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Why did this route work? Using another player's station, in Ticket to Ride Online?

It's hard to tell with the big green destination marker, but it looks like there is a yellow train station in Berlin, which would allow Yellow to use the track from Essen to complete the ticket.
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Last turn in Ticket to Ride: clarification

He can only claim a route with length 1 because he only has one train. You will not magically get more trains because it is the last turn so all normal rules still apply. By the rules: Game End When ...
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The Proper use of Stations in Ticket to Ride Europe

There's no concept of direction of travel in Ticket to Ride. If, by the end of the game, a player has created a continuous path of his color plastic trains between the two cities named on a ...
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Losing points for partially completed destination tickets in Ticket to Ride

There's no such thing as a ticket that's "started" vs "not started". Unless it refers to the act of taking the ticket. When you take a ticket, you must complete that route, or lose points for not ...
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Do you need to reveal which specific tunnel you’re attempting to claim?

Yes, you need to indicate which tunnel you are attempting to claim. This has been a somewhat contentious question among other players; because you are correct that the rulebook doesn't not directly ...
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Claiming a tunnel when no matching cards are turned over

Yes, you can. There were zero cards revealed from the train draw pile which matched the colour of the cards used to claim the tunnel (red), so you must play zero extra red cards - and having done that ...
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How to play Ticket to Ride with children?

I played with my 5y old daughter using the Ticket to Ride: Europe base game and the following house rules. (We played twice; each game taking 20-30min.) The first player to complete 4 tickets wins! (...
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Last turn in Ticket to Ride: clarification

This situation is not explicitly covered by the Game End rules. However, since not all the steps of claiming a route (see below) can be executed, I'd interpret not having enough colored trains as an ...
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Did the first version of Ticket to Ride released in Europe have a USA map or a Europe map?

The German Wikipedia article is pretty clear on this. Name | Erscheinungsjahr | Spielplan | (Publication Year) | (Board Map) -----------------------------------------...
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If a player completes all their routes, are they required to pick up new destination cards even if the game is almost finished?

According to the rules (available here) you are not required to pick new destination cards when you complete the ones in your hand. Player 2 can simply perform one of the other actions for his last ...
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Is Ticket To Ride Asia played with stations?

Stations are specific to Europe and could potentially break (or perhaps make) games on other continents. Since Asia and other expansion maps can be played with both US and Europe base sets, the ...
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What if two players are eligible for the Express bonus?

The rules, p7: If several players are tied for the longest path, they each receive the 10 point bonus from the European Express card.
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Losing points for partially completed destination tickets in Ticket to Ride

At the end of a game of Ticket to Ride, when final scoring happens, your destination tickets can only have one of two statuses: complete or incomplete. As per the rules for destination tickets on page ...
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Claim different routes with a single station in Ticket to Ride Europe

Each station allows you to claim a single route. That route may be used to fulfill more than one destination ticket, but every ticket must use the same route. From the rules, A Train Station allows ...
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How to score for claiming routes in Ticket to Ride: Europe

It seems you have some misunderstandings regarding how to play Ticket To Ride: Europe. You cannot ever claim more than one route in your turn. You can do one, and only one, of these actions in your ...
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Do you need to reveal which specific tunnel you’re attempting to claim?

This is another Yes, you need to indicate which tunnel you are attempting to claim. but with other sources. Using the rules here look at the examples for claiming a route and claiming a route with a ...
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Does a player always has to have uncompleted destination tickets on-hand?

No. If you do complete all your routes, it is often a good idea to collect more since each route completed adds to your score, however this is very dependent on the current game situation (how many ...
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Can we extend the game by playing Multiple Boards At Once?

Firstly, to extend the game you will need to add twice the train pieces as well as 2 boards. Maybe you should double the tickets too. This soon degrades into playing two different games at the same ...
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Do train stations cause an opponent's route to count towards longest route?

No they don't. The rules explicitly state it twice. In longest route scoring it states "Stations, and the opponents’ routes they may provide access to, do not count for the purpose of computing ...
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If a player completes all their routes, are they required to pick up new destination cards even if the game is almost finished?

No, definitely not. You are never required to draw Destinations Tickets except during setup. It seems to me you don't realize one can claim routes even without Destination Tickets[1]. There's a good ...
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Multiple stations connection in Ticket to Ride Europe

Yes, you may use multiple borrowed routes to complete a destination ticket. There is simply no limit in the rules.
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In TTR Europe, can you put a station in a city that's not connected to one of your claimed routes

No, you do not have to have a route of your own linking to a station you build. From the rules here Stations may be built on any unoccupied city, even if it currently has no claimed routes into it....
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The Proper use of Stations in Ticket to Ride Europe

I've looked up my rules and your quote is correct but I believe you are right and that the second 'rule' is just poorly written. It makes sense that there is something in the rules to stop the ...
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Why did this route work? Using another player's station, in Ticket to Ride Online?

As far as I can tell that should not have worked at all. It seems like the T2R online simulation has a route calculation bug. I suggest reporting this to them. Players can only use their own train ...
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In Ticket to Ride, do cities have to be connected in the same order as on the ticket?

In both Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride: Europe, routes can be completed in any order, and there's no concept of direction of travel. All that matters is whether you can reach one of the cities from ...
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Proper use of stations, only as connecters/extenders or in place of built track?

The rules on stations are a bit complex. But there is nothing in the rules that either: prohibit the use of two or more stations in a single route. force the route to have at least one section ...
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Is Ticket To Ride Asia played with stations?

The rules actually say that stations are not used, right at the beginning it says: This game is an expansion and requires that you use the following game parts from a previous version of Ticket to ...
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Did the first version of Ticket to Ride released in Europe have a USA map or a Europe map?

I have both Ticket to Ride (North America) and Ticket to Ride, Europe, and I live in Europe. As far as I know, Ticket to Ride was the first one available. But I have no link to prove it.
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In Ticket to Ride, do cities have to be connected in the same order as on the ticket?

The direction of the connection doesn’t matter, just that the two cities are connected by a train path in your colour. It doesn’t even have to be the shortest route or the most direct route, as long ...
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Can we extend the game by playing Multiple Boards At Once?

We just tried a variant of this last night, having six players and wanting to use two boards (Europe & North America). This seemed to work, but probably needs some tweaking: TEAM RULES - 3 teams ...
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