Ticket To Ride- First Journey: All aboard!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


As you may know, I am part of the new Board Game Bloggers Club. I love a good board game (I may have mentioned that a few times!), so was very excited to see what would arrive this month.


When we opened the box, we found Ticket To Ride: First Journey. We were intrigued! We'd never heard of it, but it looked really good!




We weren't disappointed! The concept of Ticket To Ride: First Journey is that players take it in turns to travel across a beautiful map of Europe while collecting train cards, claiming routes on the map and trying connect the cities shown on their tickets







 Ticket To Ride: First Journey is designed for children 6 and over, although 4 and 5 year olds could easily play with some supervision. We did try with Dot, as she's usually really good with taking turns and playing games, but when she realised she couldn't build a long continuous train, she left us to it!




You would think that Dot leaving would stop us, but no! Mikey and I played game after game! It's so addictive! You only have 20 trains to play with, so you have to use them wisely!

The winner is the first person to complete six tickets or has the most tickets completed when a player puts their last train down and they are rewarded with a Golden Ticket!





We really had a great time playing this game. Although it says that it's aged six and over, I can definitely see myself (aged a little over 6!) playing this with the family a lot. I was also pleased to see that they do a whole range of these games, so I might be creating a Ticket To Ride collection!

As a mum, I love that there is also an educational element to the game, but not once was that noticed by the kids! On a side note, I also really like that they added a few extra trains in case some get lost. I thought this was a really nice touch :)


*Side effect warning* After playing, you may find yourself singing, "Ticket to Ride", by The Beatles. It's not a bad side effect to have!



Ticket To Ride: First Journey is available from Amazon for £25.99 and is suitable for up to 4 players.


Disclaimer: I was sent Ticket To Ride: First Journey in return for my honest opinion. As always, all opinions are our own.




18 comments:

  1. this sounds so much fun! I love maps and things like that.def checking this out! #KCACOLS

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  2. It looks and sounds cool. The board looks like it could be a little brighter and a bit more animated if it's aimed at 6 year olds. Looks a bit serious and grown up. Glad you enjoyed it though.

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  3. We have the Europe one but I never opened it. Must dig it out. That's cute! #KALCOLS

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  4. we absolutely love board games too, we recently went away and the kids had so much fun with us playing games. This looks fun #Blogstravaganza

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  5. Oooo sounds fun. I love a good board game. #blogstravaganza

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  6. Wow that's so cool! I love board games too, it's been a while since I've played one though! This sounds great fun! #blogstravaganza

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  7. This sounds like a lot of fun. I've not heard of this before either and we have a lot of board games! #Blogstravaganza

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  8. This sounds like a fantastic game! My little one is really into board games at the moment! Thanks for sharing #Blogstravaganza

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  9. not heard of this game but sounds great and we are always looking for new games to help with our little boys speech and language delay #Blogstravaganza

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  10. This looks pretty fun to be honest! might keep an eye out for it for the future! #blogstravaganza

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  11. I love board games - my two are a little too young for games like this at the minute but I can't wait until they are old enough..... looks like fun #Blogstravanganza

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  12. Oh I love board games, especially at Christmas! I can't wait until my two are old enough to play them! Thanks so much for hosting #Blogstravaganza, it's great to have you! xx

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  13. I like the sound of this, I think my little girl would too - I shall look out for it! Thanks for the review and thanks for linking up this week, hope to see you again next time! #KCACOLS

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  14. We love playing board games and it's great to have ones that are suitable for all ages! #blogstravaganza

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  15. Board games are a fantastic way in which to pull together as a family and have fun. Thanks for sharing. #Blogstravaganza

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  16. Love that this was educational but still so much fun! #blogstravaganza

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  17. It looks like a really cute game. I wouldn't mind giving it a try. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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