Ticket To Ride is the 2004 winner of the Spiel des Jahres, the most prominent gaming award in the industry. It achieved this by being the perfect gateway game for family gaming. It's rules are simple enough to be written on a train ticket and it's open to a very wide age range. If you are trying to get the family around for a game night, don't start too complicated. Try Ticket To Ride.
This edition is the same as the award winning original with the exception that the map is of Europe rather than the Continental United States. Many reviewers find the European map a little more fun.
From the publisher:
From the craggy hillsides of Edinburgh to the sunlit docks of Constantinople, from the dusty alleys of Pamplona to a windswept station in Berlin, Ticket to Ride Europe takes you on an exciting train adventure through the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe.
The second installment in our best-selling Ticket to Ride series of train adventures, Ticket to Ride Europe takes you into the heart of Europe. In addition to the new board map, Ticket to Ride Europe offers you brand new game play elements including Tunnels, Ferries and Train Stations. We’ve also upgraded you to First-Class accommodations with larger cards, new Train Station game pieces, and a lavishly illustrated game board.
Like the Spiel des Jahres winning original, the game remains elegantly simple, and easy to learn. Ticket to Ride Europe is a complete, new game that does not require the original version and is guaranteed to offer you hours of enjoyment.
Players: 2-5 (best 4)
Play Time: 30-60mins
Ticket To Ride: Europe
2013 Hungarian Board Game Award Special Prize Winner
2006 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
2006 Årets Spill Best Family Game Winner
2006 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee
2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Nominee
2005 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player
Original Ticket To Ride:
2010 Hungarian Board Game Award Nominee
2008 Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection
2006 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Winner
2006 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Nominee
2006 Hra roku Winner
2006 Hra roku Nominee
2005 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner
2005 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee
2005 Juego del Año Winner
2005 Juego del Año Finalist
2005 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Winner
2005 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Nominee
2005 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee
2005 Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner
2004 Tric Trac Nominee
2004 Spiel des Jahres Winner
2004 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2004 Origins Awards Best Board Game Winner
2004 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
2004 Meeples' Choice Award
2004 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Winner
2004 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Nominee
2004 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee