Ticket to Ride is a popular board game where players compete to build the best train routes across various destinations. The goal is to earn the most points by completing routes and connecting cities. Each player starts with a set of train cards and destination tickets. On their turn, players can draw more train cards, claim routes, or draw more destination tickets. The game is easy to learn but offers strategic complexity as players must balance their resources and plan their routes effectively. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.