I had a blast when I finally took the time to sit down and play Ticket to Ride. It had been on my list of “Games to Try”, but I couldn’t seem to find anyone around who was interested in playing. That was until I headed down to this amazing Designer Day at Comic Quest in Lake Forest, California. This sweet family and designers of Franchise King, gave me a run through.
Ticket to Ride is an easy game to set up. With baggies filled with everything the player needs, cards are quickly organized into piles. The idea of the game is to choose a goal card you think you can achieve to rack up points. You also get points for every time you put a train together between points. I loved how simple this game was and yet very fun. And we all know what happens to the person with the highest points. (THEY WIN!)
Growing up my father and I would play games before bed mostly consisting of Chess, Sorry, Risk, and Chinese Checkers. All games that pushed the player to think about their moves to create a strategy. I LOVE THOSE GAMES and Ticket to Ride is no different. This game is fun for all ages, but a great game to add to the family collection. Not only is it simple to allow younger ones to play, but it strengthen’s kids logic. Not to mention, Ticket to Ride has an amazing collection of different variations of the game which cover different maps of the world. What a better way to teach your kids geography then by playing a game.
Again this game is better suited for a family. Sure it will be relaxing and refreshing to drum up a game of Ticket to Ride in the middle of an intense game night, but it can eat up a good chunk of time. I would keep Ticket to Ride as the main attraction for game nights and play it more on mellow nights.
Ticket to Ride is a blast. As well as my newest tool for Nannying ages 8+. Ticket to Ride can be found on Amazon, their website , or a local game shop near you. Don’t have space for a new game? Then check out the new Ticket to Ride App for Andriod, Ipad, Mac and PC. With online play the Ticket to Ride party train never needs to end.