Ticket to Ride is an award winning, cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway. Ticket to ride author, Alan R. Moon describes the play..."The tension comes from being forced to balance green-adding more cards to your hand, and fear-losing a critical route to a competitor."