Ticket to Ride
- Designer: Alan R. Moone
- Players: 2-5
- Time: 45 Min
Get ready to ride the smooth rails of the most accessible board game ever created. No modern game has been a larger gateway for newcomers than Ticket to Ride. This game sees you claiming rail routes in an effort to be the greatest train baron the country has ever seen. Age is not a restriction as this is easily one of the friendliest games ever created, and the idea of playing with little plastic trains is something most people can get behind. However, the simplicity of the base game meant it was parked on my shelf for a number of years. I would recommend the 1910 Expansion for those that want to stoke the boiler and build up a larger head of steam on this game. It certainly made me say, “I think I can… I think I can… play Ticket to Ride again.” With a mountain of tickets added to the base game, it is a must-have if you want to get any sort of mileage out of what is surely the most popular board game on the planet at this point.
If you enjoy the base game and are looking to feed your Ticket to Ride obsession, I would recommend you check out additional versions set in far off places like Europe, Asia or India. There is even a monster expansion that infuses an otherwise straight-laced theme with a bit of whimsy.
Pros: Most Accessible Game Ever, Simple, Light Strategy, Fun Train Bits, Many Expansions
Cons: Can Feel Repetitive without the Expansion
Want more insight? Check out Episode 14 – Ticket to Catan from our podcast library.