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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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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?

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 many points do they get?...
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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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Ticket To Ride time taken to make a move

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 to ...
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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 on thing that is slightly unlcear is the rules of scores 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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Ticket To Ride: does the order of connection of cities have to match the order 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. Say I am taking a tunnel that requires only one card (red, for instance), if I turn over a red card I need another red (or a ...
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Is it legal to pick up cars from a previously claimed route and replay them elsewhere?

On two occasions, I have been one train car short of claiming a route. I would like to pickup cars from routes I've already claimed, and replay them elsewhere. Early in the game, those routes had ...
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How do you identify (and resolve) “critical path” issues in Ticket to Ride?

Suppose you have a destination card for Los Angeles to New York. Some portions of the route are likely to be harder to complete than others. How you you identify which ones? For instance, Los Angeles ...
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Ticket to Ride, UK Expansion: are technology cards kept after use?

Are technology cards treated like the colour train cards and discarded once played, or do you keep them for future use?
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How would a “blocking” strategy play differently in Ticket to Ride than other strategies? [closed]

Most of what I've read about Ticket to Ride focuses on "constructive" strategies of getting long destination routes and building them out for their large bonuses, including the longest route bonus. ...
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How does one evaluate a “locomotive” (rainbow card) in “Ticket to Ride?”

A locomotive or "rainbow" card can be a train of any color you want. That's good, and that's the reason why you can draw only one rainbow card from the board, in lieu of two regular cards from the ...
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Is there negative marking when destination cards are drawn and not enough trains are left?

A problem occurred during a recent game of Ticket to Ride. After completing the 3 original destination ticket, the player drew 3 new destination cards. The player didn't have enough trains left to ...
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Do you need to complete both routes indicated on a destination card?

In Ticket to Ride UK, there is a destination card from Glasgow to France that has two routes to France. The points on the card are 19. If a player completes both routes to France that are indicated ...
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Shuffle destination cards in Ticket to Ride

I'm considering a house rule where discarded Destination cards are always shuffled into the deck instead of returned to the bottom. The pros and cons seem balanced to me: Pros :- We may need the ...
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How can I mitigate the luck factor of drawing destination tickets in Ticket To Ride?

I get the feeling that a big part of how well someone does in Ticket to Ride, is the drawing of their initial destination tickets, and the drawing of subsequent destination tickets, and how well they ...
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Losing points for partially completed destination tickets in Ticket to Ride

I have the game Ticket to Ride: Europe and I'm a little confused about the points for destination tickets. I read somewhere that if you don't start to complete one of your destination tickets, at the ...
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How can I handicap Ticket To Ride: USA, without seeming patronizing?

I'm struggling to find a good handicap for Ticket To Ride. When I'm playing with newer, or less strategic players, I'm beating them by 50 points or so. I don't like a simple points handicap, as ...
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Do you score points for placing tracks in TTR: Pennsylvania?

Do you score points for the tracks you place as you do in all other variants of the TTR game? The rules aren't explicit and there is no scoring guide..
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Ticket to ride multiplayer between OS X and iOS [duplicate]

We've purchased Ticket to Ride for iPhone/iPad iOS and I was wondering if I purchase the desktop version for OS X if we'd be able to play locally between the two devices. Thanks!
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Ticket to Ride house rule to help players with short destination tickets

The game balance in Ticket to Ride (in my social not highly competitive environment) seems to favour the person with the longest destination tickets and getting short tickets is almost automatically a ...
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Big expansion boards for ticket to ride

I enjoy giving anniversary or otherwise "nicer" editions of games to family and friends. Last year for Christmas, I got my sister and brother-in-law a copy of Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition. ...
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Ticket to Ride: May a train segment count for 2 different routes? [duplicate]

We have a question regarding Ticket To Ride. Can part of one train be used to fulfill two different destination routes? For example, my clever son completed his San Francisco-Atlanta “Destination ...
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Why are there double paths?

Just started playing, and I noticed there are the double (Any color) paths, I thought that meant two different paths could be taken, but then I noticed it was blocked when one person put their train ...
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Does a player have to draw more Destination Tickets when they run out?

In TTR USA, does a player have to draw more Destination Tickets when they run out? (Meaning they've completed all the ones that started with.) Or can they simply continue to play by extending their ...
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Is there a limit to the number of locomotives used to build a route?

When playing Ticket-to-Ride USA, is there a limit to the number of locomotives used to build a route? It seems unfair to create a 3-space-route with one Train Car card and two Locomotive Cards.
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Can I play against people using Ticket to Ride pocket while I am playing on Ticket to Ride iPad

I want to play against my friends on ticket to ride but I wondering if I can if they are on their iPhones and I am on my iPad
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Do destination cards have to be completed in a particular direction?

When completing a destination card, does the train have to be started from the beginning city on the card or can it be started from the destination city and worked backwards?
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Is Ticket To Ride Asia played with stations?

In Ticket To Ride US Edition there was no stations, but in Europe Edition there were. When playing Asia Edition, do you play with/without stations or is there no set rule about them? I couldn't spot ...
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Can we extend the game by playing Multiple Boards At Once?

I play Ticket To Ride with my gf and friends and we love it! So much so that we always reach the end thinking, 'this went too quickly!'. We've toyed with playing two maps simultaneously, has anyone ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...