What It Is: [Amazon product description] Get ready for a train adventure as you travel across Europe with Ticket to Ride – Europe, the new edition of the worldwide hit from Days of Wonder. From Edinburgh to Constantinople and from Lisbon to Moscow, the game will take you on a ride to the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe. More than just a new map, Ticket to Ride – Europe features brand new gameplay elements including Tunnels, Ferries and Train Stations. Plus, we’ve upgraded you to First-Class accommodations with larger cards, new Train Station game pieces, and a lavishly illustrated game board. Like the original, the game remains elegantly simple, can be learned in three minutes, and appeals to both families and experienced gamers. Ticket to Ride – Europe is a complete, new game and does not require the original version.
Brain Benefits: Logic and Reasoning, math fluency
What I Love: This is part of the Ticket to Ride family. This is a must add to your Family Game night options! My kids love this strategy game because of the fun pieces and no 2 games are ever the same. This is also a good group game for kids 5- adult. Your goal is to get the most points by placing your trains on the boards on specific route. The number of trains you put down equate to a point value. This is where the simple addition or multiplication math comes in. The skill comes in when you have to think about the bonus points given for longest train, most routes etc. Just because you have the most trains on the board doesn’t necessarily mean you will win in the end. We like Europe the most because we get to talk of the fun places we would like to go visit on vacation.
What I Would Change: Have the trains snap on to the board. Just like most game boards an accidental move could clear the board.