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Ticket To Ride Board Game

Updated on October 15, 2014
Ticket to Ride
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Come Aboard The Great Train Adventure With Days of Wonder's Ticket To Ride

If you have never heard of the Days of Wonder's Ticket To Ride, it is time you did and I am glad to have the pleasure to introduce you!

One of my children turned 16 this month and a friend spent several hours online carefully considering what he wanted to give my son for his birthday. It was definitely going to be a board game, but after the monumental success of Settlers of Catan, which his friend had introduced us to, there was pressure for this game to be a good one, too. Plus, if he chose successfully, the friend knew he would be playing the new game with us many, many times so, after careful research and thought, the Days of Wonder Ticket To Ride game was chosen.

Upon receipt, the box was given a careful scrutiny and a great and lengthy discussion was held about the cover and what the game inside might be like. Then the box was gently unwrapped and the sound that a new game box makes savored. (If you don't know what that sound is, you need to find a teenage boy and ask him.)

After that, a short time was spent with two heads bent over the box absorbing the rules and, once that was done, I was summoned to the kitchen table to play.

It turned out that Ticket to Ride is fairly easy to learn although the strategy part may take a bit longer to figure out. Fittingly, the birthday boy won the first two games but the third game, well I am only too pleased to say I whomped him, and I whomped him good! (As a result, I am betting that the next time we play and our guest has the opportunity to cut off my railroad, he will do so and do so with glee.)

Anyway, if you are looking for a bit more information about this game, read on. You will find some more details and some more fantastic reviews.

Read more about Days of Wonder Ticket To Ride on Amazon.

Ticket 2 Ride is recommended for two to four players aged 8-years old and up.

Name of the Game in Ticket To Ride

In this game you and your friends race to create railway routes across North America connecting major cities. As the building occurs, certain rail connections are actually completed and others are not when they are blocked by your ruthless opponents. (Although this game can be played without the ruthlessness.) A great mix of strategy and luck, the journey that is this game takes less than an hour to complete.

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Amazon Customer Reviews of A Ticket To Ride

This game has an amazing number of five-star Amazon customer reviews. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with this game as a gift for tween or a teenager.


"...all of Days of Wonders games so far have been fabulous, and it seems that each successive game gets better and better." ~~ Thomas J. Vasel, Uijongbu, South Korea


"My wife and I love this game, it is engaging, pretty short and can get tense toward the end. It plays well with 2 players or 3 to 5 players..." ~~ Learner, Colorado, United States


"My daughters (ages 8, 8, and 7) beg me every weekend to play this game. It is the right level for them: complex enough to be challenging, but not hard enough to discourage. And I am glad they are learning some American and Canadian geography along the way." ~~ David Bridgeland, Sterling, United States


"Ticket to Ride continues to be one of the highest-rated board games at numerous board gamer sites..this German-made game beats familiar games like Monopoly and Risk hands-down." ~~ Daniel L Edelen, Mount Orab, United States


"This game is relatively easy to learn and has that elusive perfect combination of strategy and luck that makes it so much fun to play. It works well with lots of different ages and groups and is almost as much fun to play with two players as it is with four or five. This is my new favorite game! " ~~ R. Spaulding, Providence, United States

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Ticket 2 Ride was chosen Game of the Year in Germany in 2004.

Ticket to Ride Expansion Pack

If You Have The Game, You Just Might Want The Ticket To Ride Expansion Pack

"Hop on board and discover a whole new ride!" ~~ Amazon

Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Europe | Source

More Ticket to Ride Games

People who love Ticket to Ride are also going to love these additional games.

  • Ticket To Ride - Europe
  • Ticket To Ride - Switzerland
  • Ticket To Ride - Marklin
  • Ticket To Ride - Asia
  • Ticket To Ride - 1912
  • Ticket To Ride - India
  • Ticket To Ride - Heart of Africa
  • Ticket To Ride - Nordic Countries

You can find these and other versions of Ticket to Ride on Amazon by clicking right here.


© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

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    • TreasuresBrenda profile imageAUTHOR

      Treasures By Brenda 

      5 years ago from Canada

      @DentalTalk: I've yet to play the European version, so I cannot answer your question. Hopefully, I'll get to try it one day.

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      DentalTalk 

      5 years ago

      Did you ever find that the europe version is a bit flawed? I find that whoever builds the big train seems to win because it's worth so much. Still great games/

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I don't know if I'll be buying it, but it sounds like a great game, especially if "Mom" can win (since I'm a mom, too)!

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      Carol Goss 

      8 years ago

      This looks like a lot of fun, Brenda, Thanks and Blessed by a new angel :)

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      We love Settlers of Catan! Ticket to Ride sounds fun too.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Good information on this lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      missbat 

      8 years ago

      I've never heard of this but it sure looks like a lot of fun! Great job on your lens!

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      Bambi Watson 

      8 years ago

      This looks so Fun!

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