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Object Of The Game

The object of the game is to score the highest number of total points. Points can be scored by:

  • Claiming a Route between two adjacent cities on the map;
  • Successfully completing a Continuous Path of routes between two cities listed on your Destination Tickets;
  • Completing the Longest Continuous Path of routes.

Points are lost if you do not successfully complete the routes given on the Destination Tickets you kept.

Starting The Game

  1. Each player gets four cards from the train car card deck.
  2. Each player is dealt three destination cards and must select at least two to keep. Players keep their Destination Tickets secret until the end of the game. The numbers assigned to the cards are the number of points you will gain at the end of the game. If you don't complete the destination card by then, you will lose the same amount of points.
  3. After selecting your cards, 5 train cards will be dealt in a row face up into the draw area. (Note these are visible as tiny cards below the draw area while all players select their destination tickets.)

Turn Overview

Play only one of the following actions:

  • Draw train cards. take 2 in any combination from the deck or the face up cards; or take only 1 locomotive (rainbow colored / wild) card from the face up cards. There is no hand size limit.
  • Claim a route. A route is a rail line from one city to another. To claim a route, you must have the same colored train car card as shown on the map (gray represents any 1 color you like) and enough cards for each car shown on the map. You may use one or more locomotives cards as wild cards. To claim a route, click on the route on the map. The longer the route, the more points you will score, as shown in below. Important Note: In 2 or 3 player games, only one of the Double Routes can be used. A player can claim either of the two routes between cities, but the other route is then closed to other players.
  • Draw Destination Tickets. Draw 3 new cards and keep at least one.

Train Car Cards

110 Train Car Cards
# 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12


















  • - There are 110 Train Cards, spread across 8 types of regular Train Car cards (12 each), plus (14) Locomotive cars.
  • - The colors of each type of Train Car card match various routes between cities on the board – Purple, Blue, Orange, White, Green, Yellow, Black, and Red.
  • - Locomotives are Multi-colored and act as a wild card that can be part of any set of cards when claiming a route.
  • - If a Locomotive card is one of the five face-up cards, the player who draws it may only draw one card, instead of two.
  • - If, after having drawn one card the replacement card is a Locomotive, the player cannot take it.
  • - If at any time, three of the five face-up cards are Locomotives, all five cards are immediately discarded and five new ones are turned face-up to replace them.
  • - When the deck is exhausted, the discards are reshuffled into a new draw pile deck.

Destination Tickets

  • There are 30 total Destination Tickets, which are kept hidden until the end of the game.
  • If a player successfully completes a series of routes that connect the two cities, they will add the amount of points indicated on the Destination Ticket to their point totals at the end of the game.
  • If they do not successfully connect the two cities, they deduct the amount of points indicated.
  • Destination Tickets are kept secret from other players until the game’s final scoring.

Route Scoring

When claiming a route, the number of points received depends upon the length of that route, as detailed in the table below.

Scoring Values
Route Length Points
1             1
2                         2
3                                     4
4                                                 7
5                                                             10
6                                                                         15

End Of Game

  1. The last round is triggered as soon as any player has 2 or fewer train cars left. Each player (including the player who triggered the game end) gets one final turn; then, scoring begins.
  2. Each player then gains (or loses) points according to how many Destination Tickets they completed (or failed to complete).
  3. The player(s) with the longest continuous path of train cars on the map gains 10 points for having the longest route.
  4. The player with the most points wins!


  1. Most completed destination tickets
  2. Longest continuous route



  • Standard rules, but only use new 1910 tickets
  • Longest Route end game bonus replaced with Globetrotter (most completed tickets)


  • Both Longest route AND Globetrotter played
  • Both base game tickets AND 1910 tickets are used (69 total tickets)
  • Game start: Deal 5 tickets and keep at least 3
  • Draw Destination tickets: Draw 4 keep at least 1


  • Destination tickets contain at least one Big City (Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Seattle). 35 total tickets.
  • Game start: Deal 5 tickets and keep at least 3
  • Draw Destination tickets: Draw 4 keep at least 1
  • No end game bonus card