5. Ticket to Ride
Most Popular Board Games
- 2-5 Players
- Average Play Time: 30-60 min
- Price: $39.35
Ticket to Ride is a game that can be learned in just a few minutes making it a great game for family and friends who may not be extremely into board games. A quote found on BoardGameGeek.com sums up the accessibility to new players “The rules are simple enough to write on a train ticket – each turn you either draw more cards, claim a route, or get additional Destination Tickets,” says Ticket to Ride author, Alan R. Moon.
Ticket to Ride features a large illustrated board, 225 custom-molded train cars, and 144 cards. Collecting a myriad of different train cars and railway routes will allow players to stretch their trains across the North American map.
Ticket to Ride is often referred to as a “gateway game” which is a term used for accessible board games that help Sherpa new board game fans into the hobby. Ticket to Ride is an excellent choice for any board game night and is held in high regard by many board game enthusiasts.