Ticket to Ride can be learned in 3 minutes, but still manages to provide players with intense decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come when they fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.
Ticket to Ride continues in the tradition of Days of Wonder’s big format board games featuring high-quality illustrations and components including: an oversize board map of North America, 225 custom-molded train cars, 144 illustrated cards, and wooden scoring markers.
Winner of the 2004 Spiel des Jahres (Germany's Game of the Year award).