Today, Days of Wonder announced Ticket to Ride First Journey, a family-friendly introduction to the Ticket to Ride series. The game features a board of Europe, with shorter routes and new whimsical illustrations in every city. With this simpler version of Ticket to Ride, younger players and beginners alike can take their first steps in the train game series.
Although rules are simplified and game objectives made easier, the game remains faithful to what has made Ticket to Ride a success: players race to complete their tickets by capturing routes on the board. The imaginative art on the board and on the ticket cards makes it easy to find cities for even the youngest players, who will be delighted to build their own networks with the big plastic train pieces included in the game.
“A European map for younger players was the logical next step of the Ticket to Ride series” says Alan R. Moon, the game designer. “The Europe version of Ticket to Ride is a bestseller in Europe, kids will now have their own version on which they could challenge their parents”
Ticket to Ride First Journey is a stand-alone game for 2 to 4 players ages 6 and older, which takes approximately 15-30 minutes to play. It includes 1 Map of Europe, 80 Custom Plastic Trains (20 per player), 72 Train Cards, 32 Ticket Cards, 4 “East-to-West” Bonus Cards and 1 Golden Ticket. Ticket to Ride First Journey is expected to be available throughout Europe in March/April.