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What's the point of putting five face-up train cards next to the deck in Ticket to Ride?

When you are taking cards on your turn, you can choose to take any of the face-up cards rather than taking one from the deck. Taking a face-up card this way lets you choose what you are getting (as ...
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In this case, why was "Longest Train" not a tie in Ticket to Ride?

Yellow's "longest train" is only 38 points. Loops won't count towards the "longest train" count unless they can be continued without doubling over itself. Otherwise, only the ...
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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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Do you LOSE points for uncompleted destination tickets in Ticket to Ride Japan?

Yes, you do. Although it is not exactly specified in the Japan rulebook, the beginning of the rulebook does say this: This rules booklet describes the game play changes specific to the Japan Map and ...
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Does everyone get to see the color of a train card drawn from the pile?

No, when you draw a card from the deck it is hidden to the rest of the players. Other players only know what you get when you pick one of the face up cards. One of the benefits of drawing from the ...
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How should the final round be carried out in Ticket To Ride?

1. Player 4 takes his last turn and so on until player 3 closes the game The manual for Ticket to Ride says this: Game End When one player’s stock of colored plastic trains gets down to only 0,1 or ...
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Can I claim a route longer than the number of trains I have left?

No, you cannot claim a route longer than the number of plastic trains you have left. Ticket to Ride Rules Claim a Route The player may claim a route on the board by playing a set of Train Car ...
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How does one evaluate a "locomotive" (rainbow card) in "Ticket to Ride?"

Here are three sources of pain you try to avoid: Drawing only one resource card instead of two Drawing resource cards that you will never be able to spend Losing a race to build a link you want (an ...
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Is there negative marking when destination cards are drawn and not enough trains are left?

Players get negative points for any destination tickets that are incomplete when the game ends, period. Either this player got unlucky, or made a foolish decision drawing new tickets so close to the ...
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Can I discard a ticket if it can't be completed?

There is no way to get rid of a destination card once you already have it. Destination cards count as negative points against your score if you do not complete them for a reason (think of it ...
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Is it legal to pick up cars from a previously claimed route and replay them elsewhere?

You cannot pick up cars from a previously claimed route in order to claim a new route. Resource management is one of of the control factors of the game; you only get 45 cars to achieve your routes. ...
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Is there negative marking when destination cards are drawn and not enough trains are left?

It is common that when drawing new destination tickets, none of them will be possible to complete. Especially if drawing later in the game. It makes no difference if the reason that it's impossible to ...
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Ticket to ride end of game dilemma

It sounds as though you have misunderstood how playing train cards to claim routes works. On your turn, you can either draw train cards, draw destination tickets, or "claim a route". A "...
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Do you need to complete both routes indicated on a destination card?

You only have to make the required connection (Glasgow to France) once for 19 points. Like all destination tickets; a single ticket cannot be scored multiple times, even if you connect the locations ...
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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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Do you have to have the destination card in hand to claim the destination?

You can claim any unoccupied route between any two locations (that does not require passing through a third location) at any time. You do not require a destination ticket showing either location, and ...
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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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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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In this case, why was "Longest Train" not a tie in Ticket to Ride?

Green appears to have a length of 40 and Yellow appears to have a length of 38. Looking at the green path there are a total of 4 cars that can't be counted in the longest path. Sault St. Marie to ...
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What happens to the cards revealed when building a tunnel?

They're discarded. From the Switzerland rules, page 2: The three Train Car cards revealed for the Tunnel are discarded. Note that train cards are never put on the bottom of the draw pile. Only ...
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Are there any time limit per move in Ticket To Ride?

There is no time limit for each turn and etiquette for turn length depends on the group that you are playing in. The best suggestion that I can make for you is to remind your wife that she can start ...
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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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Ticket to ride, 1910: What are the big cities

From the rules pdf (also quoted in this blog post) : The Big Cities are Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Seattle.
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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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Ticket to Ride United Kingdom, should the technology cards be in a stack or do we get to choose?

As further evidence all cards are on display, This image is taken from the official app where for U.K. map the tech cards are all displayed and the player can select any they can pay for.
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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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Ticket to Ride trade original destination cards later in the game

You cannot trade destination cards at all: neither the ones you receive at the start nor any you receive later. You get three at the start and can choose to keep all three or just two (discarding the ...
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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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Ticket to Ride United Kingdom, should the technology cards be in a stack or do we get to choose?

I think the rules are clear enough by the use of "Available" when listing the Technologies and the absence of any description of a restriction on them. But the question has come up before, ...
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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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