A simple yet engaging train route building game (2-5 players, 45 minutes). Players compete for overlapping routes. Tradeoffs: blocking opponents vs. completing routes, low-scoring low-risk routes vs. high-scoring risky routes.

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In Ticket to Ride, how do you overcome bad initial tickets?

I've played fewer than a dozen games but have noticed that I can now guess with about 75% accuracy whether I'll win or not just based on my initial 3 tickets drawn. If I have a long transcontinental ...
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How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?

Here's a scenario to illustrate my question. My wife and I were playing Ticket To Ride: Nordic Countries earlier this evening - apologies if you don't own this particular edition, but hopefully the ...
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How is the “Longest Route” calculated in Ticket to Ride?

This had never even crossed my mind as an issue before, but someone brought it up in a comment on another TTR-related question, and having checked the USA rulebook I'm no longer 100% sure: When ...
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Does anyone have a way to modify Ticket to Ride to accommodate six people?

I recently bought Ticket to Ride to play at our monthly game night, which consists of three couples, i.e. six people. Stupid me, didn't read the five player limit before ordering the game. I've played ...
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In Ticket to Ride USA, does obtaining longest continuous path of routes highly correlate with winning?

It has in the first 15 (mostly 2-3 player) games I've played so far but I'm wondering if this is true in general. Are we missing strategies? Is this less true in 4-5 player games? Another way of ...
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How to reduce total screw-overs in Ticket to Ride so there's always a potential path toward victory?

My family and I have very much enjoyed playing the original Ticket to Ride, but I've noticed one issue that keeps coming up. It is very easy to be cheated out certain critical routes that could easily ...
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Are there any differences between the Ticket to Ride games I should take into account when choosing one?

There are many different variants and expansions for the Ticket to Ride series, and I'm curious about the differences. I know the standard version and the Europe version differ only by map, but I'm ...
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Correlation between a destination ticket's point value and the leastnumber of train cars it would take to fulfill it

I've been making my own new destination ticket for Ticket to Ride America. I noticed that for most of the destination tickets that come with the game, the point value is equal to the least number of ...
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“Ticket to Ride: Europe”: how to accommodate differences in players' strength?

I play "Ticket to Ride: Europe" with my kids (age 8 and 12) and I win too often. They do not want me to let them win: there's no fun in winning if you know the opponent didn't play to their full ...
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What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
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What are the restrictions on picking up locomotives?

If, after drawing one of the five cards from the face up train cards, and after replacing that card, the second card is drawn from the top of the deck and is a locomotive card, is the player allowed ...
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How can we remember to score points for claimed routes?

When we play Ticket to Ride we sometimes forget to score the points and move the score markers. You know; you're playing not only to get points, but to enjoy the game. And when someone realises they ...
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At the end of the game, can you play a route that is longer than your number of trains?

A recent quandary came up with some friends in a game of Ticket to Ride. If, in the last turn, you have the cards to play a route longer than the number of trains that you have left, can you do so? ...
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Can a route be included in more than one destination ticket?

The rules that come with the game do not specifically state the a route (between two cities) can be included in more than one destination string, but this is assumed when we play. Is that a correct ...
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Where can I find an exhaustive inventory of cards in Ticket to Ride?

I have fallen quite in love with Ticket to Ride on my iPad, but don't have the physical board game. As I attempt to master the game, I'm finding one difficulty, however- I don't have an exhaustive ...
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Do Ticket to Ride expansions work with the Europe set?

I have and love Ticket to Ride: Europe, and would like to try out some of the new expansion packs (Switzerland, Asia, etc... Don't really care about 1910). I was just wondering if I would have to buy ...
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Good ways to speed up a game of Ticket to Ride

I just played my first game of Ticket to Ride and we loved it. Our only issue was making it a little faster. We had some small obvious ideas that wouldn't affect the gameplay much, like keep score on ...
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What's the impact of allowing other players to continue while you choose tickets?

The rule book says that you need to decide on your tickets even before the next player takes his/her turn. How big a deal is it to allow a fellow player to decide on destination tickets while others ...
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Ticket to Ride Strategies [closed]

Hey! A few of my friends have gotten into ticket to ride, and we've been trying to determine a few strategies - obviously there's the build long trains and ignore tickets, or just accumulate a lot of ...
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Ferries and Tunnels in Ticket to Ride Expansions

My wife and I play a lot of Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries but recently we discovered we'd been playing Ferries incorrectly. Oops! A ferry is depicted on the board as, e.g., 4 red spaces and 2 ...
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Can the original Ticket to Ride rules from the US map be applied to Europe?

