Updated On: April 22, 2020

Ticket to Ride

Art & Design


Children & Teenagers
Follow Instructions: Follow step-by-step illustration tutorials of steam engines or other types of trains to become more familiar with the technology and increase illustration skill from others’ expertise.

Engineering & Technology

Children & Teenagers
Research & Compare: Research and compare mechanical, electric, and hydraulic engines.

Language & Thinking

Writing Fiction

Children & Teenagers
Write a Short Story: Write stories about a person taking these trains. This could also be used to teach engineering concepts and might be particularly interesting in the areas of difficulty such as the Rocky Mountains.



Calculate: Count the length of paths and compare them to other routes. Find the shortest distance to travel to various cities from various starting points. Calculate the cost of moving loads by weight.

Social Sciences


Children & Teenagers
Discover: As the game is played, it can be very easy to intermix sharing fun facts and stories about each of the countries and cities on the map. Here are Wikipedia links to all the locations in the original version of Ticket to Ride.
Countries: CanadaUnited States
Canadian Cities: CalgaryMontrealSault Ste. MarieTorontoVancouverWinnipeg
American Cities: Atlanta, GABoston, MACharleston, SCChicago, ILDenver, CODuluth, MNDallas, TXEl Paso, TXHelena, MTHouston, TXKansas CityLas Vegas, NVLittle Rock, ARLos Angeles, CAMiami, FLNashville, TNNew Orleans, LANew York, NYOklahoma City, OKOmaha, NEPheonix, AZPittsburgh, PAPortland, ORRaleigh, NCSalt Lake City, UTSan Francisco, CASanta Fe, NMSeattle, WASt. Louis, MOWashington, DC


Children & Teenagers
Research: This game is a great part of a study of the industrial revolution and rail history.

How else might important subject matter be learned from this interest topic? Comment below! Half-baked ideas are more than welcome, too.