Ticket to Ride: USA reviews

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4.8 out of 5 stars Based on 78 Customer Ratings

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"Fantastic gateway game with a railroad theme!"
4 stars"

A wonderful game to introduce anyone into the realm of Euro-gaming. This is a classic “gateway” game for newbies to board games or for people who think of board games as Monopoly, Backgammon, Cluedo, Risk! etc.

This is the original version of the Ticket to Ride series of board games by Alan R Moon. The board shows a map of the USA.

The game is based on a set collection mechanism where you collect train cards to try to build routes to connect between cities. You score points when you complete a route from one city to another. The longer the route, the more points you get.

There are also destination tickets in which the “mission” is to link the two cities on the destination ticket together. You score points at the end of the game for each completed destination ticket. But be careful, you also lose points if you cannot complete a ticket.

This game won the Spiel des Jahres award for best game in 2004, and kicked off a series of Ticket to Ride variants like Ticket to Ride Europe and Ticket to Ride Marklin.

I still enjoy the original the most and so does my family and friends who have spent many hours playing this. There is an expansion for Ticket to Ride called ‘Ticket to Ride: USA 1910’ which adds more options to the game to make it more interesting.

You may also like to check out my other review for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Fun game for some very boring for others."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a good game to have in ones collection as its a great game to pull out when playing with people not up to speed with modern designer board games.

Its a timeless gateway game, and a stepping stone to more complex deeper games.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Very entertaining and enjoyable"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

We like to play this game as often as possible

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Fun game"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Fun game to play with the family.

"Great game"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Quick and easy game to learn, have plenty of fun playing this with the family

"Simple to learn, lots of fun."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Simple game to learn but has lasting playability. Great for a rainy day inside.

"Ticket to fun"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Easy to learn, easy to play but challenging to win. Good to play with all ages and fun to teach new gamers

"Love this game!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is an easy to pick up, easy to play game. It is hugely enjoyable.

"Easy to learn and lots of fun"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I adore this game. You know a game is a classic when you can open it up and easily play without having known much about it beforehand yet be confident in all your moves straight away. This is one of those games that will give you instant satisfaction. I'm looking forward to acquiring the extensions now for even more enjoyment.

"Good game, but pretty simple"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a good game, but it's not overly complex and doesn't have much depth. But it's still fun. Great to play with kids due to it's simplicity.

"Great game, easy instructions and very addictive."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Ticket to ride is a great game with easy instructions on how to play. Enjoyed by all family members especially my teenage daughter.

"Fun family game for ages 5+"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Our family has just started playing Ticket to Ride and our 5 year old and 7 year old really enjoy it! My 5 year old son thinks that it's “super-fun, trying to make routes is fun, especially when people try to block you”.

The game was very easy to learn, the rules are simple. We've played it every day since we opened the box.

"Very fun and simple to play"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Very fun and simple to play

"Amazing"
5 stars"

This is one of my favourite games to play with my family. It also teaches me USA very well.