TICKET TO RIDE FRANCHISE

The Ticket to Ride games franchise is one of the most well-known board game collections in the world. The franchise has been designed by Alan R. Moon, an English designer who previously worked for Avalon Hill. Since its original launch in 2004, the Ticket To Ride franchise has gone on to win various awards including the Spiel des Jahres and International Gamers Award. There have been several standalone games in the series, including Europe, Nordic Countries and Rails & Sails. Alongside the standalone games, there are several map collections for players to add. These include maps of the United Kingdom, Africa and Switzerland. Alongside the board games, the Ticket To Ride franchise has also expanded into video games and a card game.

TICKET TO RIDE HISTORY

The original Ticket To Ride game was released by Days of Wonder in 2004. That year the game won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award, as well as the Origins Award for the Best Board Game of 2004. A decade later it was reported that the original game had sold more than three million copies. In 2005, Ticket To Ride: Europe was released. This took place on a map of Europe and introduced ferry and tunnel routes to the game. Various map collections have been released since then, as well as Ticket To Ride: Rails & Sails in 2016. This map included oceans and the introduction of ship routes and harbours. In 2017, Days of Wonder released American and European versions of 'First Journey'. These games have been simplified and are marketed toward for children aged six and above.

HOW TO PLAY

Ticket To Ride games are seen as the ultimate 'gateway game'. The aim in all of these board games is to claim railway routes across the country. The longer the route, the more points a player will receive. On a turn, a player will choose to draw a new card, claim a new route or receive additional Destination Tickets. The latter are cards which connect distant tickets, therefore providing you with more points. The player who builds the longest, continuous route will also claim more points.

In order to claim a route in Ticket To Ride, a player will need to play a set of cards equal to the number of spaces in that route. The routes are colour-coded, and you must use the train cards of the same colour. For example, a blue route must be claimed with a blue coloured train card. Once the route is claimed, you can place your trains on each section of the route. Some cities are connected by a double-route, but no one player can claim both routes to the same cities.

Ticket to Ride: Asia Review

By John Dorney | 17/05/2018

Ticket to Ride Asia is a part of the map collection expansion series. How does this stack up against the other Ticket to Rides? Find out in our review.

Ticket to Ride First Journey – Review

By Louise Rogers | 30/10/2018

Ticket to Ride: First Journey is the children’s version of the popular gateway board game from Days of Wonder; Ticket to Ride.

Ticket to Ride Europe Review

By Chad Wilkinson | 30/04/2018

An essential addition to a growing game collection, Ticket to Ride Europe is sure to bring plenty of fun to your game table for years to come.

Ticket To Ride Review

By Robert Edmonds | 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Ticket to Ride looks stunning, plays really well with so much replay ability and is just a great way to spend an evening.

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom Review

By Hayley Divers | 06/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom makes the original game even better, more interesting ,strategic and challenging. Find out more today.

Ticket to Ride: New York – Review

By Nick Welford | 15/08/2018

Ticket to Ride: New York attempts to condense the classic formula into a 15 minute board game, will it succeed? Will it be worth it? Find out in our review.

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TICKET TO RIDE

ORIGINAL

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The first entry in the Ticket To Ride Games series. The original Ticket To Ride game is seen at the ultimate 'gateway game', which can be learnt within 15 minutes. The aim is to collect trains cars and claim routes across America. The longer the route, the more points you will score.

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RAILS & SAILS

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Ticket To Ride: Rails & Sails takes the regular gameplay of other Ticket To Ride Games across the globe. This means you will now be moving across water with the use of ships. Players will now start the game with a split deck of trains and ships, alongside three harbours.

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FIRST JOURNEY

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Ticket To Ride First Journey takes the gameplay from other Ticket To Ride Games, and scales it down for younger gamers. The First Journey Europe game features routes to famous cities such as London, Barcelona and Rome. The first player to six tickets wins the game.

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NEW YORK

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Ticket to Ride: New York features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of Manhattan that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes.

