We absolutely love playing board games, and Ticket to Ride is no exception.
This was a new game for us and despite there being lots of different varieties of the game we had never come across this before. We received the Northern American game which was perfect for us as we love America. Freddie very quickly spotted the places we have been such as New York and Florida. I love it when a board game is educational without realising it!
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Ticket to Ride Review
I have to admit when I first opened the instructions I was a little overwhelmed! There are lots of different cards and lots of trains and although the instructions are very clear it was a bit confusing to start with.
However, once we started playing we all really enjoyed it.
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Whenever we start a new game, as we are playing with Freddie we always go “open book”. It just makes it a bit easier. The game is suitable for children aged 8+, I think this is about right. Freddie has not long turned 9 and after a sample round, he completely understood what he needed to do.
We often play board games on a Sunday as a family, and Ticket to Ride did not disappoint. The first game we played took about 45 minutes, but the next couple of rounds were completed in 30 minutes.
The aim of Ticket to Ride is to claim railway routes connecting cities through North America. The longer the routes the more points scored. Additional points are scored by connecting two far away cities and for those with the longest continuous route. But be careful, if people know you are trying to claim a route, they can block you!