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Ticket to Ride: First Journey – The Kids Version

Category: Age: 6+ 15 - 30 Min 2 - 4 Players 2016
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Since I have various ages of kids (2 to 11), I’m always looking for games that my younger ones can play or grow into. When I heard the news that Days of Wonder was coming out with a kids version of Ticket to Ride, I was very excited. Original Ticket to Ride was one of my first modern board games, so it holds a special place in my heart; however, the board is just too big for my younger ones.

Target now exclusively carries Ticket to Ride First Journey. First Journey is designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 6+ with a time of 15 to 30 minutes. The board is smaller and there are, overall, smaller number of total tickets. It’s still the basic Ticket to Ride game play – basic train set collection in order to connect routes. Furthermore, the artwork is just as beautiful as the original. Depending on your child, I think a 4 or 5-year-old might be able to play with some help.

I’m very excited, as I see this in my younger kids’ future. It’s my hope that it’ll be their first gateway to modern gaming!