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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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Can a train station and depot be built in the same city?

I’m playing Ticket to Ride: Europe with the 1912 expansion. Can a train station and a depot be placed in the same city?
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How are districts defined and scored in Ticket to Ride: London?

I have two closely related questions about "districts" in Ticket to Ride: London. How are districts defined? How many points do you get for completing a district?
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Can you have more than one of the same technology in Ticket to Ride: UK?

In Ticket to Ride: UK, can one player get more than one of the same technology card to prevent other players from getting them - for example when 4 players are playing can one player get all 4 ...
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How should the final round be carried out in Ticket To Ride?

The rules state that when a player ends their turn with two wagons or less, the final turn begins and that all players will be entitled to their last turn. In this case there are 5 players, the first ...
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Terrain Cards and Locomotive Cards

In Heart of Africa you must have more than or an equal number of terrain cards to play over another person. If one person has 3 terrain cards face up and I have only two cards face up but I hold a ...
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Can Ticket to Ride First Journey be used as the base game for expansion games?

I have never played any Ticket to Ride games before. I did, however, acquire two used games recently: Ticket to Ride First Journey and Ticket to Ride Japan. I see that Ticket to Ride First Journey ...
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Ticket to ride: Gray double routes for 2/3 players

Are the gray double routes usable in 2/3 player games?
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Do you get extra trains for ending the game?

In Ticket To Ride, A player triggers the end of the game can do so with 0 trains in their supply. Do they then get to use the extra trains from the box to take their final turn?
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How is the "base" score calculated, for the online game?

In the online Ticket to Ride game, after the last cards are played, a "base" score is shown for each player. How is this score calculated?
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Ticket to Ride Marklin vs. Germany Destination

I'm looking to recreate the Märklin version. I need a list of which destination tickets are included. Does anyone have a list, or a picture like the one I took below of Germany?
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Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries: endless destination cards harvesting loophole

For the moment we have had fun playing Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries, however, the fun has been spoiled by now due to the following incentive of which I don't know whether it is allowed. Consider ...
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Pieces to use with expansions

I've bought the anniversary editions of both standard (USA) and the Europe versions of Ticket to Ride (TTR), and was thinking of donating the standard versions to charity. But then I got to think ...
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In this case, why was "Longest Train" not a tie in Ticket to Ride?

They both are 40, correct? Then shouldn't it be a tie?
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Ticket To Ride Netherlands - Loans

I am out of coins. I need 2 Euros to acquire my next route. Loans are 5 Euros. Do I get 3 Euros in change? My competitor say the rules do not specify change, so I don't. I say change is logical, so I ...
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Do harbor pieces count for determining the end game phase in Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails?

The game moves towards its end once a player has “6 or fewer pieces”. Question: are the “harbor” pieces included in this count or only “locomotives” and “ships”?
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Ticket to ride end of game dilemma

At the end of a 4 player game, 3 of the players had fewer trains than spaces required to complete the smallest trip (we each had 8 trains and you needed a minimum 9 trains to complete the smallest ...
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Ticket to Ride United Kingdom, should the technology cards be in a stack or do we get to choose?

I find the rules very unclear in how the technology cards should be used. It is not mentioned that they should be in a stack with which players get to buy the card on top of the stack. But it is ...
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Train Station doesn't work correctly in Ticket to Ride Europe [PC Version]

I played the PC version of Ticket to Ride Europe recently. I got the ticket / route for Paris to Athina. I built a route from Paris --> Zurich --> Marseille --> Roma --> Palermo --> ...
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Ticket to Ride "Longest Path of Routes"

I understand that the longest route means the most number of continuous trains, but does continuous mean "connected?" In other words, are spur routes included as long as they are connected ...
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Using train stations in other editions

Can you use the train stations from the European edition with any other editions?. Like with London or Pennsylvania.
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When Does a Player's Turn End

We had an issue come up tonight playing TtR. Nearing the end of the game one player claimed a route, including placing the trains and turning in the train cards, leaving that player with only 5 ...
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Replenishing the deck after both draw and discard piles have been exhausted

The Ticket to Ride rules include this process: When the deck is exhausted, the discards are reshuffled into a new draw pile deck. The phrase "when the deck is exhausted" could be ...
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Replacing face-up cards when only two regular Train Cars remain

The Ticket to Ride rules include this process: If at any time, three of the five face-up cards are Locomotives, all five cards are immediately discarded and five new ones are turned face-up to ...
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Do you LOSE points for uncompleted destination tickets in Ticket to Ride Japan?

In the base game the instructions specifically say you lose points for uncompleted destination tickets. But the Japan instructions say "The game then ends and players calculate their final scores ...
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How to complete a district in Ticket to Ride London?

The rule says: To complete a District, a player must link each Location with each other Location in that District, in no particular order. Therefore my understanding is that the white player has ...
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How to score for claiming routes in Ticket to Ride: Europe

Apologies if this is answered somewhere. I haven’t found it. I have a couple of questions as a new player to Ticket to Ride Europe. How many points do you score if the route you claim does not ...
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What is the highest possible score in Ticket To Ride: Europe?

