With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.
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. 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 its introduction and numerous subsequent awards, Ticket to Ride has become one of the main "gateway games" - simple enough to be taught in a few minutes, and with enough action and tension to keep new players involved and in the game. It's alway a favorite at our hosted board game nights.
- Connect iconic North American cities and build your train routes to earn points
- Players must compete to grab the best train cards and routes before their opponents
- Ticket cards challenge you to plan ahead and connect two faraway cities for additional points
- Contains 1 board map of North American train routes, 240 colored train cars, 110 cards, 30 optional Destination Tickets, 5 wood scoring markers, and rulebook
- 2 to 5 players, age 8+
- 60+ minute play time