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Ticket to Ride: First Journey

2-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 1 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation
This introductory game brings younger kiddos to the table, and we both enjoy playing this game with our children. It's fast paced and only uses pictures, colors, and basic math to play. The big train pieces and easily identifiable cards go well with the simple rules. The cartoonish drawings on the game board encourage conversation, whether you're reminiscing about sites you’ve visited or making a wishlist of future excursions. Ticket to Ride: First Journey is an outstanding introductory game, and the perfect bridge to the full version of Ticket to Ride.
Game Overview

Players of all ages can now venture across America by train in Alan R. Moon’s Ticket to Ride: First Journey. With a brand new map and simplified rules, First Journey is the perfect way to introduce new players to the game of cross-country travel.


Just like in Ticket to Ride, players collect train cards, claim routes, and try to connect cities coast-to-coast. In First Journey, though, routes are shorter, train cards are drawn straight from the deck, and the game ends when one player completes six tickets, claiming the Golden Ticket as their prize. Climb aboard, travelers, your incredible First Journey awaits!

  • Competition Competition
  • Logistics Logistics
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
  • Confidence Confidence
  • Resource Management Resource Management
  • Time Management Time Management
  • Arithmetic Arithmetic
  • American History American History
  • Geography Geography
Game Details
  • Type:Board Game
  • Designer(s): Alan R. Moon
  • Published: 2016
  • Game Length:About 30 Minutes
  • Players:2-4 Players