Ticket to Ride Board GameIf you like trains, that’s the board game for you!

With a dynamic gameplay, Ticket to Ride is an award winner game where your goal is to connect cities building a network of railroads. The bigger the railroad is, the more points you get.

Ticket to Ride is a very easy to learn game. It involves elements of luck and strategic decisions. As many players are playing it together, the more difficult it is from achieving your goals.

Product Details

Ticket to Ride Board GameName: Ticket to Ride
Creator: Alan R. Moon
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Year Published: 2004
Category: Strategy
Number of Players: 2 – 5
Age: 8 and above
Play Time: 30 – 60 minutes
Learning Difficulty: Easy
Game Rules: Click here
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All the finishing from the components, from the board itself to the trains, are very detailed and of excellent quality. It’s one of the games that you open and is immediately proud of your acquisition.

The cards have a smaller size, which makes it better when you have a hand full of it. The trains are not very detailed, but just the fact that you have a Train miniature, makes you feel good. Placing it on the board or just organising it in front of you, makes you already have fun. Take some time and look around when you play it to see how your friends organise it before playing. The board has a very nice artwork and place you in North America. The score makers are made from wood and have different colours. I would prefer it to be shaped in a traveller or so, but the wood touch is quite good and makes it easier to mark players that have the same score as you can stack each other.

I do believe that the attention the publisher provide in making its cards, pieces and board directly impact in our experience while playing it and Ticket to Ride does it very well.

Ticket to Ride Trains Board Game

Game Experience

Playing Ticket to Ride is really fun. As you progress, you get points for connecting cities, but you also receive points for achieving your goals, which no one knows until the game finishes. As a matter of fact, being the first in points until the game finish helps, but doesn’t mean that you’ll be the winner. If you or someone else didn’t complete a goal, that many points will be subtracted from your total. If you achieved it, it would be added.

The turns are usually played at a fast pace as you have a limited number of choices to make. You can either draw cards, place trains or choose new objectives.

Every game you play has a different dynamic as people usually has different objectives. During the game your route may get locked by another player, so you have to be careful not to forget routes that are usually crowded of players trying to go through it.

It’s definitely a game to keep in your collection and play often. It never gets old and it’s always fun.

Interested? Buy it or read more reviews at Amazon.

My highest score is 139. What’s yours?


Playing board games since I was 8, I created a passion for different styles such as Strategy, Cards, Family and Role Playing Games. My current favourite board games are Ticket to Ride, Tokaido and Rummikub.


  1. Hi thanks for this in depth review, my son is a big train fan, I’m a fan of strategy games and I’ve been trying to get him to develop some more strategic thinking. It sounds as though this may be perfect for the two of us to play!

    • Marcelo Reply

      It sure is. I believe you both will enjoy it.
      Have fun!

  2. Sounds like a great game of logic! I totally agree about the care in production, the graphics and finish of the whole thing really makes an owner proud. I always check out the finishing of items I buy, I find its directly linked to its value.

    • Marcelo Reply

      It’s really linked Tami. It helps you enjoy more the game while playing it. That’s why I always talk about it when I do my reviews 😉

  3. It looks interesting. I love the idea of connecting cities.
    Is it possible to play 1 round more then 1 hour and extend it? 60min seems a short time!

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