The #1 Board Game, Ticket to Ride Europe
That’s right, folks. The top board game in the world has been found. Ticket to Ride Europe combines a simple set of rules and tons of strategy to create a perfect game to teach kids geography if they want to learn it. Children not already familiar with the Eurorail system will gain and intimate understand of which cities are connected with which via which railroads. The mapping of railroads is really complex, it’s great that the company Days of Wonder created the game to help teach children. Adults who are also unfamiliar with the Swiss rail, German rail, and Italian rail can learn about them while playing the European version of Ticket to Ride. Don’t mistake the game for it’s North American counterpart. When you purchase the game make sure it has Europe written in green lettering in a corner to prevent mix-ups.
Railroads work by having two metal beams attached to the ground that support a train. The train’s engine turns the wheels which fit nicely into the railway. It gets a bit trickier when you get to a fork in the road. The way engineers designed forks is rather ingenious. What they did was they had a section of the track that is movable between a left and right forked track, and this moving piece is controlled by a lever. If these kinds of details bother you, you don’t have to worry. Ticket to Ride Europe doesn’t have such specifics involved in the game. You can pick up the game by visiting www.tickettorideeurope.com and clicking the picture link in the middle of the page. Choo choo! All aboard!