Brenda is an Ottawa native with a small eBay store. As Treasures by Brenda she sells a variety of new, used and vintage merchandise.
Come Aboard The Great Train Adventure With Days of Wonder's Ticket To Ride
If you have never heard of the Days of Wonder's Ticket To Ride, it is time you did and I am glad to have the pleasure to introduce you!
One of my children turned 16 this month and a friend spent several hours online carefully considering what he wanted to give my son for his birthday. It was definitely going to be a board game, but after the monumental success of Settlers of Catan, which his friend had introduced us to, there was pressure for this game to be a good one, too. Plus, if he chose successfully, the friend knew he would be playing the new game with us many, many times so, after careful research and thought, the Days of Wonder Ticket To Ride game was chosen.
Upon receipt, the box was given a careful scrutiny and a great and lengthy discussion was held about the cover and what the game inside might be like. Then the box was gently unwrapped and the sound that a new game box makes savored. (If you don't know what that sound is, you need to find a teenage boy and ask him.)
After that, a short time was spent with heads bent over the box absorbing the rules and, once that was done, I was summoned to the kitchen table to play.
It turned out that Ticket to Ride is fairly easy to learn although the strategy part may take a bit longer to figure out. Fittingly, the birthday boy won the first two games but the third game, well I am only too pleased to say I whomped him, and I whomped him good! (As a result, I am betting that the next time we play and our guest has the opportunity to cut off my railroad, he will do so and do so with glee.)
Anyway, if you are looking for a bit more information about this game, read on. You will find some more details and some more fantastic reviews.
An Excellent Game for Adults and Children to Play Together
In this game you and your friends race to create railway routes across North America connecting major cities. As the building occurs, certain rail connections are actually completed and others are not when they are blocked by your ruthless opponents. (Although this game can be played without the ruthlessness.) A great mix of strategy and luck, the journey that is this game takes less than an hour to complete.
This game has an amazing number of five-star reviews. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with this game as a gift for tween or a teenager.
"...all of Days of Wonders games so far have been fabulous, and it seems that each successive game gets better and better." - TJV, South Korea
"My wife and I love this game, it is engaging, pretty short and can get tense toward the end. It plays well with 2 players or 3 to 5 players..." - Learner, Colorado, United States
"My daughters (ages 8, 8, and 7) beg me every weekend to play this game. It is the right level for them: complex enough to be challenging, but not hard enough to discourage. And I am glad they are learning some American and Canadian geography along the way." - DB, Sterling, United States
"Ticket to Ride continues to be one of the highest-rated board games at numerous board gamer sites..this German-made game beats familiar games like Monopoly and Risk hands-down." - DLE, Mount Orab, United States
"This game is relatively easy to learn and has that elusive perfect combination of strategy and luck that makes it so much fun to play. It works well with lots of different ages and groups and is almost as much fun to play with two players as it is with four or five. This is my new favorite game! " - RS, Providence, United States
More Ticket to Ride Games
People who love Ticket to Ride are also going to love these additional games. They are all slightly different offering little tweaks to the game play as you go from game to game. You can start with the 1912 Expansion pack and then move on to some of the other choices.
- Ticket To Ride - Europe
- Ticket To Ride - Switzerland
- Ticket To Ride - Marklin
- Ticket To Ride - Asia
- Ticket To Ride - 1912
- Ticket To Ride - India
- Ticket To Ride - Heart of Africa
- Ticket To Ride - Nordic Countries
Find these and other versions of Ticket to Ride on Amazon by clicking right here.
More Great Games
© 2009 Treasures By Brenda
Are you going to buy a Ticket to Ride?
Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on June 26, 2013:
@DentalTalk: I've yet to play the European version, so I cannot answer your question. Hopefully, I'll get to try it one day.
DentalTalk on April 24, 2013:
Did you ever find that the europe version is a bit flawed? I find that whoever builds the big train seems to win because it's worth so much. Still great games/
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on October 20, 2009:
I don't know if I'll be buying it, but it sounds like a great game, especially if "Mom" can win (since I'm a mom, too)!
Carol Goss on October 20, 2009:
This looks like a lot of fun, Brenda, Thanks and Blessed by a new angel :)
Dianne Loomos on October 20, 2009:
We love Settlers of Catan! Ticket to Ride sounds fun too.
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on October 20, 2009:
Good information on this lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!
missbat on October 19, 2009:
I've never heard of this but it sure looks like a lot of fun! Great job on your lens!
Bambi Watson on October 19, 2009:
This looks so Fun!