Ticket to Ride Europe Rules and Instructions

Ticket to Ride Europe is a popular board game designed for 2 to 5 players aged 8 and above, that takes place in Europe at the turn of the century. The game features a new map, new gameplay elements, and a highlighted game board. This game is the second one in the Ticket to Ride series and can be played by both new and experienced players.

Ticket to Ride Europe Rules and Instructions
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Ticket to Ride Europe Rules

The Europe version of Ticket to Ride, players collect and match train cards to claim railway lines connecting cities in Europe. In the play, each person will take turns drawing three new tickets and then selecting at least one to keep in the game.

Ticket to Ride Europe Rules
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The game ends when one player has two or fewer trains left on the board. After that, every player gets one more turn and then puts together the total points. At the start of the game, each player gets all of their train cars and four ticket cards.


Ticket to Ride Europe includes various components including a map of Europe with train routes, train cars, train stations, scoring markers, rules booklet, train cards, locomotive wild cards, scoring summary cards, and destination ticket cards.

The game offers new gameplay elements like tunnels, ferries, train stations, warehouses, and depots. In this game, players can build train lines by playing a set of train car cards equal to the number of spaces in a route, along with any locomotives they want to use.

How to Play Ticket to Ride Europe Instructions

Ticket to Ride Europe is a fun and engaging board game that allows players to travel around Europe on trains and ferry lines, collecting tickets and building train lines to earn points.

How to Play Ticket to Ride Europe
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Set Up the Game Board

Start by setting up the game board, which is a map of Europe with train routes. Each player chooses a color set of trains and train stations. Players place the scoring marker on the zero, then the train cards and three train stations in front of them. Players shuffle the train cards and destination tickets separately.

Dealing with Train Cards and Destination Tickets

The players distribute four train cards face down to each player and place the remaining cards in proximity to the map. All players flip the top five cards face up, then separate the destination tickets into two decks: long routes in blue and regular routes in yellow. 

Taking Turns

The player on the board can make one of the following four decisions on their turn:

  1. Draw a Train Card: Players can select two train cards.
  2. Claim a Route: Players must hand in the same number of cards on the board as the route.
  3. Build a Train Station: Players build networks on the board to score points.
  4. Draft Cards: Players draft cards from a central display network.

Building Train Lines and Collect Tickets

The players can earn points by building train lines and collecting tickets. For example, players can claim a route between two adjacent cities and occupy the spaces with their plastic train cars. Each route has a different number of spaces, and players must play a set of train car cards equal to the number of spaces to claim the route.

Furthermore, players can also earn points by completing route cards, which are worth more if they are longer. To complete a route card, players must connect the two cities on the card with a continuous line of train cars.

Earning Bonus Points

In addition, players can also earn bonus points by completing certain objectives. For example, players get 10 points for the longest continuous train and 4 points for each train station they build. Players can build a train station in a city to use another player’s route to complete their destination ticket and earn points.

End the Game

The game comes to an end when two or fewer trains are left to play. After that, each player gets one more turn, and then the total points are added together. The winner is the player with the most points, and players earn points for building train lines, completing tickets, claiming sections, and bonus points.

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