We gave E11 Ticket to Ride last year for his birthday and as is the case much of the time, I let him read the directions and get us started. Well we played over the holidays at my brother's house and it turns out, as is also often the case, that E11 had the directions wrong!
So, we've had a resurgence in interest for the game. If you don't have it, I highly recommend it. You basically try to collect train cars to place on the map and complete a destination card. You get points for placing routes and completing destination cards and the one with the most points at the end wins.
The kids were sick most of the last week and a half and we played a lot of rounds of this game. Here's the board mostly train car free.
Here we are closer to the end of the game. You can also get extra points if you have the longest route.
In addition to the original game, there is a 1910 Expansion (I'm hoping to get soon) and there is a Europe edition. 1910 Expansion has regular sized cards and additional destination cards. That's what we played at my brother's and it was a lot of fun.