Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure. Players compete to connect different cities by laying claim to railway routes on a map of 20th century North America, visiting great cities and collecting points along the way. On each turn, players can collect cards of various types of train cars, purchase Destination Tickets or claim routes with pre-owned train cards. The longer the route that has claimed, the more points they earn. Additional points are also added to those who fulfil Destination Tickets â€“ goal cards that connect distant cities as well as to the one player who builds the longest continuous route.
Ticket to Ride features high-quality illustrations and components including: an oversize board map of North America, 225 custom train cars, over 100 illustrated train cards, and wooden scoring markers as well as 30 destination tickets
The rules are simple enough to write on a train ticket â€“ each turn you either draw more cards, claim a route, or get additional Destination Tickets, says Ticket to Ride designer, Alan R. Moon. The tension comes from being forced to balance greed â€“ adding more cards to your hand, and fear â€“ losing a critical route to a competitor.
- 1 Board map of North America train routes
- 240 coloured train cars
- 110 train car cards
- 30 destination tickets
- 1 summary card
- 5 wooden scoring markers
- 1 rule booklet