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Ticket to Ride Board Game Review

Our family looks forward to our Family Game Night every weekend. It is a great way for us to bond and have lots of fun time together and I am always searching for creative and unique board games to play.

Ticket to Ride™ is a board game that is appealing and entertaining for both children and adults. This is one game that my husband actually looks forward to playing and the kids light up when I have suggested it for game night. The award-winning Ticket to Ride (2004 German Game of the Year) game takes the entire family on a cross-country train adventure in the year 1900. The object of the game is to travel across North America by railway and see who is able to “travel to the most cities in seven days.” Players collect train car cards so that they can claim railway routes to connect cities and you earn points based on the length of the route. You can also fulfill “Destination Tickets” and earn additional points by connecting two distant cities or by building the longest continuous railway.

This game incorporates geography, mapping and history. I love the educational features and my children don’t even notice that they are learning because they are too busy having fun playing the game. Ticket to Ride™ is recommended for ages 8 and up by my children (ages 7, 5 and 4) were all able to play at varying levels with a bit of adult supervision and guidance as needed. We played by teaming up the younger kids with either my husband or me and I am pleased to say that the “girls team” was the first winner because we had the highest number of total points earned at the end of the game! Needless to say, the boys have cried for a re-match this week.

If you are looking for fun ideas for the family this summer (we are taking ours with us to our mountain cabin on vacation this year) then I highly recommend Ticket to Ride™. You are invited to Days of Wonder to learn more about this fantastic game or to purchase your Ticket to Ride™ board game.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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