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EUROPE 1912 EXPANSION

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The Ticket to Ride Europe 1912 expansion for the Ticket to Ride series includes 101 Destination Tickets - the 46 original tickets, plus 55 new ones that enable 3 new variants to the Ticket to Ride Europe map: Europe Expanded, which adds 19 new routes to the original 46.

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USA 1910 EXPANSION

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This expansion contains 181 large format cards; 35 new 1910 Destination Tickets, a GlobeTrotter Bonus card for completing the most tickets, 4 Mystery Train Destination Tickets,  and a complete replacement deck of the 141 cards from the original game deck.

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GERMANY

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Ticket to Ride Germany is a stand-alone game in the Ticket to Ride series. Over the course of the game, players collect cards in order to then claim routes on the game board between two cities. There are also passengers, positioned in cities before the start of the game.

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NEDERLAND MAP COLLECTION

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Ticket to Ride: Nederlands twists the standard Ticket to Ride gameplay in two ways. First, nearly every route on the game board is a double-route, with two tracks connecting cities. Both of these routes are in play no matter how many players are in the game.

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HEART OF AFRICA

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Set in the vast wilderness of Africa at the height of its exploration by intrepid explorers, missionaries and adventurers, this expansion introduces 45 new terrain cards. These cards are divided into three different terrain types; Desert/Savanna, Jungle/Forest, and Mountain/Cliff.

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£18.90Add to basket

£17.48Read more

TICKET TO RIDE

ORIGINAL

£27.98Read more

The first entry in the Ticket To Ride Games series. The original Ticket To Ride game is seen at the ultimate 'gateway game', which can be learnt within 15 minutes. The aim is to collect trains cars and claim routes across America. The longer the route, the more points you will score.

£44.34Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

RAILS & SAILS

£44.34Add to basket

Ticket To Ride: Rails & Sails takes the regular gameplay of other Ticket To Ride Games across the globe. This means you will now be moving across water with the use of ships. Players will now start the game with a split deck of trains and ships, alongside three harbours.

£44.34Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

FIRST JOURNEY

£20.80Add to basket

Ticket To Ride First Journey takes the gameplay from other Ticket To Ride Games, and scales it down for younger gamers. The First Journey Europe game features routes to famous cities such as London, Barcelona and Rome. The first player to six tickets wins the game.

£44.34Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

NEW YORK

£14.68Add to basket

Ticket to Ride: New York features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of Manhattan that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes.

£14.68Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

EUROPE 1912 EXPANSION

£11.58Add to basket

The Ticket to Ride Europe 1912 expansion for the Ticket to Ride series includes 101 Destination Tickets - the 46 original tickets, plus 55 new ones that enable 3 new variants to the Ticket to Ride Europe map: Europe Expanded, which adds 19 new routes to the original 46.

£11.58Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

USA 1910 EXPANSION

£11.97Add to basket

Ticket To Ride First Journey takes the gameplay from other Ticket To Ride Games, and scales it down for younger gamers. The First Journey Europe game features routes to famous cities such as London, Barcelona and Rome. The first player to six tickets wins the game.

£11.97Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

GERMANY

£27.43Add to basket

Ticket to Ride Germany is a stand-alone game in the Ticket to Ride series. Over the course of the game, players collect cards in order to then claim routes on the game board between two cities. There are also passengers, positioned in cities before the start of the game.

£27.43Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

NEDERLAND MAP COLLECTION

£18.90Add to basket

Ticket to Ride: Nederlands twists the standard Ticket to Ride gameplay in two ways. First, nearly every route on the game board is a double-route, with two tracks connecting cities. Both of these routes are in play no matter how many players are in the game.

£18.90Add to basket

TICKET TO RIDE

HEART OF AFRICA

£17.48Read more

Set in the vast wilderness of Africa at the height of its exploration by intrepid explorers, missionaries and adventurers, the Heart of Africa Map Collection introduces 45 new terrain cards. These cards are divided into three different terrain types; Desert/Savanna, Jungle/Forest, and Mountain/Cliff.

£17.48Read more