! Easy to learn, but lots of technique that can only be perfected by repeated play- unless you're my husband and look up YouTube videos on strategy like a dirty... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kelly O
We LOVE this game! It's well constructed, the box isn't too large for it's pieces (huge pet peeve) and worth every penny.Published 2 days ago by C. Crosley
A really fun game and easy enough for older children to play but challenging enough for adults. A great introduction to learning to play the more challenging European version of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kathleen H.
Great game! I can see why this game has won so many awards over the years. This game is nothing but fun. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Daniel Doty
As a long-time table-top gamer, from RPGs to collectible card games to minature-based games, I'm impressed with Ticket. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer