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Ticket to Ride: USA

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"Fantastic gateway game with a railroad theme!"
4 stars"

A wonderful game to introduce anyone into the realm of Euro-gaming. This is a classic “gateway” game for newbies to board games or for people who think of board games as Monopoly, Backgammon, Cluedo, Risk! etc.

This is the original version of the Ticket to Ride series of board games by Alan R Moon. The board shows a map of the USA.

The game is based on a set collection mechanism where you collect train cards to try to build routes to connect between cities. You score points when you complete a route from one city to another. The longer the route, the more points you get.

There are also destination tickets in which the “mission” is to link the two cities on the destination ticket together. You score points at the end of the game for each completed destination ticket. But be careful, you also lose points if you cannot complete a ticket.

This game won the Spiel des Jahres award for best game in 2004, and kicked off a series of Ticket to Ride variants like Ticket to Ride Europe and Ticket to Ride Marklin.

I still enjoy the original the most and so does my family and friends who have spent many hours playing this. There is an expansion for Ticket to Ride called ‘Ticket to Ride: USA 1910’ which adds more options to the game to make it more interesting.

You may also like to check out my other review for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Fun game for some very boring for others."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a good game to have in ones collection as its a great game to pull out when playing with people not up to speed with modern designer board games.

Its a timeless gateway game, and a stepping stone to more complex deeper games.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Very entertaining and enjoyable"
5 stars"
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We like to play this game as often as possible

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


One of the most popular games ever designed, Ticket to Ride is a simple yet strategic game of connecting cities in the United States with trains. On their turn, players simply draw train cards, claim routes on the board, or draw more destination tickets. Players must balance drawing cards into their hand with claiming routes before opponents in this friendly, yet competitive board game. The rules can be taught in only a few minutes, but games are varied enough to give the game unlimited replayability. With scores of plastic trains and a beautiful board, this is a game you'll find yourself playing time and time again with all ages.

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them 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. So climb aboard for some railroading fun and adventure. You've got a Ticket to Ride!

Contents: 1 board map of North American train routes, 240 colored train cars, 110 train car cards, 30 destination tickets, 1 summary card, 5 wooden scoring markers, 1 Days of Wonder online access number, 1 Rule booklet in Full colour. Box size approximately 30 x 30 x 7cm.

2 - 5 players
Ages 8 & up
Playing time: 50 minutes
Publisher Publisher: Days of Wonder
Author: Alan Moon
Artist: Julien Delval

 Winner Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) 2004
Finalist Deutscher SpielePreis 2004
Finalist Best Family Game Games 100 2005
Nominee Best Strategy Game International Gamers Awards 2004
Release date Australia
April 25th, 2008
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Play Time
30-60 minutes
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Board Game Type
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Board Game Requirement
Base Game
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Recommended Age
8 years or over
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Current sales rank
Top 200
All-time sales rank
Top 200
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