During lockdown, my partner and I have gotten quite good at Ticket To Ride: Europe (TTRE). We have have been wondering what the theoretical maximum score possible in TTRE is? Assuming perfect draws ...
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In Ticket to Ride, when completing a route do you replace the cards you used with new ones?

In Ticket to Ride, when completing a route do you replace the cards you used with new ones?
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Will any route (built without a destination ticket) be counted as points?

Will any routes, built without a destination ticket, be counted as points? In other words, can you get any points if your built any segments without the appropriate destination ticket? Can you ...
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What's the point of putting five face-up train cards next to the deck in Ticket to Ride?

What is the point of placing 5 train cards face up next to the deck? I can't see any purpose for this apart from taking 5 cards out of the deck!
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Can I claim a route longer than the number of trains I have left? [duplicate]

On the last move, after only 2 train pieces remains, is it possible to claim a 3-carriage route, if you have the 3 required color cards but only 2 plastic trains left to place on the board?
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How to beat the 10 car long Southampton to New York Route in the United Kingdom Map Collection set of Ticket to Ride?

We are big fans of Ticket to Ride, and having both the America and Europe versions and recently added the United Kingdom Map Collection set too. In this variant, there is a 10 car long route from ...
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Ticket to Ride United Kingdom Map Collection competing technology cards clarification

There are two technology cards in this set which either scores you points or lose: Risky Contracts for the most completed Tickets and Equalising Beam for the longest Route. The rules are very short ...
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Ticket to Ride trade original destination cards later in the game

About your original destination cards in Ticket to Ride North America (the three you get at the beginning of the game): Can you trade them later in the game? Our group is not sure.
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Modify Ticket to Ride to For Six or More People - Thoughts? [closed]

To get more than 5 people in on a game without having teams I was thinking about buying another set of train cars (or two or three), painting them a unique color, and then doing one of a few things... ...
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How to play Ticket to Ride with children?

I know that "Ticket to Ride: First Journey" exists but since I have a base game already (Ticket to Ride: Europe) I was wondering whether it could be streamlined for 5y-old children.
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Multiple stations connection in Ticket to Ride Europe

In Ticket to Ride: Europe Can I build multiple consecutive stations on my opponent's route? In other words, can my two stations connect to each other? An example, to make it more clear. I have a ...
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Do you need to reveal which specific tunnel you’re attempting to claim?

In Ticket To Ride, if you want to claim a tunnel path, you go through the process of laying out your cards for the tunnel and drawing 3 cards to determine if you’re required to pay more cards. My ...
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Claim different routes with a single station in Ticket to Ride Europe

I know that a station can only be used to serve as a connection over another player's route between the station-city and another city. But can a single station be used to claim different routes for ...
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How to design a Ticket to Ride fan expansion?

I want to design a unofficial map for ticket to ride. Is there a known formula how to create one, basic ground rules on what makes a playable board? How many cities is playable? What percentage of ...
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How to score the Southampton to New York route in Ticket to Ride UK?

In Ticket to Ride UK, when the Southampton to New York route is claimed, does the claimant receive the points for laying down train cars in addition to the 40 points stated on the board? If so, how ...
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Ticket to ride: What is the math behind the point values of city pairs?

I want to make a custom ticket to ride map. I am trying to figure out what the mathematical formulas are behind the design. why alan moon decided which city pairs to put on the cards, and how to value ...
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Ticket to ride, 1910: What are the big cities

Earlier today I bought the 1910 expansion in the mobile version of Ticket to Ride. In the big cities variant, there's an achievement called "Urban Traveller", described by "Win while connecting all 7 ...
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Last turn in Ticket to Ride: clarification

I am asking about Ticket to Ride Europe, but if possible I would prefer a generic answer. Let's say player A claims a route and remains with 1 car. This, per rules, starts the last turn. When it is ...
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Do you have to have the destination card in hand to claim the destination?

Do you have to have the destination card in your hand to claim that specific route? Or can you claim it without having the destination card?
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Must you have an uncompleted destination card in Ticket to Ride? [duplicate]

Put another way, once you complete the destinations on your initial destination cards, do you have to draw a new destination card or can you play without having an uncompleted destination?
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Do you add the destination ticket points even if it was another player who claimed the route? [duplicate]

What if one player claims a route between two cities before the player who’s got the destination ticket?
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Can I discard a ticket if it can't be completed?

In Ticket To Ride, what happens if I have a ticket that can’t be completed because other players have already used that route? Is there a way to trade it in or drop it? Or am I just stuck with it?
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Are there any time limit per move in Ticket To Ride?

Is there a time limit for each person to make their move? My wife (a scientist) is very analytical, always strategising (which is why she beats me most times) but she can take upwards of 4 minutes ...
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Claiming a route using only locomotives in Ticket to Ride [duplicate]

Are you able to claim the route between Little Rock and New Orleans using only locomotive cards.
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