Ticket To Ride board game
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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  • Pretty easy to pick up the rules
  • Another try with family games and third game purchased based on iPad experience (go iOS ).This I play with my daughter, my mother, my neighbor (16 years old) but not with my wife. It's too long for her :-).I play this (together with expansion) couple of time per week either "live" or on iPad. Great game.
  • A good one to play with novice gamers when I can't convince them to try Evolution.
  • For: Gateway, Adults, FamilyType: Hidden Goal, Set collection
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When I got into the hobby I tried really hard to have a strong base and play games that people had deemed as classics. In my opinion while a good game is a good game a lot of those games have been surpassed by a superior game that does the same things in a better way. I would actually use #Agricola as one of the few older games that really stands the test of time. I do think the way it has been streamlined in #Agricola (Revised Edition) makes it easier and eliminates what can be a real glut of sorting through expansion content but while I think it has many games that are similar I think it still stands up. 

I actually think this is one of the best uses of the BGG Top 100 because I think it's difficult for a game to maintain at a high level over time and it's also easy to see the games that have really dropped off. I personally think #7 Wonders holds up well, it isn't even close to my favorite drafting game, due to its player count. I feel similarly about games like #Power Grid and #Race for the Galaxy where there are games that do the same things I like better but they are still good games. I think #Pandemic is one of the best gateway games out there and I'm typically not a fan of co-ops. I think most Rosenburg and Feld games hold up, with some like #Le Havre being as good now as they were when they came out. #El Grande is another game to me that really stands up.

I think games like #Carcassonne #Caylus #Ticket To Ride and #Stone Age would be examples of games that have passed their prime and we now have better games to play that do the same things. 

I feel like #Ticket To Ride might be a better game. But, I enjoy #Catan more. So, I can't really recomend one above the other.

Camels + Racing = #Camel Up

Too many races + Territory Control = #Small World

Dinner Building + Card Drafting = #Sushi Go Party!

Haunted House + Traitor Game = #Betrayal at House on the Hill

Iconic Monsters + King of the Hill = #King of Tokyo

Bean Farming + Trading = #Bohnanza: Bohna Nostra

Trains + Route Building = #Ticket To Ride

I could do this all day...


I feel pretty similarly about #Ticket To Ride, while I can imagine it being a good gateway game for people I just can't imagine ever chosing to play it myself. That said, I don't know that there are any games I would refuse to play if the group was keen.

Yes, it is a long video, but it is worth watching it. 

The whole definition of train game is pretty opaque to me. For instance, I'm not sure that #Ticket To Ride counts as a train game. But, I'm not sure if I have played any real train games. I used to play games in the crayon rails system. My favorite of those is #Empire Builder. So, if the crayon rails games count as train games, then I would say that #Empire Builder is my favorite so far. 

I have yet to play games like #Age of Steam, #Railways of the World, any cube rails games, and, #1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties will be my first 18xx.

I can see what you mean about the game playing you rather than the other way around, although that isn't that unusual if you think about games such as #Ticket To Ride or #Carcassonne where you kind of just follow where the game takes you. Neither get anywhere near top of my list but can be a nice relaxing option if your brain is fried

I believe #Ticket To Ride would work. For the tickets you are just matching cities with those on the map and they give a visual depiction of where the cities are on the map. 

I guess it is a big gathering. When we get together with my dad's family there are usually 80ish people if everyone is there. So I'm not really use to thinking of it as big. 

They really enjoy: CarcassonneCatan especially with the Cities and Knights expansion, Dominion: Second Edition, two somewhat heavier games that usually come out are Power Grid and Acquire

Edit: PandemicForbidden Island, and Ticket To Ride are done others that get played. 

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