Ticket to Ride: Germany is a standalone game in the Ticket to Ride series. Over the course of the game, players collect cards in order to then claim routes on the game board between two cities. Ideally, the players create a network of routes that connect the cities showing on their secret ticket cards. Players score points both for claiming routes and for completing tickets, with incomplete tickets counting against a player's score. In addition to scoring points for tickets, whenever a player places a route on the board, they claim a passenger from the two cities that form the endpoints for that route (assuming that the passengers have not already been claimed). At the end of the game, whoever has the most passengers of each of the six colors scores 20 points for that color; whoever has the second most passengers in a color scores 10 points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
Ticket to Ride: Germany combines most of Zug um Zug: Deutschland and the Deutschland 1902 expansion in one box. Zug um Zug: Deutschland, published solely for the German and Austrian market, consisted of the same map as Ticket to Ride: Märklin, but ZuZ:D didn't include the passenger mechanism from Märklin in which players scored additional points by moving passengers from city to city. The Deutschland 1902 expansion introduced a different method of scoring passengers, and that method is now present in this collection.
Ticket to Ride: Europe includes a detailed board map of Germany train routes, 225 colored train cars, 110 Train Car Cards, 89 Destination Ticket Cards, 1 Bonus Card, 60 Passenger Meeples, 1 Cloth Bag, 5 Scoring Markers and 1 Rules Booklet.
Ticket To Ride: Germany is a complete, new game, and does not require the original Ticket to Ride to play. It is recommended for 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, and takes approximately 30-60 minutes to play.