Ticket to Ride

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Cloak-n-Dagger
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Ticket to Ride

Post by Cloak-n-Dagger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:46 am

TTR is one that I've always seen played at big conventions like Origins and I occasionally see mention of it on G+ or other board game related sites. I've never played the board game version of Ticket to Ride but I did purchase the iPad version when it was on sale and decided to give it a go. Surprisingly I'm finding it to be a lot of fun and thinking, now, about picking up either the original game to introduce to my wife, or the First Journey box, which is designed for younger players. I figure it may be nice to have the First Journey version for when my daughter is old enough to start playing more advanced board games (she's three and we've only just started her playing Candy Land off and on). Looking online, it appears there are several versions of the game and even expansions.

If you're not familiar with the game, here is the description:
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway. So climb aboard for some railroading fun and adventure. You've got a Ticket to Ride!
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Post by Deil the Yin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:22 pm

I've been doing a lot of board game shopping lately with my kids in mind. There is some pretty cool stuff out there, and I'm stoked about gaming with my kids...

I've heard good things about TTR and have it in consideration for purchase in the near future, as well.
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Post by grodog » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:21 am

TTR is fun. I've heard that the European railways version is better than the US one, but I've not played the latter (IIRC it was Gary's preference).

Other fun games for young kids who aren't super-hardcore boardgamers (yet):
- Checkers
- Sorry (definitely prefer this or Chutes & Ladders to Candyland, MouseTrap, Monopoly), and Parcheesi
- Backgammon
- Jenga
- Milles Bourne
- Snits Revenge

A bit older:
- Mastermind
- Pente and Chess
- Mah Jong
- Forbidden Island (Pandemic-lite; there's also a Forbidden Desert, but I've not played that)
- Mattel Electronic D&D Game
- Aliens (you can also play the boardgame online at http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/408816 but it's actually harder than the minis game, because it tracks ammo!)
- Dungeon!

Dipping young toes into Eurogames:
- Carcassone and Carcassone: Hunters & Gatherers
- Settlers of Catan
- Awful Green Things From Outer Space
- RoboRally
- Guildhall
- Dominion

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