We received a new board game, A Ticket to Ride, from Esdevium Games to review this week.
This is aimed at those aged eight and above and two to five people can play this game. After reading the rules, we set up the game ready to play.
It took me a little while to explain the rules to the children but once we understood them and tried the game out, it seemed much easier. I’m not sure I was in the right frame of mind to understand them the first time, to be honest, as I got muddled up as to which cards went where. The instructions and diagrams helped me to get it straight in my mind. Once we started playing, it was actually a really easy game to grasp.
The aim of the game is to make as many routes/train journeys from place to place as you can. We had the version of the game set in North America but there is also the European version available. The longer the routes made, the more points each player got. If you made the routes between the destinations on one of the destination cards that each player received, then you could earn extra points that way too.
My children particularly liked the small trains and I loved the illustrations on the board and the cards. The point scoring system was clearly written on the board and on an extra card for guidance. We really liked that we could keep score by putting our little colour coded wooden counters on the numbers around the edge of the board.
The more we play this game, the more we love it. I think that this would make an excellent Christmas or birthday gift.
Disclosure: We received a Ticket to Ride board game for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.