The date is October 2, 1900, 28 years to the day that noted London eccentric, Phileas Fogg accepted and then won a L20,000 bet that he could travel "Around the World in 80 Days". Now at the dawn of the century it was time for a new "impossible journey". Some old friends have gathered to celebrate Fogg's impetuous and lucrative gamble--and to propose a new wager of their own. The stakes: $1 Million in a winner-takes-all competition. The objective: to see which of them can travel by rail to the most cities in North America--in just 7 days. The journey begins immediately.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. This family-friendly game is simple to learn, and provides tons of replay value. But don't let simplicity fool you -- Ticket to Ride requires strategy, good sense, and a touch of luck to win, making it one of the most popular specialty games of all time.
Ticket to Ride includes a detailed board map of North American train routes, 225 colored train cars, 144 illustrated cards, 5 wooden scoring marker, 1 rules booklet, and a Days of Wonder online access number. Ticket to Ride is recommended for 2-5 players ages 8 and up, and takes approximately 30-60 minutes to play.