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Ticket To Ride - Play With Alexa


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2. Ticket To Ride - Play With Alexa

 [Senti score 87.1%]


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Product Summary

  • STRATEGY GAME: Build your tracks across the United States in this fast-paced and strategic board game. Connect iconic North American cities across a map of the 20th-century USA and build your train routes to earn points
  • FUN ADVENTURE GAME: Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities through North America! LOOKING FOR NEW ADVENTURES? Try Ticket to Ride expansions (Note: Expansions require Ticket to Ride Board Game to play)
  • MULTIPLE WAYS OF SCORING POINTS: Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway
  • FAST AND EASY TO LEARN: With elegantly simple gameplay, the game can be learned in under 15 minutes and enjoyed time and time again, whether it's your first time building a rail empire or an old favorite
  • NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND AVERAGE PLAYTIME: This family and adult board game can be played with 2 to 5 players. The average playtime is 30-60 minutes PLAY WITH ALEXA: Using a compatible Echo device, say Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride and play against Alexa!

Product Attributes

  • Width: 3.5 Inches,
  • Height: 11.8 Inches,
  • Weight: 3.3 Pounds,
  • Length: 11.8 Inches,
  • Size: 1. Standalone

Brand

Asmodee


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Product Review Analysis*

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Senti score  [87.1%]

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Pros & Cons

super satisfying

"it keeps everyone highly entertained never boards it's fast paced enough but also long enough to stay "tuned in" and makes winning the game super satisfying"
100.0%

seriously awesome

"this is a seriously awesome family game!"
100.0%

huge success

"i bought this game to introduce my parents and younger nephews to board games and to summarize the experience it was a huge success!"
100.0%

excellent board game

"this is an excellent board game with a reasonable mix of skill and luck involved"
100.0%

absolutely love this

"i absolutely love this"
100.0%

absolutely enjoyed

"i also brought it with me to a table top group and we all absolutely enjoyed it"
100.0%

the first 2 games

"our 8 year old had it figured out right away and won the first 2 games"
99.9%

highly highly

"highly highly recommend"
99.9%

delightful entry

"a delightful entry into "heaver" games this is the lightest they come"
99.9%

very entertaining

"i must say that it is a very entertaining game"
99.9%

incredibly well

"what i will say is that it's an incredibly well produced game"
99.8%

highly recommend

"i highly recommend"
99.6%

most entertaining

"by far the most entertaining game purchased in the past few years"
99.6%

best thing

"the best thing is to read them and start playing and some of the confusion clears up as you go and refer back to the instructions"
99.6%

real winner

"but with ticket to ride we have a real winner"
99.5%

little difficult

"they are significantly smaller than standard playing cards making the handling and shuffling a little difficult"
99.3%

crowd pleaser

"everyone i have played it with says it was their favorite game of the night it is a true crowd pleaser"
99.2%

visually attractive

"i think it is one of the most visually attractive board games there is and enjoy its layout presentation"
99.1%

absolutely amazing

"absolutely amazing game in every way"
99.0%

great show

"i loved watching the directions on tabletop with wil wheaton on youtube which is a great show if you are too lazy to read the directions "
98.5%

nice detail

"the playing cards while somewhat small see comment below are beautifully drawn and have nice detail"
98.0%

nice packaging

"the game looks great has nice packaging its easy to read and then learn as you play and really fun!"
97.2%

provoking strategies

"it's easy to learn and understand but full of thought provoking strategies and really having to think about what our next move is going to be"
94.9%

marked down

"i only marked down the durability because one of the train cars in my game arrived chipped"
94.4%

undeniable classic

"ticket to ride is a gateway board game that will unlock a world of many other games in your future but even after that happens you will still come back to this undeniable classic"
93.8%

beautifully drawn

"the playing cards while somewhat small see comment below are beautifully drawn and have nice detail"
93.7%

terrific artwork

"this is a quality constructed game with terrific artwork"
93.2%

that is exciting

"it's hard to find a two person game that is exciting and will keep a person with adhd engaged"
93.1%

excellent mix of skill

"it is an excellent mix of skill mostly with a little chance thrown in"
93.1%

love love love

"love love love this game!"
93.1%

game is amazing

"this game is amazing"
93.1%

fantastic and super

"the game itself is fantastic and super fun to play"
93.1%

they loved

"they loved it"
92.6%

very well made

"i know the game is a bit costly compared to other board games but it is very well made"
92.6%

having so much

"the entire family was laughing and having so much fun!"
92.4%

challenging pretty and

"it's challenging pretty and fun"
92.2%

family loved

"my family loved it"
92.1%

really enjoy

"i love games that are complex and have many pieces "arkham horror" is my favorite board game ever and while "ticket to ride" is much more simple i still really enjoy it"
92.1%

probably enjoy

"you'll probably enjoy it"
91.9%

excellent choice

"i highly recommend this game as it is an excellent choice for all ages and easy to learn"
91.7%

ticket to ride is amazing

"ticket to ride is amazing"
91.7%

strategies involved

"while the game is pretty simple to play the strategies involved can become quite interesting"
91.1%

anyone and great

"its a good challenge for anyone and great fun for the family"
91.0%

colorful and well made

"it is colorful and well made"
90.9%

absolutely loved

"ticket to ride joins settlers of catan as one of the few games that everyone i've played it with has absolutely loved"
90.8%

beautifully done

"the playing surface is beautifully done and is made from nice thick stock"
90.8%

your winner

"when someone runs out of trains first all the points get counted up and you get your winner"
90.6%

great family

"great family fun!"
90.6%

that helps

"i am 24 male if that helps you"
90.6%

played it and loved

"my family ages 9 to 44 played it and loved it!"
90.6%

that he loved

"i will always play it thinking of him and his model train set that he loved"
90.6%

very fun just

"it's very fun just the right amount of competitiveness and quite easy to learn"
90.6%

very fun a strategic

"the game is very fun a strategic you need to play a couple times before you get the hang of it"
90.5%

