Ticket To Ride board game
Ticket To Ride board game

Ticket To Ride

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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!

October 2, 1900 -- it's 28 years to the day that noted London eccentric, Phileas Fogg accepted and then won a 20,000 bet that he could travel Around the World in 80 Days. Now at the dawn of the century some old friends have gathered to celebrate Fogg's impetuous and lucrative gamble -- and to propose a new wager of their own. The stakes: $1 million in a winner-takes-all competition. The objective: to see the most cities in North America -- in just 7 days.

-Spiel Des Jahres 2004(German game of the year)
-As d'Or Cannes 2004 (French game of the year)
-Game of the year 2004 - Japan
-Game of the year 2004 - Sweden
-Game of the year 2004 - Finland
-Diana Jones Excellence in Gaming Award 2004
-Origins Award Winner - Best Board Game 2005
-Game of the year 2004 - Spain
-Parent's Choice Foundation Silver Medal 2004


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  • Simple light card drafting game with lots of luck. Only purpose of this game is to maybe get kids into the hobby, otherwise it is a waste of shelf space.
  • It's an OK game but i feel like, at this point i've played other games that scratch that same itch while giving me something i like better.
  • I think it can sometimes drag on a little, but it's still a solid fun, simple game
  • The greatest gateway game.
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I was exposed to the hobby world of tabletop gaming nearly six years ago when I attended PAX South.  I had attended PAX primarily as a video game enthusiast, but I always had an interest in board gaming.  I liked playing party games and trivia games and all the big commercial games like Risk, Stratego, Monopoly, and Scotland Yard. However, before PAX, I never knew such a vast world of hobby and designer games existed.  One of the first games I bought, and blindly I might add, was #Ticket To Ride. It was seemingly universally praised by all as a fantastic "gateway game".
Yuck.  I found the game to be extremely luck-based, and part of the game's "strategy" seems to be having to throw away turns (and victory) by being the only player willing to block an opponent's obvious monster route.  Perhaps, the game could be better with the right players, but even so- I felt the game to be dull.  I think I'd much rather have a ro-sham-bo tournament...WAY more exciting, and nearly the same amount of luck required for victory.

Welcome! #Ticket To Ride is probably my favorite of the ones you mentioned :)

Do you have any games you're wishing for for Christmas?

Damn, that's an awesome collection, a good size too. It seems like you're into different stuff to me though, which is always fun and interesting to see. I'll definitely have to have a look into some of these games.

I only actually have a few games: I dove in really deep initially and bought #Twilight Imperium 4th Edition and then proceeded to buy #The Quacks of Quedlinburg, #War of the Ring: Second Edition, and persuaded my friend to buy #Clank! In! Space!

I don't know how much I can recommend these based on our taste to be honest, because with big war games you'll already know if you like them before you buy them. #The Quacks of Quedlinburg and #Clank! In! Space! I can certainly recommend though.

I've held off on buying more games for the time being and starting playing my wishlist items over Tabletop Simulator, and also waiting for Christmas to roll around. I'm not sure why but I've tended to avoid the more classic games like #Carcassonne and #Ticket To Ride, but I really should give them a go. I guess they just don't massively appeal to me. I have also heard that other people new to the hobby do usually like heavier games before they mellow out into lighter ones, so maybe I'm in that boat.

So far, #Ticket To Ride and #Escape: Zombie City. Their pathetic non-nerd brains couldn't handle anything more complex than that

1. Prices are what I paid for them. I usually buy things on sale, discounted or even used. I also mostly play games with my wife, someone who likes light to mid-weight games, and my daughter, who is almost six.

#Carcassonne - $25

#Sushi Go! - $7

#Ticket To Ride - $35

#Barenpark - $30

#Stone Age - $35

#Draftosaurus - $22

#Superfight - $20

#Welcome to... - $22

Deck of cards with the remaining $4

2. #Shadows Over Camelot - I've always wanted to play the game.

#Specter Ops: Broken Covenant= Great game, might be my best game to get to the table because it's an easy setup and isn't too long. I love all-vs-one games

#Memoir '44= My favorite wargame. Takes a while to setup, but it's simple and really fun

#Architects of the West Kingdom= I'm not a very big fan of worker placement games, but this one comes together nicely and I like the artwork

#The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine= My friend owns this and we played it several times so far. It's a neat little card game, and we had fun being idiots together and failing everything

#Ticket To Ride= My least favorite, but it's still a solid fun game. Easy to play with my family

I haven't played games on a simulator yet. I play #Carcassonne on my tablet, as well as #Small World #Ticket To Ride #Castles of Mad King Ludwig and #Encore. I'll have to try out Board Game Arena. Is it pretty intuitive?

I don't love #Ticket To Ride but it's become a game that is played on family game night (my wife isn't big into games, and it's quick and easy with our 8 year old).  I'd never consider it on a game night with other gamers though.  There are just better games for my serious game nights.

A game everyone else seems to like that I don't: #Ticket To Ride