Say hello to an adventure-packed game where the players take turns to make railroads across the nation.
Are you ready to explore Switzerland’s dark tunnels? Perhaps you wish to venture out on a ferry! This will be a train journey to remember for the rest of your life. The icing on the cake is that you can play this game whenever you like – thanks to the portability factor.
The components of the Ticket to Ride game includes a board map, 158 cards (illustrated), 225 trains, and scoring markers made out of wood. The game is suitable for two to five players, and it takes approximately 45-50 minutes to complete one round.
There are no long pauses between the game as the player moves quite swiftly. Hence, the players can be sure that the gameplay will be exciting and swift. The classic game is much-loved by players across the globe.
Whether you are a teenager or a grown adult, you will enjoy the gameplay of Ticket to Ride (Europe edition).
In the year 2004, this game was awarded as the ‘Best Game of the Year.’ The European edition came into existence in the year 2005. The new addition to the game includes two routes – the ferry route and the tunnel route.
If you are getting bored or want your kids to play a ‘mentally stimulating’ board game, then this is the perfect pick.
Since it caters to the younger generation, the gameplay is relatively simple and does not involve complicated winning techniques. Before you start playing, take a look at the ‘how to play’ section.
The Objective of the Game
The player needs to score points by earning the following:
- Completion of the ‘longest continuous path’ of routes
- Completion of a continuous path between the two cities (mentioned on the destination tickets)
- Getting a route between two of the adjacent cities on the board map
How To Play Ticket To Ride (Europe Edition)
Alan R. Moon spent a considerable amount of time to design this mind-boggling game. Available in various editions, the Ticket to Ride game allows young ones to strategise and get entertained by the thrilling gameplay.
If you are aware of the first game edition, you must note that there are some new additions to the game – the ferry and the tunnel.
How to setup?
- Place the game board at the centre of your table. Each of the players will get 45 train cars (coloured). Plus, they will also get three matching coloured train stations and a scoring marker.
- Each player has to place his/her scoring marker on the start line.
- For starters, you will shuffle the cards and hand out four cards to each player. Place the remaining cards near the board and pick the first five cards from this deck. Place it face it (the one next to the other).
The gameplay is relatively simple:
- Whoever has visited the most European countries can start the game. The gameplay then begins clockwise.
- The player (when it is his/her turn) will either claim a route, draw train cards, draw destination tickets, or build a train station.
Starting the Game
- Before you take your first turn, you must take two (or more) destination tickets. If you wish to discard any destination ticket, put it back in the box without other players getting to know about what those tickets had.
- These discarded tickets may have a regular route or a long route. Please note that these tickets are held aside till the end of the game.
Components of Ticket To Ride (Europe Edition) Game
You’ll receive the following items within the game box:
- A rule book
- Board map
- 225 Train cars (coloured)
- 158 Cards (illustrated)
- 15 stations
- 5 wooden scoring markers
Game-Specific Terminologies to be aware of
- Locomotives: These act as the ‘wild’ in the board game. When you claim a route (a ferry route or any route), these locomotives will be useful.
- Claiming routes: If you wish to claim a route, play with a set of train cards whose quantity and colour match the spaces and colours of the route you have chosen.
- Ferries: These are the grey routes on the board map. You need to play with a locomotive card to claim the ferry.
- Tunnels: You can easily identify the tunnel routes as they have a tunnel marking.
- Building a station: You can build a station on an unoccupied metropolis. Two players cannot build a station in the same city. Players are allowed to build one step/turn and a total of three stations in the whole duration of the game.
Ticket to Ride Europe Edition is a fun-filled game that does not require expertise. However, there are specific rules to abide by.
Invest in this game to provide a thrilling experience to the younger ones. Well, age is just a number. Anybody can play this game and have a fun-filled time!