wife loved

"my 7 year old picked it up fast my wife loved it and her grandpa did too"
90.1%

comes in are beautiful

"the instructions the inserts on down to the box it comes in are beautiful"
89.9%

large family

"especially when you have a large family like we do"
89.8%

quite interesting

"while the game is pretty simple to play the strategies involved can become quite interesting"
89.8%

extremely elegant

"this game is extremely elegant making it easy for those new to gaming to get into but it also provides great opportunities for strategy that game lovers can appreciate"
89.3%

great and interesting

"overall a great and interesting bored game for a family game night"
89.3%

loved and so did adults

"teenagers loved and so did adults"
89.0%

super fun for all ages

"it's also super fun for all ages we have 3 generations sitting together in one place scheming on one another"
88.6%

keeps all entertained

"this one easily keeps all entertained"
88.5%

thanksgiving holidays

"old grandson over the thanksgiving holidays and we were hooked!"
88.3%

positive outcomes

"this game is a lot of fun and we have played it with board gamers and non board gamers with positive outcomes each time"
88.3%

most original

"it's also one of the most original games i've ever played"
88.2%

great ratings

"my family kid range 10 14 was looking for a new board game and i searched for something on amazon that basically got great ratings"
88.0%

well decorated

"the board is sturdy and well decorated"
87.7%

it's great

"it's great fun"
87.6%

occasional couple

"i'm glad we added this game to our collection as it's perfect for us to play and bring in the occasional couple of guests to the fun as well"
86.2%

slightly hard

"it is slightly hard to communicate gameplay at first but within ten minutes of trading cards in and laying down trains everyone is on board"
85.3%

great gift

"big hit with the family and makes a great gift"
75.0%

great addition

"would be a great addition to family game night!"
75.0%

great combination

"it is a great combination of logic and luck"
75.0%

great light

"it has a great light feel such that you can still have a conversation while playing without feeling you have to concentrate overly much on the game"
75.0%

nice variety

"the game does change quite a bit with different numbers of players which is nice variety "
75.0%

competitive elements

"it is very simple to learn but play can be quite complex due to competitive elements"
75.0%

nicely made

"the game board and pieces are all nicely made and fit well into the box when being stored"
75.0%

fairly quickly

"it moves fairly quickly and only takes about an hour to play a full game"
75.0%

great deal

"the game is very educational as it requires a player to visualize how to route your trains and it teaches a great deal about us and canadian geography"
75.0%

good price

"i bought it around the holidays at hella good price almost 1 2 off "
75.0%

gain points

"you gain points by claiming routes and completing destination tickets"
75.0%

reasonably well

"she mostly just bought long train segments and she surprisingly did reasonably well with that strategy"
75.0%

scoring instructions

"there are lots of rules and scoring instructions"
75.0%

fairly easy

"this one has a fairly easy learning curve but enough of a strategy element to be entertaining"
75.0%

perfect gift

"perfect gift for my 8 year old grandson we played it that night and he wanted to play again first thing in the morning!"
75.0%

great price

"got a great price on it as well"
75.0%

bonus points

"then in two moves she dropped two long routes on the board hooked everything up completed two of her routes for nearly forty bonus points triggered the game end and pocketed the ten point bonus for longest route"
75.0%

good combination

"it is a good combination of 50 50 luck vs"
75.0%

nice thing

"the nice thing about the original version versus other country versions is that people generally know where most of the cities are so they don't have as much trouble choosing routes and playing overall"
75.0%

great help

"i intend to play this game with my kids when they get a little older not only because of how fun it is but it would be a great help with geography skills"
75.0%

dedicated locations

"the product itself comes in nice professional box and has dedicated locations to store each item from the game"
75.0%

really easy

"it seems confusing at first when reading directions and trying to figure out how to play but it’s actually a really easy game to play"
74.9%

relatively fair

"not only that but everyone has a relatively fair chance at winning despite different skill levels which is a testament perhaps to the luck of the tickets but even that you have some control over"
74.9%

successful round

"it took my family only one session to figure out the rules and play a successful round"
74.9%

ideal duration

"we take some 60 to 90 minutes to complete which is an ideal duration for lazy sunday afternoons"
74.9%

reasonably quick

"fun game that is a reasonably quick play"
74.9%

extra points

"there are extra points for the longest train and first to go out"
74.9%

educational value

"the educational value of this toy is twofold you get the brain exercise of strategic thinking and as an added bonus you learn a bit of u"
74.9%

premium price

"this game is loads of fun and well worth the premium price"
74.9%

honest reviews

"i often depend on others leaving honest reviews when i need to order a new item"
74.9%

very positive

"everything about ticket to ride is very positive"
74.9%

fair amount

"gameplay is pretty simple yet there is fair amount of strategy that can be used"
74.9%

locomotive engineer

"he is a locomotive engineer and train nut and i saw this for the first time at a neat san francisco game shop"
74.9%

brain power

"there is a bit of "non skill" involved in playing the hand you are dealt but the rest is pure brain power"
74.8%

enjoy together

"every time i visit my parents they ask that i bring this game for us to play as a family and i usually end up leaving the game with them to enjoy together until my next visit"
74.8%

looks great

"the game looks great has nice packaging its easy to read and then learn as you play and really fun!"
74.8%

nice pieces

"this came with a huge board of great quality thick game cards printed on a decent stock rather than thin paper nice pieces and i love the way the inside plastic organizer for the pieces has well thought out indentions that makes storing the pieces securely possible while also making it possible for you to get ahold of the pieces easily"
74.8%

decent amount

"the board is pretty large so you'll want a decent amount of room or to play on the floor "
74.8%

look forward

"recommend it hightly and look forward to getting the european one soon"
74.8%

very quickly

"playtime usually lasts between 40 80 minutes depending on the number of players and their experience and it's very quickly paced once everyone gets their hands on the cards they need"
74.8%

scoring tickets

"in catan it can come to a point where defeat is almost certain but in ticket to ride i've been in dead last when the game ends but end up winning because i had some high scoring tickets that i had connected"
74.8%

planning yours

"while their is a limited number of routes it adds complexity to the game trying to guess everyone else's routes while planning yours"
74.8%

those sorts

"serious game players aren't going to really care what the theme is but the less serious game players do care and particularly the younger ones and i think the train theme can appeal to a lot of those sorts of players so i would say that ttr makes for a pretty good mixed company sort of game or for a family to all play together"
74.7%

more entertaining

"i was hoping to find a game that was more entertaining than this"
74.7%

very quick

"it is a very quick moving game even the very first time you play it"
74.7%

favorite part

"my favorite part is that my husband and i often play it by ourselves in the evening"
74.7%

ideal number

"i agree with other reviews that 2 4 is the ideal number"
74.7%

score boost

"in addition each player must also complete specific routes or "tickets" between key cities often at different ends of the map and can also work on other tasks like trying to build the longest singular train path which gives you and end game score boost"
74.7%

ballance risk and reward

"ballance risk and reward"
74.7%

often winning

"my 9 year plays it well often winning"
74.7%

friendly ones

"i like competitive strategy games and she like more simple family friendly ones"
74.7%

pretty easy

"it is a pretty easy game to learn but changes enough between each game to keep us coming back and playing again"
74.6%

good design

"just a good design all around"
74.6%

like apples

"i purchased this game because i wanted something more fun and challenging for my 11 year old than games like apples to apples and i'm certainly glad i chose this one"
74.6%

11th birthday

"i purchased this for a grandson's 11th birthday"
74.6%

simplified explanation

"that is a simplified explanation "
74.6%

relatively easy

"the concept is relatively easy but it's a lot of fun!"
74.6%

enjoyed it equally

"2 to 4 of us have played it and enjoyed it equally"
74.6%

beautiful game

"it’s a beautiful game that requires communication strategy and patience!"
74.6%

tremendous amount

"there's a tremendous amount of strategy involved but simple to learn the rules"
74.6%

great game

"great game"
74.6%

awesome game

"this is an awesome game"
74.6%

most popular

"i believe it was the twelfth most popular purchase in the board games category when i selected it"
74.5%

entertained especially

"so to recap it's a fast paced strategic game that will definitely keep you entertained especially if you have a fondness for travel"
74.5%

fairly fast

"light hearted fairly fast paced and excuse the cliche but seriously fun for the whole family!"
74.5%

achieve success

"you do have to think and develop a strategy to achieve success"
74.5%

nice graphics

"lots of little plastic trains brightly colored nice graphics"
74.5%

very competitive

"the championship game was game on and very competitive!"
74.5%

nuanced game

"great family fun but serious players looking for a nuanced game might want to look elsewhere"
74.5%

game lovers

"this game is extremely elegant making it easy for those new to gaming to get into but it also provides great opportunities for strategy that game lovers can appreciate"
74.5%

extra notch

"like i said ticket to ride is an excellent game but ticket to ride europe just steps it up an extra notch without going overboard"
74.5%

super clear

"watched a youtube video to learn what to do as the written instructions weren’t super clear to us"
74.5%

should enjoy

"while not a game i would've chosen initially this is certainly a very fun and fast paced game that most people should enjoy"
74.5%

good balance

"this game is a good balance between strategy and luck which makes it interesting to play"
74.5%

solidly made

"the bright colorful and solidly made game components look to last for years of hard play"
74.5%

incredibly easy

"it is an incredibly easy game to learn even taught the in laws but the combination of luck and strategy will keep all skill levels entertained"
74.5%

final scores

"at this point everyone reveals their tickets and the final scores are tallied"
74.5%

very durable

"the cards and pieces however are very durable and last for multiple playings"
74.4%

pretty effective

"you can quickly explain it to new players and they can become pretty effective players in only one game"
74.4%

pretty quickly

"it goes pretty quickly usually a game takes under an hour"
74.4%

great part

"definitely a great part of our collection!"
74.4%

will probably

"we will probably try other versions of this game but according to other reviews this version is a great starter to learning"
74.4%

more enjoyable

"plus the fact that my wife and 7 year old picked this up in no time made it that much more enjoyable"
74.4%

pretty good

"overall luck doesn't have that big of an impact on the game and that makes it a pretty good game for serious game players"
74.4%

have symbols

"the cards even have symbols on them so if you're colorblind you can tell the difference between cards"
74.4%

visible possibilities

"on each turn you can either: build a connection between two cities select a new "ticket" draw two "train car" cards from 5 visible possibilities or from the face down deck"
74.4%

play great

"this game takes approximately 30 minutes to play great if you've got a busy schedule and can only spare 30 45 minutes but it's addictive enough that we sometimes spend several hours playing it"
74.4%

highly competitive

"this game is fun challenging and highly competitive"
74.4%

pretty well

"i've played this with my six year old and he gets the concept pretty well"
74.4%

high quality

"this game is fun and high quality"
74.4%

some guidance

"my grandmother even got in on playing and could understand the rules with some guidance"
74.4%

solid week

"we had to play it every night for a solid week before i had to break the habit and get back to the real world!"
74.3%

good transition

"that seems to be a good transition"
74.3%

following recommendation

"for those who have heard about this game or played it once and would like to get their own copy i would make the following recommendation: if you have children age 12 or under go ahead and get ticket to ride"
74.3%

amazing game

"amazing game at 58 years old i don't find a new game i live very often but this game is amazing i play it with my wife friends children and grandchildren and they all love it"
74.3%

loving family

"this is a well made game and should be in every game loving family"
74.3%

added bonus

"an added bonus is that it really strengthens an understanding of where the major cities are located in the us"
74.3%

last train cart

"what i enjoy the most is the suspense of what the other players are up to the game is suspenseful up to the last train cart placed!"
74.3%

enjoy trying new ones

"i love playing them whenever i get the chance and i especially enjoy trying new ones"
74.3%

very interesting

"what a very interesting game!"
74.3%

considerably more

"so i hesitantly played this with the family and i just enjoyed this game and it was considerably more fun than i ever anticipated!"
74.3%

good understanding

"if you have all new players playing the game one time should give you a good understanding"
74.3%

extra friends

"anything that requires some strategy some creativity and a few extra friends : this game is perfect for us!"
74.3%

enjoy this

"i love that the whole family can enjoy this"
74.3%

nice especially

"play time goes by much faster than settler's of catan which is nice especially when you're playing with inexperienced or young players"
74.3%

extra dollars

"ticket to ride 15th anniversary edition was worth the 5 extra dollars to me personally"
74.3%

addictive enough

"this game takes approximately 30 minutes to play great if you've got a busy schedule and can only spare 30 45 minutes but it's addictive enough that we sometimes spend several hours playing it"
74.2%

simple and easy

"the rules are fairly simple and easy to follow"
74.2%

european version

"my advice is to buy this version first to see what it's all about and work your way up to the european version"
74.2%

quality product

"high quality product"
74.2%

super time

"super time!"
74.2%

will likely

"these editions offer varying levels of complexity that will likely offer more long term replay value to older players"
74.2%

nicer gift

"they are advertised seperately and really make it a nicer gift"
74.1%

securely possible

"this came with a huge board of great quality thick game cards printed on a decent stock rather than thin paper nice pieces and i love the way the inside plastic organizer for the pieces has well thought out indentions that makes storing the pieces securely possible while also making it possible for you to get ahold of the pieces easily"
74.1%

still enjoyable

"i can say at 4 players this game gets tense but still enjoyable and entertaining"
74.1%

well constructed

"the board is well constructed and we love remembering the names of major cities and where they are located"
74.1%

everyone young

"huge hit with everyone young and old!"
74.0%

quick and easy

"it was quick and easy to learn but also slightly complex in some of the more advanced strategies you can employ to score more"
74.0%

good strategy

"it is an easy game to play with good strategy involved if desired"
74.0%

extremely helpful

"at first the instructions seemed a little daunting to us but after a quick google search we stumbled upon an extremely helpful video done by the actor wil wheaton"
74.0%

being stored

"the game board and pieces are all nicely made and fit well into the box when being stored"
74.0%

gets competitive

"only takes a few minutes to learn but once you do it gets competitive and fun"
74.0%

things interesting

"the game mechanics are simple enough that you don't have to heavily to play but there's enough strategy involved to keep things interesting"
74.0%

simple game

"game component issues aside this is a very fun yet simple game to play for the entire family"
74.0%

some respects

"so in some respects you either "get it" or not so much but it is a fun experience and the rout cards spice it up each time that it doesn't feel repetitive"
73.9%

excellent game

"this is an excellent game!"
73.9%

nothing like risk

"don't get me wrong it's nothing like risk!"
73.9%

competitive fast

"and boy did it get competitive fast"
73.9%

online version

"highly recommend the board game as well as the online version"
73.9%

nice 3d tokens

"i like that you can keep score during the game exercising those math skillz using the border of the game board and that the scoring markers and train pieces are nice 3d tokens wooden and plastic respectively as opposed to the cardboard 2d crap you see everywhere these days"
73.9%

strategy and luck

"great game with perfect mix of strategy and luck"
73.9%

intense strategy

"the first few will probably be getting the rules down and focusing on making each ticket but the ones after have some intense strategy and competition"
73.9%

much simpler

"makes it much simpler to understand vs reading rules"
73.9%

considerably cheaper

"you can purchase it for either 600 or 800 points see xbox 360 live 1600 points and others which works out to considerably cheaper than the board game and allows online multiplayer"
73.9%

final scoring

"the game can have many twists in turns in the final scoring"
73.9%

very close

"my family has been playing ticket to ride for a couple of years now usually after family sunday lunch with kids from 12 year olds to 50 ish year old parents around the table and quote often the kids either win or at least finish with a very close score to more senior people"
73.9%

easy to read

"the game looks great has nice packaging its easy to read and then learn as you play and really fun!"
73.9%
...

just boring

"we tried for an hour and perhaps it’s just boring and that’s why we gave up"
99.5%

very confusing

"the one i bought my mom for christmas is misprinted the orange color cards are totally off making some orange look like red and the game becomes very confusing"
98.0%

arrived defective

"i've played this game and love it however it arrived defective"
96.4%

terribly annoying

"it's terribly annoying for shuffling etc"
96.1%

boring game

"a long boring game"
90.4%

lengthy game

"i love how it is a lengthy game but not so long that we lose interest"
89.4%

most frustrating

"the most frustrating part of the evening was my family sitting there with rolling eyes as i read and re read everything to make sure i totally understood the process"
89.3%

glaringly obvious

"it's a little thing but it's glaringly obvious to us minnesotans"
89.2%

difficult and annoying

"you play a lot of cards during the game and have to shuffle regularly and it’s really difficult and annoying with the tiny cards"
89.1%

that is annoying

"the only thing that is annoying is the size of the cards"
89.1%

very frustrating

"instead they doubled our route cards which is very frustrating"
89.0%

took forever

"it took forever with that many people and figuring out how to play"
88.8%

dumbed down

"maybe i just don't have patience or need things dumbed down"
74.9%

trouble parcheesi

"my family occasionally played board games trivial pursuit monopoly battleship trouble parcheesi and so on but we never really had a tradition of doing so"
74.9%

boiled down

"they can be boiled down to "it's like gin rummy "
74.9%

lacking the style

"while my family loves ticket to ride i feel this anniversary edition is lacking the style the 10th anniversary had"
74.9%

seems wasteful

"it seems wasteful but the cards that the game comes with are obsolete if one has the 1910 expansion pack"
74.9%

only issue

"my only issue was with the directions in which it was not initially obvious that you are supposed to discard your cards into a future recycle stack once you claim a train route or maybe i was just having a brain glitch"
74.9%

ridiculous amount

"i do wish more than 5 people could play but that would probably be a really long game with a ridiculous amount of cards trains needed"
74.9%

just randomly

"we started off playing clue just randomly happened one night after which i started looking for more games to play because it was quite a bit of fun"
74.8%

small gripe

"oh and my other small gripe is the placement of duluth"
74.8%

limited time

"each player is really just trying to do their best in the limited time"
74.8%

even worse

"this little ones are very difficult to hold and even worse to shuffle!"
74.8%

counterfeit version

"i contacted the manufacturer days of wonder and they suspect i received a counterfeit version"
74.8%

incomplete routes

"your pawn moves around the perimeter of the board as you lay down trains on the tracks according to the size of track and add in all your completed route points at the end of the game or deduct for incomplete routes "
74.8%

does n't work

"when you try to register it the serial number doesn't work"
74.8%

very addicting

"this game is very fun and very addicting"
74.8%

getting boring

"the game play moves rapidly enough to keep it from getting boring and there is some strategy involved but not enough to make it tedious"
74.8%

counterfeit products

"other reviews mentioned that they got counterfeit products"
74.8%

disturbing characters

"don't be deceived by the somewhat disturbing characters that are depicted on the game's box art"
74.7%

board issue

"but concerns me cause i have a 5 year old copy and i didn't have the board issue"
74.6%

just stuck

"we affectionately call it "trains " i do not remember how we got the nick name but it just stuck!"
74.6%

freaking blast

"we played it with my family last night took us 3 hours with 5 players and it was a freaking blast!"
74.6%

rolling eyes

"the most frustrating part of the evening was my family sitting there with rolling eyes as i read and re read everything to make sure i totally understood the process"
74.5%

ends too quickly

"2 the game ends too quickly"
74.5%

only problem

"the only problem we have is not having more destination tickets"
74.5%

multiple copies

"this is one of those games that you will play so often with your family that you will have to buy multiple copies through out your life as you wear them out"
74.5%

pretty cumbersome

"my only complaint is that the scoring mechanism is pretty cumbersome"
74.4%

negative reviews

"it is like no one gives it negative reviews"
74.3%

overly complicated

"this is an engaging not overly complicated family fun game"
74.2%

bored games

"i am not even a the type of person who regularly plays bored games"
74.2%

forcing players

"i know that does not seem like a big difference but in the play and flow of the game having 1 more player could make this game even tighter and more competetive forcing players to have more strategy in picking their routes"
74.2%

inferior product

"why pay more for an inferior product and then the upgrade?"
74.2%

brain glitch

"my only issue was with the directions in which it was not initially obvious that you are supposed to discard your cards into a future recycle stack once you claim a train route or maybe i was just having a brain glitch"
74.2%

very poorly

"the edges cut off because it was very poorly aligned when made"
74.0%

firm cardboard

"the map is made of firm cardboard"
73.8%

your tired

"if your tired of 'bored' games like monopoly candyland and chutes and ladders but still want a fun family game you should check this out"
73.5%

trivial complaint

"but really this is a trivial complaint"
73.4%

absurdly tiny

"my one complaint is the absurdly tiny cards"
73.1%

excessively small

"if i had to doc this game any points it would be for the materials specifically the cards which seem excessively small"
73.0%

their interest but

"it is complex enough to hold their interest but not so much that it is too hard to play"
72.9%

real issue

"i only have one real issue with this game and that is that the cards used are small cards not your standard playing card size"
72.4%

only negative

"only negative is that it does get repetitive after a few plays and you can quickly devise strategies that will easily help you win"
72.3%

rail baron

"i grew up playing rail baron which is an awesome train game but very complicated and takes a long time to play seriously it makes monopoly look speedy "
72.0%

more difficult

"good for kids but not great if you like more difficult strategy games"
71.5%

lose points

"however not connecting your trains between those cities means you lose points"
71.2%

unfortunately easier

"both are able to defeat me which is unfortunately easier than i would prefer"
71.1%

little pricey

"i'm not sure what the going price for board games these days but this one to me seems little pricey"
70.4%

slides over the

"the only thing that denotes this as special is the sleeve that slides over the box"
70.2%

color deficient

"3 some card colors are difficult to discern without bright lighting or if persons are color deficient"
69.3%

most difficult

"i find that one of the most difficult things about ordering online is that i can’t hold or touch the products before buying them"
69.2%

biggest downside

"the biggest downside to this game is that it can take a long time to play especially with 5 people playing"
69.2%

your opponent's

"i like games that involve strategy and analyzing your opponent's strategy"
69.1%

only disappointment

"upon opening the box my only disappointment is with the size of the cards used for the game"
68.5%

point pandemic

"i just picked up dead of winter excellent game last night on earth flash point pandemic 7 wonders not a fan love letter munchkin"
68.3%

lacking these days

"it requires strategy and critical thinking so a little brain power here which i think is what most teenagers are lacking these days"
68.1%

predictable patterns

"fun game but a few drawbacks: 1 routes do not cover many cities and form predictable patterns for winning"
67.2%

remove the batteries

"had to remove the batteries and put them back in"
66.8%

getting bored

"what i appreciate most is that the game appeals to all ages and since rounds move very quickly no one should be getting bored"
66.7%

getting annoyed

"so other than getting annoyed when someone takes the line you've been trying to get you are more concerned about your own play instead of what others are doing"
66.5%

spent cards

"ill spent cards will hurt you later as you scramble to connect extended paths for bonus points"
66.5%

rolling though

"once we got rolling though it was a lot of fun and i can see why it's so popular"
66.3%

multiple websites

"this game was recommended on multiple websites so i asked some friends if they'd played it"
66.3%

terribly critical

"i guess they didn't think map accuracy was terribly critical"
66.3%

especially flat

"my only real critique of this game and the reason it's 4 not 5 stars is the board doesn't sit especially flat"
66.2%

having trouble

"i find myself getting excited wanting my next turn to hurry up and get to me and having trouble even staying in my seat sometimes"
66.2%

terribly long play

"it is not a terribly long play which makes it great for a quicker evening game"
66.1%

it's difficult

"not that it's difficult but it does take some time to read through the rules and understand the setup and game instructions"
65.8%

small cards

"2 small cards are difficult to handle and shuffle"
65.8%

interrupt card

"you aren't managing stocks or trying to figure out if the d 20 you rolled entitles you to a critical hit because someone else played an interrupt card"
65.6%

these shortcomings

"however both of these shortcomings can be overcome with the usa 1910 expansion pack days of wonder ticket to ride 1910 expansion which has standard sized cards and more than 2x the destination tickets"
65.5%

unable to play the game

"this was particularly disappointing since we had planned a special game night but were unable to play the game!"
65.4%

distracted from the game

"my 8 year old started getting distracted from the game about half way through but as i said i had already worn them out with waiting"
65.4%

attempting to plan

"however it is imho pretty predictable after a few games you sort of can remember what routes you used to build and hence can guess what your fellow game mate is attempting to plan"
65.1%

pretty boring

"after a couple of games it gets pretty boring trying to find the same roads over and over"
65.0%

lies flat on the table

"it lies flat on the table and the pieces are good quality"
64.7%

gets low on train pieces

"basically you draw route cards and you complete as many as you can using the little trains using colored train cards to complete the necessary length of track until someone gets low on train pieces"
64.3%

losing the game

"also will the amount of skill and strategy taken with this game you won't end up with game pieces thrown about your game space as it is not likely that players interested in the game will be likely to have over the top reactions when losing the game"
64.3%

definitely frustrating

"of course we will still play it but it’s definitely frustrating to spend $40+ on a game with misprinted cards"
64.2%

difficult to hold

"tickets are small enough to make it a bit difficult to hold onto"
64.2%

dropped a little

"i watched it on amazon and ordered it when the price dropped a little"
64.1%

lose interest

"i could play this game every night and never lose interest"
64.1%

your opponent

"you can play cut throat and block your opponent or play leisurely and connect your cities"
63.7%

could hardly

"i wasn't sure what all the hype was about and could hardly believe that there're were so many positive reviews"
63.7%

were fakes

"if there really were fakes out there getting sent to shoppers how long do you think that would last probably 2 minutes or less"
63.5%

really trivial

"but this issue is really trivial and does not change the fact that this is to me the perfect board game"
63.0%

only minor complaint

"my only minor complaint is that the cards are way too tiny but if this is an issue for you it can be rectified by adding the 1910 expansion which features replacements for all the original cards plus new destination tickets"
62.8%

more destination tickets

"the only problem we have is not having more destination tickets"
62.8%

difficult for them

"if you do not know what you are doing then you still have fun and you can always play to block others and make things difficult for them"
62.6%

they 're too small

"if i had one complaint it would be in the destination ticket and train cards they're too small"
62.4%

deter most people

"days of wonder has created a euro style board game in ttr but have removed a lot of the more bulky rules that deter most people from wanting to play new board games"
62.3%

cardboard cons

"there are a blend of long and short routes that ensures a wide variety of strategies at play to successfully complete the destination tickets the board itself is sturdy and i am not too worried about bending the cardboard cons the train and destination cards are small compared to the ones that are provided in the europe iteratuon"
62.1%

take forever

"some things to keep in mind: even though you can play with five players i would recommend keeping it around three or four unless you impose a time limit on turns because people can take forever to make decisions which can stall gameplay and turn it into a "when is it my turn again" type of game"
61.9%

difficult to handle

"smaller cards are not only more difficult to handle but also to shuffle"
61.6%

poor quality counterfeits

"some other reviewers describe getting poor quality counterfeits but the copy i received is either real or a very good fake since it had all the pieces and seems solid"
61.2%

forgot some of them

"we had to cover them a couple times and even then people forgot some of them during the game"
60.7%

pretty predictable

"however it is imho pretty predictable after a few games you sort of can remember what routes you used to build and hence can guess what your fellow game mate is attempting to plan"
60.6%

needlessly small and

"they feel needlessly small and i don't think it was anything more than a cost cutting move to make them this size they are about a third the size of the average playing card"
60.4%

other sites

"at the time that i purchased this in 2010 the game was very expensive to buy on other sites and amazon had the best price which is awesome"
60.4%

difficult for the kids

"we are trying to do it more for the kids 10 and 8 but most games are too kid oriented to hold an adults attention or too difficult for the kids to enjoy"
60.4%

entire web sites

"it's simple enough so that young children can learn it but has enough strategy that there are entire web sites dedicated to playing it more thoughtfully"
60.4%

drop about

"if you can drop about $50 additional"
60.2%

difficult to shuffle

"i do wish the cards were larger though as i find them difficult to shuffle because of their size"
60.2%

risk or monopoly

"it's on par with risk or monopoly in that developing a plan will help you win the game but the game is still enjoyable if played more casually"
60.1%

long and short

"there are a blend of long and short routes that ensures a wide variety of strategies at play to successfully complete the destination tickets the board itself is sturdy and i am not too worried about bending the cardboard cons the train and destination cards are small compared to the ones that are provided in the europe iteratuon"
60.0%

quickly becomes playable

"the game seems intimidating out of the box with lots of pieces and cards but quickly becomes playable"
59.9%

laying down

"the train cards are your resource for laying down your trains and making long windy connections all across the board"
59.0%

card holders

"i would suggest making card holders for the younger players as it gets tough hiding your tickets and keeping up with your intended routes"
59.0%

catan pandemic

"imo you need this in your board game collection in addition to classics like catan pandemic and carcassonne"
58.9%

begin racking up points

"select your missions draw your cards and lay tracks across the us to begin racking up points"
58.8%

stops back

"here's how: after a person is down to 2 or less trains it becomes the last and final round for everyone else and stops back at that person"
58.5%

have cheaply

"so many of the games we have purchased have cheaply made boards all the pieces in cellophane bag that can not be reused and thrown in the empty box etc"
58.4%

hurt too easily

"the game is technically competitive but so far we've played it where we each just focus on building our own paths rather than trying to interfere with each other so it's a game that makes losing less personal if you have to play with folks who get their feelings hurt too easily"
58.3%

nice or as ugly

"you can play as nice or as ugly as you like as there are tactics you can use against your opponents you can figure this out once you play a couple of times "
58.0%

returning this product

"i am returning this product"
57.9%

too much to ignore

"lucky for us over the last 15 20 years game manufacturers both here in the us and in europe are pushing games to our market and the popularity and success is too much to ignore"
57.6%

does n't need

"and can get "cutthroat " if your grandson blocks you just cause he has train cars that he doesn't need"
57.4%

stomps the kids

"very fun strategy game but not so much strategy that mom stomps the kids every time"
57.3%

played risk

"in the end we only played risk once during the week but ticket to ride was played almost every day"
57.3%

some skill but

"i like that it takes some skill but not so much that the game is constantly held up while players contemplate their next moves"
57.3%

losing less personal

"the game is technically competitive but so far we've played it where we each just focus on building our own paths rather than trying to interfere with each other so it's a game that makes losing less personal if you have to play with folks who get their feelings hurt too easily"
56.8%

n't have patience

"maybe i just don't have patience or need things dumbed down"
56.7%

counterfeit game

"i'm surprised amazon would sell a counterfeit game"
56.6%

hiding your tickets

"i would suggest making card holders for the younger players as it gets tough hiding your tickets and keeping up with your intended routes"
56.5%

minor concern

"there are a lot of little train pieces that could get lost in a party but other than that minor concern i can't imagine anyone not enjoying this wonderfully original beautifully presented game"
56.4%

make it tedious

"the game play moves rapidly enough to keep it from getting boring and there is some strategy involved but not enough to make it tedious"
56.3%

going to get bored

"i'm going to get bored"
56.2%

were a bit confusing

"at first not knowing anything about the game the rules were a bit confusing"
56.2%

seemingly randomly

"it has seemingly randomly selected cities no state lines and not all the cities are on the board quite where they should be"
56.2%

incorrectly labeled

"like another reviewer mentioned 14 of the cards in the game i got were incorrectly labeled"
56.1%

with no luck

"i've tried tapping twice touching and holding with no luck"
56.1%

most tickets

"i usually play with the 1910 rules substitution that the person with the most tickets completed gets 15 points instead of the one with the longest track because it feels more thematic"
55.9%

learn but not long

"takes a few min to learn but not long"
55.9%

kill each other

"it's not that you are trying to kill each other you are just trying to survive!"
55.8%

first bored game

"this is the first bored game i have purchased in many years"
55.7%

might be complicated

"thought it might be complicated and it seems a bit overwhelming with all the different cards and pieces"
55.6%

just a weird thing

"it doesn't impact the game in any way it's just a weird thing to get wrong"
55.2%

what i do n't like

"what i don't like are games with overly complicated rules that take time to master"
55.2%

couple of shortcomings

"the game has a couple of shortcomings that keep it from being rated as 5 stars"
55.1%

lose their money

"they both involve strategy but ticket to ride will never turn into a 'marathon' game as eventually the players will run out of trains quicker than monopoly players would lose their money"
55.0%

take very long

"a game doesn't take very long and each turn takes on average less than 10 seconds"
54.8%

split apart

"the board was mis cut and thinner than a legitimate copy and one section was split apart"
54.7%

incomplete set of cards

"it came with an incomplete set of cards specifically it had the correct *number* of cards but half of the cards were repeats!"
54.7%

too hard to play

"it is complex enough to hold their interest but not so much that it is too hard to play"
54.7%

a problem until

"never had a problem until now"
54.7%

draws three tickets

"each player draws three tickets and has to choose which routes to fill"
54.7%

not like this version

"i do not like this version"
54.7%

have no interest

"i truly have no interest in "winning" the game"
54.6%

with this game

"not with this game!"
54.6%

find something

"it is hard to find something bad to say about this game but that would be my one complaint: it can get repetitive since your're doing the same thing every turn"
54.6%

time to be bored

"while everyone else is taking their turns you are so busy planning your next move that you never have time to be bored"
54.6%

n't much variation

"even though there isn't much variation on what to do each turn you still have to form a strategy"
54.6%

n't have this game

"honestly if you don't have this game you owe to yourself to buy it and complete your collection"
54.6%

not for small children

"this is not for small children"
54.6%

not buy this board

"do not buy this board!"
54.6%

ticket to ride

"not ticket to ride"
54.6%

very disappointing

"very disappointing quality"
54.5%

not been said before

"what can be said that has not been said before?"
54.4%

monopoly risk life

"most of us americans grew up with a bunch of famous named games monopoly risk life etc but often these games leave much to be desired because they are either: long tedious or too dependent on luck"
54.3%

never fully eliminated

"the other nice feature to this game and most euro games is that players are never fully eliminated"
54.0%

object of this game

"the object of this game is to claim routes across north america and lay claim to the routes by placing trains in those spaces"
53.9%

downside to this

"before this point we had never had difficulties learning how to play a game once we read through the instructions so that was a downside to this one"
53.9%

find it too challenging

"game play requires moderately sophisticated thinking kids under 6 may find it too challenging"
53.9%

feel a bit too simple

"once you play the expansion maps with the addition mechanics of tunnels ferries and so forth the basic usa map included in this package can feel a bit too simple"
53.9%

much less competitive

"a great family game and while it's competitive it's much less competitive than many games"
53.9%

feel a bit slow

"sometimes the game can feel a bit slow when everyone spends turn after turn drawing cards but on the whole it seems to go pretty fast most of the time"
53.9%

highest point total

"the player with the highest point total at the end of the game is declared the winner"
53.9%

fail like pandemic

"you are not set up to fail like pandemic"
53.7%

year old grandma

"i even play it with my 85 year old grandma"
53.7%

room for challenge

"the strategy leaves room for challenge as well"
53.7%

came to worse

"i figured if worse came to worse i would have to send it back for free but that wasn't needed and i'm glad i got the game"
53.5%

time limit

"some things to keep in mind: even though you can play with five players i would recommend keeping it around three or four unless you impose a time limit on turns because people can take forever to make decisions which can stall gameplay and turn it into a "when is it my turn again" type of game"
53.5%

much competition

"not much competition with others so it is fun to play without worrying about others in the game trying to make you loose"
53.5%

took me so long

"i've known about this game for a while and i can not believe it took me so long to actually buy it"
53.4%

average less

"a game doesn't take very long and each turn takes on average less than 10 seconds"
53.3%

young persons

"this is an easy game for young persons to learn counting major us map locations colors and strategy"
53.1%

most savage

"even though i played with the most savage player i've wanted it since"
52.9%

complaint i have

"one complaint i have is in our version the cards are smaller then normal size playing cards so they are annoying to shuffle but from what i understand some versions have this fixed and use normal sized cards"
52.9%

much chance

"not much chance involved at all"
52.7%

n't take it personally

"boston is in maine and it has a few cities that are not on the must know list sorry people of duluth don't take it personally "
52.7%

board is fake

"this board is fake"
52.7%

none of us hates either

"the boys generally only tolerate these because i make them play gotta keep it fair you know or 3 a few games are somewhere in the middle that none of us loves but none of us hates either"
52.6%

being too short

"simple to learn strategies unfold as you play doesn't take a long time while not being too short"
52.6%

repetitive game play

"pros: quick turns it isn't over till it's over cons: can be repetitive game play is pretty simple: you start with some secret tickets with cities on them that you have to connect together to get points then you either draw cards build with the cards in your hand or get more tickets"
52.5%

leisurely pace

"a leisurely pace takes 45 to an hour depending on how much explaining you need to do or if you do a practice round and on how many players are participating"
52.3%

that was disappointing

"unfortunately the cardboard box had rips in it so that was disappointing"
52.2%

40 mins to complete

"i have been playing it for a while most nights with one other person and most games take between 30 40 mins to complete"
52.0%

worst part

"i love strategy board games but the worst part about them is not only finding other people willing to commit all that time to play them but having to explain the rules of the game to the people who never played before"
51.9%

very labor intensive

"very labor intensive!"
51.8%

which was annoying

"the reason i'm giving it four stars is because my game board won't completely lay down flat and when i received it two of the corners of the box were already ripped which was annoying"
51.8%

anne wheaton

"just be careful when you're playing and don't accidentally slam your fists on the table in celebration ala anne wheaton on tabletop the trains move easily!"
51.5%

3 generations ages

"we took it along to a family reunion that was all adults and it was enjoyed by 3 generations ages late 20's to mid 80's"
51.4%

hard to shuffle

"they are too hard to shuffle and hold"
51.4%

more than one rail

"two players can block eachother by trying to use the same rail however more than one rail can be used to get to each city"
51.4%

little bit frustrated

"i would say kids down to about 5 or so would be able to grasp this game fine but some on the younger end might be a little bit frustrated or slow at some of the things that need to be done during the game"
51.4%

blocked their route

"2 player games allow you the ability to stay away from each other for the most part but it does extremely stressful with 4 or more players as you will have multiple people not happy you blocked their route early and they have to live with not making their routes : don't let 4 5 players stop you from playing though great game and look for it to play with family"
51.3%

complicated to master

"if you like strategy games this has an easy learning curve without being too complicated to master"
51.3%

opened this gift

"we opened this gift for christmas today but had bought on prime day"
51.2%

short 2 person game

"definitely more fun than a short 2 person game"
51.1%

tired with the same

"i also hear there are unofficial fan made maps out there on the internet that can be downloaded and printed along with destination cards if you get tired with the same map"
51.0%

would not recommend

"would not recommend"
50.8%

corners are already bent

"corners are already bent"
50.7%

ridiculously fun game

"forgive the pun but this really is a ridiculously fun game for 2 5 players"
50.7%

very small

"cons: the cards are small very small"
50.7%

just put them away

"or checking phones seriously just put them away"
50.1%
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Top positive statements

Statement Strength**
"Overall Ticket to Ride" is a very fun game and great for a family or friends boardgame night." 93.1%
"Great game with perfect mix of strategy and luck." 93.1%
"The on line version is great because it is so convenient." 93.1%
"Great fun for family and friends." 93.1%
"It is colorful and well made." 93.1%
"It's very fun just the right amount of competitiveness and quite easy to learn." 93.1%
"It is quite amazing how quickly all of the train cars are deployed." 93.1%
"It does a great job of building tension as well." 93.1%

Top negative statements

Statement Strength
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Positive mentions

Mentioned Object Mentioned in Strength
Ballance
"Ballance risk and reward"
74.7%
11th birthday
"i purchased this for a grandson's 11th birthday"
74.6%
US
"added bonUS my children will become much more comfortable with US geography e"
74.3%
European
"even though our group started with the European version we are all very taken with the simpler u"
74.2%
Toronto Canada
"we are declaring the turn like "a route from Toronto Canada to boston ma""
72.8%
Alan Moon
"a good starting gift for my grandson whose grandfather used to play games with Alan Moon"
71.7%
5 extra dollars
"ticket to ride 15th anniversary edition was worth the 5 extra dollars to me personally"
59.6%
LA
"a shorter distance new york to chicago is worth less than longer distances new york to LA "
59.3%
Grandpa
"grandma and Grandpa like it too"
51.0%

Negative mentions

Mentioned Object Mentioned in Strength
$35
"i guess there are eccentric people out there who are happy to shell out another $35 to $50"
73.7%
US
"there are other countries available to play too if you are not from the US"
54.7%
$50
"i guess there are eccentric people out there who are happy to shell out another $35 to $50"
52.9%
$40 $50
"ebay and others want between $40 $50 for it"
43.5%

Emotion analysis

Positive tone

Neutral tone

Negative tone

43.5% 40.4% 16.1%
  neutral 40.2%
  happiness 29.7%
  worry 13.6%
  fun 8.8%
  love 2.3%
  relief 1.9%
  sadness 1.7%
  surprise 0.8%
  hate 0.4%
  empty 0.2%
  anger 0.2%
  fear 0.2%

* analysis performed using Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods, data for the analysis has been gathered from multiple publicly accessible sources.
** strength is the level of sentiment expressed in a sentence, phrase or keyword. It ranges from 0 to 100%
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last analysis update 2023-01-24