It is a very interesting and strategic game for friends to play. The basic information is here -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticket_to_Ride_(board_game)
After playing it, we decided that food and drinks do not match with this game because we were too focused on the game to touch the food.
One cons about this game is the method of counting the points. It is quite troublesome to keep track on the points especially when you are eating, chatting and strategising at the same time. HAHA.
I played the first version and got hooked. Initially, we wanted to play the Europe edition but it was too complicated for us beginners. So we got the staff at Minds Cafe to teach us the first version. I think it is a very good way of learning the geography of the different countries in a recreational way as they made use of real city states.
Time to get one soon, provided I have space to put in my house :P