Ticket to ride - Game overview
Game designer: Alan R. Moon
Ticket to ride is one of the most popular modern board games..
It was originally published by Days of Wonder in 2004.
With simple rules and an extremely fluid game-play, Ticket to ride is the ideal game to make the whole family play together. Kids, Mum, Dad, Granny, everyone loves it.
The gameplay goes as follows:
Players must build a railroad network on the USA map (on another map depending on the game version).
At the beginning of the game, each player is dealt secret objectives (linking two cities on the map).
On his turn, a player can :
The game plays quickly, each player trying to keep his objective secret for as long as possible, while making sure noone else takes an important route that is needed. for one objective.
At the end of the game, players score points in three ways:
2004 - International Gamers Awards - General Strategy - Multi-player - Nominee
2004 - Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game - Winner
2004 - Meeples' Choice Award - Winner
2004 - Nederlandse Spellenprijs - Nominee
2004 - Origins Awards Best Board Game - Winner
2004 - Spiel des Jahres - Winner
2004 - Bruno Faidutti - Jeu de l'année - Winner
2004 - Tric Trac - Nominee
2004 - Jeux sur un plateau - JSP d'or - Winner
2004 - Boardgameratings - Best family game - Winner
2005 - Årets Spel Best Family Game - Winner
2005 - Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming - Winner
2005 - As d'or jeu de l'année Cannes - Winner
2005 - Juego del Año - Winner
2005 - Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year - Winner
2006 - Hra roku - Winner
2006 - Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game - Winner
2008 - Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection
2010 - Hungarian Board Game Award - Nominee
Play Ticket to ride online
We warmly recommend the Ticket to ride iOS app.
With the exception of the very weak Artificial Intelligence (you will need to play online or with friends to get decent opponents), the app has everything you need.
You can also get the Pocket version of the Ticket to ride iOS app, specifically adapted to smaller screens.