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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Does a player always has to have uncompleted destination tickets on-hand?

When you finish your routes, do you have to draw new ones?
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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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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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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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Can the original Ticket to Ride (US) rules be applied to the Europe map?

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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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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Why did I win “Asia Passport” achievement early? [closed]

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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In Ticket to Ride: Märklin, do Passenger cards allow you to complete Destination tickets?

Based on my understanding of the rules, you can use a 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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Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?

Are stations allowed in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa? 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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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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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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Is it mandatory to draw more Destination Tickets when they are completed?

In TTR USA, does a player have to draw more Destination Tickets when they run out? (Meaning they've completed all the ones they started with.) Or can they simply continue to play by extending their ...
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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 would we be able to play locally between the two devices.
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Do you score points for claiming a route in Ticket to Ride Pennsylvania?

Do you score points for claiming a route in Ticket to Ride Pennsylvania as you do in all other variants of the Ticket to Ride game? The rules aren't explicit and there is no scoring guide.
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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 ...
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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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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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Ticket to Ride United Kingdom: 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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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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Can I play Ticket to Ride on my iPad against people using Ticket to Ride pocket?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...