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There are a maximum of 15 Ticket to Ride achievements (12 without DLC) worth 435 (250)

6,028 tracked gamers have this game, 538 have completed it (8.93%)

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The Big Score in Ticket to Ride

The Big Score39 (30)

Score at least 150 points in a single match.

  • Unlocked by 3,505 tracked gamers (58% - TA Ratio = 1.31) 6,028  

Achievement Guide for The Big Score

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SwamiMacGyver
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SwamiMacGyver
Achievement won on 12 Feb 09
TA Score for this game: 435
Posted on 17 March 09 at 01:48
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I think this is a semi-difficult achievement to get naturally because a number of things need to come together at the same time. It's easier to get through boosting, but I think the strategy is roughly the same.

For starters, you're going to need long routes to get lots of points from your routes. You can also try to get a lot of smaller routes (mostly on the East Coast in North America), but I find that more difficult. So, you should try to do this in a game where you have more than one destination that goes from the East Coast to the West Coast. Also, since you're going from one coast to the other, you want to try to get the longest route to get the bonus. Optimize your route so that you can go through all of your destinations in one line to help you get longest route.

One example of getting to 150:
Longest Route: 10 bonus points
Seattle to New York: 22 points
Los Angeles to New York: 21 points
Vancouver to Montreal: 20 points
Track from New York to LA via Montreal and Vancouver (3, 5, 6, 6, 3, 1, 1, 5, 3 = 4+10+15+15+4+1+1+10+4): 64
Sub Total: 137
You still have 12 trains left to play, which guarantees you 13 more points (play them so that you extend your track to get longest track).

These aren't the only routes that would get you the 150 points... it's just an example. But, I think it shows tha you'd have to be pretty lucky to draw those three specific cards. Choose your destinations carefully!
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