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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ticket to Ride

I consider my self to be Geek Chic, but the truth is I am probably more Geek than Chic. I have always loved games. I love video games, I love board games, I love card games, well you get the picture. Growing up I was constantly trying to find a victim player who was willing to play Monopoly with me.

Now let's fast forward many, many years later. I got married to a wonderful man who loves video games, but doesn't like to play other types of games. It could be he just doesn't like playing with me since I have been known to be competitive. For the last few years I have only played board games or card games with anyone but my husband, until recently. I subscribe to a great YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry.

On one of Geek and Sundry's episodes of TableTop, hosted by Wil Wheaton, he introduced me to a fabulous game called Ticket to Ride. All I had to do was show my hubby the video and not only was he willing to give the game a shot, but he ended up loving it!

Ticket to Ride was easy to learn (due in part to Wil Wheaton's video), fun to play, exciting, and the hubby loved it as much as I did. Playing with just two can be fun, but definitely the more people you have the more exciting the game is. The one thing I can say is that Ticket to Ride can be pricey. The best price I have seen for Ticket To Ride has been on

I thought I would share some info about Ticket to Ride.

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards 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.
  • 2-5 Players
  • Age 8+
  • 30-60 minutes
Object of the game:
The object of the game is to score the highest number of total points. Points can be scored by:

Claiming a Route between two cities on the map;
Successfully completing a Continuous Path of routes between two cities listed on your Destination Ticket(s);
Or by completing the Longest Continuous Path of routes.
Points are lost if you do not successfully complete the route given on your Destination Ticket(s).

Game Turn:
In Ticket to Ride, there are three possible actions a player can take during the game turn:
  • Drawing Train Car Cards
  • Claiming a Route between two cities on the board
  • Drawing additional Destination Tickets that will earn extra points if completed by the end of the game.
Ticket to Ride Versions Available:
  • USA
  • Europe
  • Märklin (German)
  • Nordic Countries
  • Card Game
  • Map Collection: Asia and India
  • Expansions: 1910 (USA), 1912 (Europa), Dice Expansion, Alex & Dexter
  • Ticket to Ride (Online Game)
Items of Interest:

Links of Interest:
Geek & Sundry (YouTube Channel)
Geek & Sundry (Website)
Ticket to Ride (Days of Wonder Website)

Ticket to Ride: Wil Wheaton, Colin Ferguson, and Anne Wheaton


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