Ticket to Ride

ticket to ride

Ticket to Ride, an enduring favourite around here.

We like it for evenings when we want a little game play but aren’t feeling very active, peppy, or cheeky. We play the European version, of course, and enjoy saying “Smolensk, Lisboa, and Roma” with as much flair as we imagine the names deserve. There are a few expansions that I’m eyeing.  It’s a question of what countries/continents I’d most like us to be more familiar with: India or Africa or Asia.

ticket to ride

We do have a family rule that makes it a better game in our opinion: you can pick up new cards and buy a route in the same turn. As far as we can tell, the original rule only slows the game down. Our adaptation makes it a game we can play even when we don’t have a whole evening for games. As, for instance, last night – when we squeezed in a board game before Rainer’s board meeting.


3 thoughts on “Ticket to Ride

  1. Shannon B says:

    I LOVE this game! One year, I gave a Europe set to everyone in the fam. If you want real excitement, buy “Nordic Countries”. Well worth the money and it’s seriously competitive…3 players max, though. It’s very strategic and a little complex – different rules to Europe. (For example, you can pick up two locomotives in one turn, or a locomotive plus another card – whereas in Europe, if you take a locomotive you can’t draw another.) Nordic also has the wonderful “tunnel” feature, and the board is truly beautiful – very Christmassy.

    As to the other expansions, I like India, but not FOR India – for Switzerland on the reverse of the board. Switzerland is a great map to play. I find India a bit frustrating – you can get hung up in a few places on that board, and it’s really difficult to link your routes into one continuous loop.

    Whew – sorry for the long comment – just so happy to find another TTR player, I guess!

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