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Well yesterday (Ground Hog Day) was my 12th birthday, at least according to my wife and 3 lovely daughters. In fact thats what my wife wrote on her blog which of course really translates into the fact that I'm really just a big kid that has NEVER grown up! You know what, I'm ok with that. I mean, I go out in our circle and play kickball, football, hockey, and baseball with all the kids. I also love video games, card games, and of course BOARD GAMES! Until I found BGG about a year ago, I thought most people played Monopoly, Clue, Sorry, Rummy, Backgammon, Chess, Life, Jenga, UNO, Mousetrap, Operation, Checkers, Pictionary, and Apples to Apples.

Well after learning about Ticket to Ride on here and playing it online at the Days of Wonder website, I put it on my Christmas list (YES 12 year olds still make Christmas lists, at least I do, otherwise how does Santa know what to get you)? Lo and behold, guess what I found under the Christmas tree this year? You guessed it, our very own copy of TTR. It became an instant hit with all 3 of my daughters who are all very competitive. My lovely better half who (GASP), hates board games and says they are called "bored" games for a reason has even reluctintly played several games with us and actually admitted that this game was pretty fun for a "bored" game.

Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, here are some photos of the festivities:

HELP, SOS, HELP........... I just tried to make my first post and I realized I don't know how to upload photos to BGG. I have the photos that I wanted to include saved as files on my PC but how do I add them to my geek list? Thanks for all your help.

Ok, even my silly self figured out how to get my photos into my geek gallery, now how do I get them on this post?
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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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GREAT family game for all ages. Easy to learn even for non-gamers and plays fairly quick, usually less than an hour. I think that this is an ideal game for 3 or 4 players. It is too easy with 2 players and just a little too tough with too much gridlock with 5 players. Nice balance of strategy and luck. Fun for the whole family.
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My 12th birthday. Enjoying a game of TTR with family and friends! No better way to spend your birthday.
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Pizza, cheesecake with strawberries, and a night of TTR, it doesnt get much better than this!
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My very tired but still competitive 8 year old after a very long day and a very long and frustrating for her, 5 player game of TTR. She gets very sad when she cant complete one of her destination cards.

Just for what it's worth she picked up this game very easily after watching the adults play once and can be a good adversary in a 2 or 3 player game.
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You know a game is fun, when your daughter's boyfriend calls and asks if we want to play a game of TTR. Of course besides wanting to see my daughter, Cody hates it that he has played about 10 games of TTR and NEVER won! soblue
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Breanna, planning her strategy.kiss
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Sabrina the teenage witch using her spells and a pretty strong poker face to try and intimidate us. It should be noted that she has won the most games of TTR in our family.angry
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Just trying out different ways to edit my geek list.

Thanks Ms. B2U, you are very helpful and I love learning new things.
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