Zug um Zug

Meine erste Reise


A journey across Europe by building tracks between cities. You use 72 cards, Train cards in six colors and Locomotive cards as jokers for each color. You begin with four Train cards, 20 Trains of your color and two Ticket cards, each showing a route between two cities.

The active player has a choice of two actions: 1. Draw two Train cards or 2. claim a route. To claim a route, you discard as many train cards as the route has segments and then place one Train on each segment. When you have claimed a route in this way that connects the two cities on one of your ticket cards, you have completed the ticket card, set it aside open-faced and draw a new ticked card. If you connect one of the Eastern cities - Moscow, Rostock or Ankara - with one of the Western cities - Dublin, Brest or Madrid - you receive one of the four East-West Bonus cards. This bonus card is treated like a completed ticket card towards the condition to win the game. If you have collected a total of six such cards, be it ticket or bonus cards, you win the game. Should someone place his last train earlier, you win if you hold most completed tickets.

Ticket to Ride, reduced to its essential elements and yet fully retaining the flair of the original; there are no additional rule details, no exceptions to the rules; you simply claim routes, preferably of course routes to complete a ticket card; all you need to do is to secure one of the - rather rare - routes where there is only a single track, to avoid being forced to claim detour routes. A very nice and well-working introduction to the universe of Zug um Zug / Ticket to Ride.


Players: 2-4

Age: 6+

Time: 30+

Designer: Alan R. Moon

Artist: Djib & Régis Torres, Cyrille Daujean

Price: ca. 30 Euro

Publisher: Days of Wonder 2017


Genre: Collect cards, build track

Users: For children

Version: de

Rules: de + 15 languages

In-game text: no



Rules reduced to essentials

Flair of the original remains intact

Some tactic from securing single-track routes


Compares to:

Zug um Zug


Other editions:

In 15 different languages


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0