Ticket To Ride Board Game

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In the year 1900, on October the 2nd, a lucrative and risk-taking gambler named Phileas Fogg accepted and accomplished winning a bet that he could “Travel Around The World In 80 Days”.

Now, at the start of the new century, a new bet has been wagered in remembrance of Phileas Fogg with a $1 million dollar, winner takes all prize bounty. Your mission is to see as many cities as possible across a 7 day period.

Throughout the game, you collect “train cards” to claim railway routes connecting cities together. The longer the route that’s claimed, the more points it’s worth. Using “Destination Tickets” to connect distant cities earns you additional points, as does being the player that builds the longest continuous railway.

2-5 players can play Ticket To Ride board game at once, and people who own this game will tell you that it’s funner to play with more than just 2 people. The game play is fast paced at 30-60 minutes per game, which is perfect for days when you don’t have a lot of time available.

Using Strategy To Win At Ticket To Ride Board Game

A big part of the gameplay in Ticket To Ride board game can revolve around blocking people’s routes, depending of course on who you’re playing against. People who dedicate a lot of their available resources to block opponents know that they’re essentially “giving up”on getting the points for building the longest track.

Once a player acquires the easiest route to “officially visit” a city, other players will have to go through the hassle of interconnecting routes in order to visit that same city and get points for accomplishing the same thing. For example, Chicago to Pittsburgh is easy, but once the lucky first player books the “easiest” route, that same “easiest route” can’t be used by other players.

Also, it’s helpful to keep in mind that using “blocking” strategies to prevent other players from achieving easy routes to visit cities is just one strategic aspect of playing the game. You’ll also need to focus on maximizing your points while realizing you’ve thwarted/blocked your opponents chances for easy routes the best you could.

Some players say that starting the game with a non-blocking approach is best in order to see how the other opponents affect your gameplay. Then apply a few blocking strategies based on how opponents make repetitive behavior moves during the game.

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