2 - 5 players
Ages 8 & up
Playing time: 50 minutes
Author: Alan Moon
Winner Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) 2004
Finalist Deutscher SpielePreis 2004
Finalist Best Family Game Games 100 2005
Nominee Best Strategy Game International Gamers Awards 2004
October 2, 1900 -- it's 28 years to the day that noted London eccentric, Phileas Fogg accepted and then won a 20,000 bet that he could travel Around the World in 80 Days. Now at the dawn of the century some old friends have gathered to celebrate Fogg's impetuous and lucrative gamble -- and to propose a new wager of their own. The stakes: $1 million in a winner-takes-all competition. The objective: to see the most cities in North America -- in just 7 days.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them 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. So climb aboard for some railroading fun and adventure. You've got a Ticket to Ride!
Contents: 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 Days of Wonder online access number, 1 Rule booklet in Full colour. Box size approximately 30 x 30 x 7cm.
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