Winner of the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) for 2004.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.
Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway. The object of the game is to score the highest number of total points. Points can be scored by:
- Claiming a Route between two cities on the map;
- Successfully completing a Continuous Path of routes between two cities listed on your Destination Ticket(s);
- Or by completing the Longest Continuous Path of routes.
Points are lost if you do not successfully complete the route given on your Destination Ticket(s).
1 board map of North American train routes
240 colored train cars
110 train car cards
30 destination tickets
1 summary card
5 wooden scoring markers
1 rules booklet
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