Ticket to Ride: First Journey Game Rules
The goal of the game is to be the first player to complete 6 Tickets. There are 80 plastic trains, 32 Ticket cards, and 4 Coast-to-Coast bonus cards on the game board.
Shuffle the train cards and distribute 4 random cards to each player; place the remaining cards facedown to form the Train deck; keep all of your cards hidden from the other players! Coast to Coast bonus ticket cards are located next to the board.
The youngest player takes the first turn, and play continues clockwise around the table, with each player taking one turn at a time until the game is finished. On your turn, you can draw Train Cards or play Train Cards to claim a route.
Train Cards come in six different colors: yellow, green, white, black, blue, and red, and locomotives come in a variety of colors and can be used as a wild card when claiming a route.
To claim a route, play Train Cards that match the route’s color and number of spaces, then place one of your plastic trains in each of the route’s spaces, discarding all cards used to claim the route faceup next to the Train deck.
Completing a Ticket
Congratulations! You’ve completed one Ticket when you’ve built a continuous line of trains between the two cities on your Ticket! Tell the other players and flip it faceup in front of you. Draw two new Tickets from the top of the deck to replace them.
You can earn the Coast-to-Coast Bonus by saying “Coast to Coast!” and taking one Bonus Ticket Card and placing it in front of you if you have a continuous line of trains running from west coast cities to east coast cities.
End of the Game
The player who has completed the most Tickets wins; if there is a tie, all tied players win together, and the winner receives the Golden Ticket as a prize.
How many cards do you start with in Ticket to Ride first journey?
Shuffle the train cards and deal 4 random cards to each player, then face down the remaining cards to form the Train deck. Shuffle the ticket cards and deal 2 random Ticket Cards to each player, then face down the remaining cards to form the Ticket deck.
How long does it take to play Ticket to Ride first journey?
The beautiful art is the icing on the cake and really facilitates the play of the younger version. With adults, you can play a game in as little as 10 minutes; with kids, it may take 20-30 minutes, but even 4 and 5 year olds can enjoy the game with some supervision.
Is Ticket to Ride first journey worth it?
So, in a nutshell, if you have younger gamers, non-gamers, or simply people who want a quick game of something fun, slightly strategic, but simple enough for a four-year-old to understand, Ticket to Ride First Journey is ideal. It’s a fantastic new direction for a hugely popular series of games.
Which ticket to ride should I buy first?
You can’t go wrong with Ticket to Ride: Europe as a starting point; there’s a Ticket to Ride map for everyone, including Nordic Countries for smaller groups, Nederland for higher scores, and Asia for people who enjoy working together.
What happens if you run out of trains in Ticket to Ride first journey?
When a player’s 20 trains are depleted, the game ends, and the player (or players) with the most completed tickets at the end of the game win.
Who goes first Ticket to Ride Europe?
If two or more players are tied for the longest path, each receives a ten-point bonus from the European Express card, and the player with the most points wins the game. If two or more players are tied for the most points, the player who has completed the most Destination Tickets wins.
How is ticket ride first journey different?
Players collect train cards, claim routes, and try to connect cities coast-to-coast in First Journey, but routes are shorter, train cards are drawn straight from the deck, and the game ends when one player completes six tickets and claims the Golden Ticket as their prize, just like in Ticket to Ride.
How do I get good at Ticket to Ride?
Advice on how to win a Ticket to Ride
- Choose tickets you believe you can complete.
- Avoid telegraphing your routes because others can easily block you.
- Claim the most important routes first.
- Block other players if you can.
- Once your route is complete, consider starting a new one.
Can a 6 year old play Ticket to Ride?
The game requires players to put their strategy and planning skills to the test, and the rules are complex but surprisingly simple to grasp. I recommend the game for children aged 7 and up, but see below for tips on how to play with younger children.
Is Ticket to Ride London an expansion?
Ticket to Ride: London is a follow-up to Ticket to Ride: New York, a 15-minute version of the classic Ticket to Ride that, like all Ticket to Ride games, has a slight scoring twist but is essentially a shrunk-down version of the original.