Ticket to Ride Board Game – Shopping Guide For Christmas 2009

The Ticket to Ride board gamesinfoshop by Days of Wonder is an excellent must-have game. Not only is it a beautiful and well-made board game, everyone can all join in a race to claim the important railroad routes across the USA. Yes, it can be a challenging game, but it is a FUN game for any player over eight years old.

And you know what? It is so highly regarded that it is one of the top strategy games this holiday season. The idea of Ticket to Ride game is for the players to complete the multiple train routes connecting the major cities. As each player’s miniature train pieces begin to populate the game map of America, know this one thing, there are wheels within wheels. All grinding to keep the game in suspense!

There will be a secret rail that connects city to city. It can be completed or gridlocked by the merciless competition (that would be other players). All this strategy and conniving makes for a delicious combination of skill and luck that can be played by two to five players. The best part about this game is you can complete it within an hour or less of playing time.

And you have to make a decision at every turn. This game is not mechanical and boring. And every time you play the game of Ticket to Ride, you can choose one of the three separate actions.

  1. To claim a train route.
  2. Collect train cards.
  3. Gather destination tickets.

And every decision that you make has consequences! Choose wisely and be prepared to jump in with both feet. Now the instructions are very simple and easy to follow for novices, children and non-gamers. But this game is completely engaging for all levels of players. So come on over and join in! It is so much fun and you will be so glad that you decided to get it for the Christmas holiday.

The entire game is played on a board. A detailed and fully colored board map of North America that takes every player out on a quest to dominate and conquer the industrial rails of USA.

I have a couple of suggestions for anyone who is thinking about this game. First of course is that each beginner take a few moments to familiarize themselves with the rules of this game. And like I said before, the rules are simple and easy. Alternatively, someone can explain the game play to others to get started.

You need at least 2 players to play this game or a maximum of 5. And you may be pleased to know that you can also get access to the online game play (included with purchase of the board game), and this online version has more maps and more variations. Which of course means more fun!

But let me stop here so you can get started. Of course you want to know about the story: The game begins on October the 2nd, 1900. And Phileas Fogg, who just won that famous bet of traveling around the world in 80 days (yes, this is the same dude). And now, he got together with his friends to celebrate. But of course everyone comes up with a NEW adventure. And what would that adventure be?

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