Ticket to Ride

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October 2, 1900 - 28 years to the day that noted London eccentric, Phileas Fogg accepted and then won a L20,000 bet that he could travel "Around the World in 80 Days". Now at the dawn of the century it was time for a new "impossible journey". 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 which of them can travel by rail to the most cities in North America - ...
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October 2, 1900 - 28 years to the day that noted London eccentric, Phileas Fogg accepted and then won a L20,000 bet that he could travel "Around the World in 80 Days". Now at the dawn of the century it was time for a new "impossible journey". 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 which of them can travel by rail to the most cities in North America - in just 7 days. The journey begins immediately... Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. Included in this popular game made by Days of Wonder is a detailed board, game cards, help cards, rules, train miniatures, and more! * 2-5 Players * Age 8+ * 30-60 minutes 2004 Game of the Year in Germany "Once you play this game, you'll never play TransAmerica again. It's a fantastic medium-weight game - one that plays equally well with two to five players. The components are superb, the artwork is great, the game is downright fun (and nasty sometimes), and the total package is a very strong contender for the Spiel des Jahres 2004 Game play is very tight, and I found that game scores can run very close - making for an exciting game, all the way down to the finish." Tom Vasel - boardgamegeek.com 9.5 out of 10 rating "I feel safe in saying that Ticket to Ride is an absolutely superb game and is highly recommended." Greg Aleknevicus - The Games Journal
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  • UPC: 824968717912
  • Manufacturer: Days of Wonder
  • Ships to contiguous 48 states only. No PO boxes or APO/FPO.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

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    This game has been a hit each time we've played. My nephews are 10 and 12 and get really into the game, but so do other adults we've played with. You never know who will win (something I don't usually like in a game, but it's fun here). Great game!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

    Fabulous family fun

    What a great game to play with all age groups. My kids (ages 8 & 9) were able to develop winning strategies from the start. It's one of those rare strategy games in which parents do not have to "dumb down" their play in order to not overwhelm the kids. In my family, grandparents, aunts, parents, kids,...we all play it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

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    Great family game for all ages; fun way to learn geography

    We own 7 editions of the Ticket to Ride games and they never get old because of numerous possible combinations of routes and destinations. All feature beautiful artwork and come with high quality game components. This original Ticket to Ride game features a map of the lower 48 states, including a few stops in Canada. As with all Ticket to Ride board games, it forces players to strategize and accommodate for unexpected turns of events. The concept and play is simple enough for children to learn in 5 minutes, yet exciting enough to keep players of any age at the edge of their seats. This and other games are a great and fun way to get kids away from the computer or TV and spend enjoy some family time. Be forewarned: Tensions may arise from players taking segments of each others' planned routes! Other Ticket to Ride board games I highly recommend: * Ticket to Ride Europe: features a map of Europe from spanning from Scotland to Spain to Russia and Turkey. * Ticket to Ride Germany (Marklin Edition): features a map of Germany including stops in bordering countries. Especially fun for students of German. * Ticket to Ride Nordic Edition: features Scandinavian countries and cities. More suspenseful than other editions due to longer routes. * Ticket to Ride Swiss Map Expansion: My favorite map, but requires the ownership of one of the other games (America, Europe, Germany or Nordic Countries) to play as it only comes with the map (board) and destination tickets. You will need the trains and train cards from one of the other games. * Ticket to Ride 1910 Expansion for the American map: adds larger train cards (easier to hold) and many new destination tickets to expand the number of possible routes. * Ticket to Ride 1914 Expansion for the European map: new destination tickets to keep expand the number of possible routes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Great game for entire family

    This game is a family favorite. It is non-confrontational, though competitive. Players work to build a continuous railway across America. The game is well constructed and is meant to last a lifetime. My mother who is in her 60s enjoys it as much as my 10 year old. There is luck involved in play, however, strategy is much more important. The game dynamic changes significantly with different numbers of players. Playing with fewer players seems to compliment one strategy, while playing with more players requires a different strategy. It is almost like having two games in one box. (One odd thing, however, is that Chicago is depicted on the map as being in Indiana, rather than Illinois.) All in all, a beautifully made game that is fun, and doesn't lead to hurt feelings on the part of the loser.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    love this game!

    This is a fantastic game. So ingenious. We played it so many times over the holidays and each time it was more addicting. Definitely a keeper for the family game collection!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Family Favorite!

    Our family loves this game, and everyone can play it! As a foreign exchange student, my daughter took it as a gift for her host family as it teaches American geography passively and is typical of what her American family does together for fun! It makes a great gift for a family!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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