Ticket to Ride - New York (Board Game)

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Ticket to Ride: New York features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of Manhattan that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes.

Each player starts with a supply of 15 taxis, two transportation cards in hand, and one or two destination tickets that show locations in Manhattan (and Brooklyn). On a turn, you either draw two transportation cards from the deck or the display of five face-up cards (or you take one face-up taxi, which counts as all six colors in the game); or you claim a route on the board by discarding cards that match the color of the route being claimed (with any set of cards allowing you to claim a gray route); or you draw two destination tickets and keep at least one of them.

Players take turns until someone has no more than two taxis in their supply, then each player takes one final turn, including the player who triggered the end of the game. Players then sum their points, scoring points for the routes that they've claimed during the game, the destination tickets that they've completed (by connecting the two locations on a ticket by a continuous line of their taxis), and the tourist attractions that they've reached with their taxis. You lose points for any uncompleted destination tickets, then whoever has the high score wins!

Product Details

Boards & Dice
24 Oct 2018
Game Mechanic
Year Published
Ticket to Ride
# of Players
2 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Recommended with 2 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
10 - 15 minutes
Game Designer
Alan R. Moon
Game Artist
  • Cyrille Daujean
  • Julien Delval
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Great Ticket to Ride light

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My wife and I were very happy when we first saw this title announced! We have always loved Ticket to Ride, but find
that the larger maps don't work well with only 2-players, and more often than not you are building past eachother.

This game fixes that problem and offers a very meaningful two-player experience. Games are quick, and instead of grinding
a single game on the normal map, essentially playing against yourself, you can get 2 or maybe even 3 games of this knocked out, and you can be sure that there will be some player tension as you vie for certain routes.

The art on the cards and map, as well as the taxis are amazing. Small New York 'cabs' instead of train cars? Yes please!
The small scoring pad is ideal to track your points, and we even keep the pages in the book to fuel our rivalry.

It might not have the complexity of choice that a 4-player game on the larger maps might have, but the experience is still 100% Ticket to Ride! This might even be an easier and quicker way to get new players hooked on boardgaming!

TL;DR - Highly recommend looking for a 2-player or on-the-go Ticket to Ride Experience!