I am planning to get the Ticket to Ride: Europe and introduce the game to a new player. For a beginner, I was thinking of playing the European map with the original US rules. I will be ignoring ...
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Discarding Destination Tickets in Ticket to Ride

When you choose 3 destination tickets on your turn, what is the rule in regards to if you need to keep 1, 2, or 3? It seems that you must decide before your next turn. Toward the end of the game, ...
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When drawing Destination Tickets, can you discard any Destination Tickets or only those you just drew?

When picking up destination cards, after the initial deal, does the card(s) which the player chooses to discard, have to be from the three he picked up at that time, or can he discard a card which he ...
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What kind of paper should one use to print custom cards?

I am interested in printing custom cards for Ticket to Ride. I have some experience with printing (I used to run a magazine), so I would to print the cards with a regular printer or with a Kinko's. ...
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Can stations be used to traverse empty routes in Ticket to Ride Europe?

Ticket to Ride Europe introduces train stations to connect cities through routes that belong to other players. It recently became a point of debate whether stations can be used to connect cities over ...
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Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?

In Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa, are stations allowed? The rulebook explicitly mentions that the plastic carriage pieces and scoring markers from the main game are to be used, but doesn't ...
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How many completed routes is typical in Ticket To Ride (for each number of players)?

I played Ticket To Ride for the first time yesterday. I found myself wondering how many routes one typically "should" have completed at the end of the game if playing moderately well. I assume this ...
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When tunnelling, what happens when the cards drawn do not match those played?

In Ticket to Ride Europe, when I plan to build on top of tunnels, what happens when none of the drawn cards match the colours I have in hand? For example, Tunnel length: 3 grey segments Played ...
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What is the definition of an unused Station?

In the rules for the European game, the last sentence under "Building a Train Station" states A player is never required to build any Stations. For each Station a player has not used, four ...
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TTR: Destination ticket value changes in the America 1910 expansion

The BGG summary for the expansion mentions this: a complete replacement deck of the 141 cards from the original game deck: 30 Destination Tickets (4 cards have a reduced value from Ticket to ...
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How does the Ticket To Ride:1910 expansion change the original game?

What does the expansion contain? What are the different ways to play with it? How is each different from playing without the expansion? Is there anything else I should know about the expansion before ...
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In Ticket to Ride: Märklin, Do Passenger cards allow you to complete Destination Tickets?

Based on my understanding of the rules, you can use Passenger card to complete a route that a passenger is on. So, if I have a route of red trains and someone places blue in my path I can use the ...
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Is the Mystery Train expansion for Ticket to Ride available in sizes matching the 1910 expansion?

I have a set of Mystery Train expansion cards that I printed and laminated myself (they're not the most pleasant to play with, but they work). Since I got the 1910 expansion for Ticket to Ride, I ...
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Do the destination tickets in Ticket To Ride require that the player completes the routes, or only that the tickets are completed?

In other words, if the two cities are connected, is that sufficient for gaining the points on the destination ticket, or does the holder of the destination ticket have to connect the two cities using ...
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How would these Ticket To Ride variants change the game?

In a recent question we securely established that the "Longest Route" bonus in Ticket to Ride is earned by the largest number of train cars used to make the route, not the largest number of stops. ...
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How do I get the “5 routes” achievement? [closed]

What is meant in the poker player of using all "5" routes - is it all routes that use 5 carriages or tickets that score 5 points? I did the former but didn't get the achievement.
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Is there a bonus card when playing the Ticket to Ride USA 1910 Expansion in Big Cities mode?

Is there a bonus card (either longest route or globetrotter) when playing the Ticket to Ride USA 1910 Expansion in Big Cities mode? There is no mention of it in the rules. Is this an oversight?
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What is the Trans America Express card for?

I just got the USA 1910 expansion for the US version of Ticket To Ride. It comes with a few new cards including "Trans America Express". What is the Trans America Express card for, and how does one ...
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Best cross-country route in TTR USA?

There are a number of potential cross country routes in Ticket to Ride USA: the northern route (via Canada, Vancouver to Montreal) the mid northern route (Seattle-Helena-Duluth-Sault St. Marie) the ...
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Why did I win “Asia Passport” achievement early?

I'm playing iPad edition. Fifth Legendary Asia achievement says: Asia Passport: Win all achievements for the Legendary Asia map. I thought it means that I have to win first four achievements. For ...
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How many monster cards / what is the bonus value in the Alvin and Dexter Ticket to Ride expansion

The Alvin and Dexter expansion looks like an interesting one, and one you could quite easily do yourself. To that end, how many cards of each type of monster do you get in the expansion pack and what ...
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How to play multiplayer Ticket to Ride (iOS/ipad) with friends over the internet?

I am trying to play Ticket to Ride for the iOS on the iPad (regular full version, not pocket) with friends over the internet (not local wifi). I tried using Game Center to issue a 'challenge', but it ...