I have added some value cards to mix with the short
route cards. That makes for pleasant surprises and
gives the players incentive to pick new ticket cards.
That in turn leads to a more ticket oriented game
strategy, which I personally think is more challenging
than just playing to get "the long ones".
I also added six rule cards. I recommend to shuffle
them and draw one before each game. The rule cards
bends the characteristics of the game a little, to give
every new game a fresh feel.
The expansion kit is playable without the text cards,
but they do add a dimension to the game experience.
I did not include any double routes or long routes in
the kit, but have instead a few more lines and cities.
Cost me more time and money than I'd like to admit.
But for You, dear game geek, it's free of charge.
I get it?
Clicking a flag at the top of this page is probably the
best way to download the kit for most people. The
archive files downloaded there contains game board,
ticket cards, value cards, rule cards and card backsides.
If you have a slow internet connection you may want
to choose a lower resolution version of the kit, found
at the bottom of this page.
PDF or JPG?
You can download the expansion kit as PDF or JPG.
I recommend PDF, used by the free software Adobe
Reader. Use it, and the images will get the right size
on the paper, no matter what printer you use.
JPG-format also contains information about the true
size of the image, but it may be overruled by the
software you use to print it with.
I recommend the premium quality level for most people.
If you have a slow internet connection, then go for the
The superior quality level only makes sense if you have
a high resolution inkjet printer, high quality inkjet paper
and know how to force the highest printout quality.
If you do, I strongly recommend you to try it.
A color laser printers pigment on glossy paper lowers
the friction between the cards, which makes them
easier to shuffle and deal. An inkjet printer on the
other hand produces images with amazing colors and
For the ultimate cards, use a color laser printer for
the backsides and inkjet for the fronts and choose a
heavy glossy paper in the 180-240 grams per square
Most of you people reading this will probably use an
inkjet printer anyway, because that's what you have.
It is also likely that you want to use the same paper
for the ticket cards and the game board.
The below named paper works fine with both inkjet
and color laser printers. It doesn't lie in the ridiculously
high price range and is easy to find in paper stores and
web mail order shops all over the world.
Just search for the manufacturers article number.
Europe: HP C6818A: Glossy Inkjet Paper. A4 x 50
USA: HP C6817A: Glossy Inkjet Paper. 8.5x11 in. x 50
The paper I recommended for the Ticket cards works
very well for the game board too. Inkjet gives richer
color and resolution, while laser provides some resist-
ance to water and fat. Both techniques are good.
What really makes a difference is how well you perform
in the next phases of the little project. To cut and glue.
Take your time with the cutting and use glue that is not
water based. Water affects the size and shape of the
paper and may very likely make the game board bend.
Use a 1000 gram per square meter card board or hard-
ened masonite used for flooring, for best support.
The ideal play pieces are sold by Ticket to Ride manu-
facturer Days of Wonder. No need to fool yourself!
If you do not already have a game box, I recommend
you to buy Ticket to Ride Europe. The Train cards are
larger and you get the valuable addition of Station
play pieces in five colors.
The cards in this expansion kit has the same size as
the cards in Ticket to Ride Europe. I also prefer to
include the stations in the game.
Who did this?
Andreas Bøe. A computer network engineer living on a
small farm in the south east Norway with wife and two
I used to live in Stockholm and had the name Ericson
which i changed when i married and moved to Norway
We have more than fifty Board Games and plays many
of them a lot.
Two, "must have", two player games we bring with us
when we travel is Carcassonne the Castle and Rummy-
Here is a link to my Facebook page.
Many thanks to:
Mona Bøe for translation to norwegian
Esa Kujala for translation to finnish
Lars Flensted-Waleij for translation to danish
Paweł Sikora for translation to polish
Martin Anhuth for translation to german
Måns Karlberg for translation to french