This is one of my favourite all time games, Ticket to Ride The idea is fairly simple but the strategy can get quite complex- especially with multiple players. Players draw and collect cards that represent differnt train cars and use them to “claim” section of railway on th board- which is a map. Depending on the edition of Ticket to Ride the map may be of Europe , United States , etc. The longer your routes, the more points you earn.
It takes about 5 minutes or less to learn riles and about 45 minutes to an hour to play.
You can play with younger kids (6-7 tears old) if you play with the cards face up. I really enjoy the game and put it in my list of top five board games to play.
Also available is Ticket to Ride the Card Game
The game is made by Days of Wonder and has won several awards.