The boardgame Ticket to Ride is created by Alan R Moon and put out by Days of Wonder. This game is not available in most department stores or even toys r us. I bought this game online at thoughthammer.com.
In this game the board has a map printed on it. You can buy United States or Europe. The board has colored tracks going from city to city.You get destination tickets. You try to collect the colored cards to match the color on the board to go from city to city. You have plastic trains that you play on the map when you have the correct cards to play.
This game is so much fun to play. You can play over and over and not be bored. Every time you play you get different destination tickets and go to different cities. Some people try to finish their tickets and others just try to block you.
If you like family board games this one is one of the best. It won the award for game of the year in 2004.
Try Ticket to Ride!