Top 10 Games – Part 4

Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride – No. 3

We also found Ticket To Ride while looking on the web for the best family games. My girls like this one the best. It’s our No. 3 game. I really like this one too. We have the 2004, Alan R. Moon version.

This game is fairly simple to understand and set up. There are also many versions of this games to choose from that are really cool. We play this game about once a week.

Here are some of the specifics about the game.

Skills they learn: strategic thinking, decision making, planning

Object of game: Select and claim train routes with longer routes scoring more points than shorter ones. Be the first to use up all your trains completing the most routes gaining the highest score. Incomplete routes are scored against you.

Players: 2 – 5 players

Ages: 8 and up

Designer: Alan R. Moon

Publisher: Days of Wonder, Inc.

Noteworthy comments: 2004 winner of the Spiel des Jahres prestigious game award with many other international game of the year awards.

Part 5 of this post series will give specifics on Life on the Farm, our current No. 4 game.

Have you ever played Ticket to Ride? Did your family like it?

 

Larry Braley

About Larry Braley

Blessed husband to a wonderful, virtuous woman and father of five, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Raised on a midsize farm in the midwest during my childhood and early teen years. Moved away for several years to live the corporate life. Glad to be back in the country raising my family, teaching life skills and developing our mini-farm.
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