Note: I can’t talk about this game without starting to sing the Beatles song.  You know what’s cool about trains?  Almost nothing.  You know what’s cool about Ticket to Ride, a classic game based on making train routes across America?  Almost everything.  It’s like riding Amtrak without the breakdowns.  Ticket to Ride is about collecting sets of train cards of the same color and turning them in to collect rail segments, with the goal of connecting cities across America with your rail network.  The longer the distance, the more points.  You can play it peacefully or cutthroat, you can pick it up easily but spend a lifetime mastering.  Play time is around 30-45 minutes.

Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride


9.5 /10


10.0 /10

Right Complexity

10.0 /10

Beauty and Design

10.0 /10

My Bias

9.0 /10


  • Easy to Learn
  • A Gateway Drug to Gaming
  • As strategic as you want it to be


  • None