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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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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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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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Scoring Attractions in Ticket to Ride: New York

I recently bought the new version of Ticket to Ride New York. One thing that is slightly unclear is the scoring rules on routes between two tourist attractions. (Sorry if that is incorrect, but I don'...
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Does the Ticket to Ride Africa version use tunneling?

Does Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa use tunneling? Ticket to Ride: Europe does, but the original Ticket to Ride does not.
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Does everyone get to see the color of a train card drawn from the pile?

Does a person drawing a train card from the pile have to show everyone the color of the cards drawn?
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Is there a list of routecards for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries?

Is there a list of all routecards with points on the internet for nordic countries? I tried to look for it but could only find them for the normal version.
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What happens to the cards revealed when building a tunnel?

What happens to the 3 cards that are turned up when claiming a tunnel on the Switzerland map? Are they placed back on top of the draw pile or are they placed at the bottom of the draw pile or are they ...
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Can I take a face-up Locomotive card as a second card? [duplicate]

Can I choose to pick a face-up Locomotive as my SECOND card if I drew my first card from either the mystery deck, or by picking a face-up non-Locomotive first? Is that a legit strategy?
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Claiming a tunnel when no matching cards are turned over

Could I claim a tunnel if there are no cards matching the color of the cards played to claim the Tunnel? I want to claim a red tunnel of 4 cards. I have 4 red cards. Three top cards from the Train ...
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Did the first version of Ticket to Ride released in Europe have a USA map or a Europe map?

In the United States, the game called simply Ticket to Ride has a map of the United States. Was this the case when it was originally released in Europe? I’m curious to know if it was branded ...
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In Ticket to Ride, do cities have to be connected in the same order as on the ticket? [duplicate]

Is the direction of the ticket important? Do cities have to be connected in the order shown on the ticket? For example, if I am attempting to claim the Rostov-Erzurum ticket, can I connect Erzurum to ...
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Rules about claiming a tunnel in Ticket to Ride Switzerland

I just want to be clear about how to claim a short tunnel route in Ticket to Ride Switzerland. Say I am taking a tunnel that requires only one card (red, for instance). If I turn over a red card I ...
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