Thursday, April 28, 2022

#13: Ticket to Ride (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Ticket to Ride 
  • rank: 198
  • rating: 7.4
  • published: 2004
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • Gorgeous production coupled with easy gameplay... a classic theme (trains!) coupled with a classic Rummy set-collection mechanic... just as playable with 2 as it is with 5.
Tips & Tricks:
  • Playing with 3 or 5 players is MUCH more cutthroat than playing with 2 or 4, due to how crowded the board can become.
  • Figuring out the "choke points" on any map is an important step in choosing tickets both at the beginning of the game and as you take ticket turns later.
  • We have a house rule that players can keep taking turns while someone decides on tickets as long as their action is to draw cards or take tickets. If a player is going to play to the board, they must wait until the ticket-taker has made their decision.
  • Most importantly, this is an excellent "gateway" game for non-gamers.

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