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?