This game doesn't at first seem like it will be that good but it is awesome. I was first introduced to this game(the original version) by my son and daughter in law; my husband and I were skeptical at first but even before we finished the first game we knew we loved "the train game". Since our son and his wife will be moving soon, we both felt we needed to get our own game. It is fun to play and constantly a new challenge. I bought the Europe version for my husband for father's day and he was so thrilled with this game. The Europe version seemed a bit harder at first because of the names of the towns being unfamiliar but this game is amazing. Another great thing about this game is you can have just as much fun playing with 2, 3,4, or 5 players. It's nice to find a challenging, interesting game that makes you think, plan and compete even for just 2 players. We can't wait to but the expansion pack.