Ten Days in the USA Rules of the Game

In this article, you can read about the basic rules of the game Ten Days in the USA and learn how to play. The object of the game is to be the first player to complete a 10-day journey across the United States.

Beginning of the game

Give each player tile holders so that one through ten are displayed in order yet hidden from their opponents. Completed journeys start and end with a state-tile. And, each day is connected to the next appropriately.

Connections

You make connections from one day to the next one in three ways.

By foot (which is when two states that border each other are side-by-side in the tile-holder).

By automobile (when you go from one state to another through a third bordering state with a car tile in between the two on your tile holder).

Or by airplane (when you have an airplane tile next to two States of the same color).

Transportation tiles next to each other are not connected. Alaska and Hawaii may only be connected to by airplane. And the airplane color only needs to match the destination or departure state. Any color plane may be used for travel between Alaska and Hawaii.

Gameplay

To start the game, shuffle the tiles and players simultaneously. Randomly pick tiles one at a time and place them into any open tile holder position until all their days are filled. You are not allowed to move a tile once you place it. Stack the remaining tiles and discard three into separate discard piles.

Select the player to go first and play goes clockwise. On your turn, you may either swap two tiles in your tile holder or you may pick a new tile from either the discard pile or draw deck and replace it with one in your tile holder. You discard the replace tile in any one of the three discard piles. If you choose to take the last tile from a discard pile, you must discard your replace tile, to that empty spot.

At the end of a player’s turn, if they have completed a 10-day journey they reveal their tiles. And, they confirm with the other players that all the days connect together and that they are the winner. If you want to make the game a little more challenging remove the swap tile rule.

Ten Days in the USA Board Game Set

I went online and I found this set for the board game 10 days in the USA with a slightly different design on the box but the game is the same.

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