Danny from ZiaComics.com teaches us how to play Ticket to Ride. It is a game for 2-5 players. It is a very easy game to learn and should take you 30 to 60 minutes to play.
Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes. It provides players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn.
Players collect cards of various types of train cars. These are used 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. Points are also awarded to the player who builds the longest continuous route.
The rules are simple. 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).
Ticket to Ride continues in the tradition of Days of Wonder’s big format board games featuring high-quality illustrations and components. These components include an oversize board map of North America, 225 custom-molded train cars, 144 illustrated cards, and wooden scoring markers.
Awards & Honors
2010 Hungarian Board Game Award Nominee
2008 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection
2006 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Winner
2006 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Nominee
2006 Hra roku Winner
2006 Hra roku Nominee
2005 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner
2005 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee
2005 Juego del Año Winner
2005 Juego del Año Finalist
2005 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Nominee
2005 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming – Winner
2005 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee
2005 Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner
2004 Tric Trac Nominee
2004 Spiel des Jahres Winner
2004 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2004 Origins Awards Best Board Game Winner
2004 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
2004 Meeples’ Choice Award
2004 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Winner
2004 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Nominee
2004 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee