Announcing the Ticket to Ride Card Game!

t2r.gifA New Train Adventure Begins!

Ticket to Ride – The Card Game is a stand-alone card game which delivers the same exciting, fun and easy-to-learn elements of the original Ticket to Ride board game, but with several new game-play twists in a portable format.

In the Ticket to Ride Card Game players work to collect sets of illustrated Train cards. These cards are then used to complete Destination Tickets – routes between two cities depicted on each ticket. But before their Train cards can be used, players face the risk of “train-robbing”, where another player may force them to lose their hard-earned cards.

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“I wanted to make sure that players of the Ticket to Ride Card Game would recognize the family resemblance to the board game, but also get to enjoy new and distinctive game play.” says the game’s author Alan R. Moon. “It has the familiar simplicity of the original game – drawing cards, playing cards, drawing tickets – but the game play itself is fresh and new.”

The Ticket to Ride Card Game is for 2-4 players ages 8 and older. It includes 96 train cards, 6 Big Cities Bonus cards, 46 Destination Tickets and a rules booklet. Playing time is approximately 30 minutes. The game will be available in 10 languages – English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish – in May from game retailers and the Days of Wonder web site. Suggested retail price is $25 in the US and €15 in Europe.

Update : The rules are available! You can download them from the Game page on our website.

This post is also available in: French, German

6 Responses to “Announcing the Ticket to Ride Card Game!”

  1. pkreynolds says:

    This looks like it could be good, but $25 is on the high side for a card game. I’m sure the quality will be solid, so it’s probably worth the higher than normal cost. I guess if any company could get me to pay $25 for a set of cards it’d be DoW :)

  2. rkalajian says:

    I’m excited about this. My wife and I love TTR, but sometimes it’s not so easy to lug it around when we go places.

    Hopefully TTR translates well to a card game and the game is similar enough where it’s worth picking it up.

    $25 does seem a bit steep for a card game, but you can be guaranteed you’ll find it cheaper than that in some places.

  3. Stephanie says:

    When can I purchase this card version of ticket to ride?

  4. Young David says:

    I’m glad that dollars won’t be converted 1:1 to euro’s anymore. €15,- might be a fair price. Cardgames vary from €6,- to €20,- so no complaining here. It’s even in dutch!!!

  5. MarkoPolo says:

    Stephanie,

    In the US, the card game is expected to be available in mid to late May both in retail stores and shipping from the Days of Wonder webstore. It should be available slightly sooner than that in Europe. We’ll probably have pre-orders available on the webstore by the end of March.

    MarkoPolo
    mark@daysofwonder.com

  6. nutcase says:

    am looking forward to see this as i have most of the games from DOW cant wait to order it.

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