This fun game is accessible to everyone. It plays quickly, is easy to teach, and even a bit educational. Once everyone connects to the same network it gets a little tense as you hope you get that one more turn to finish your connections. But someone else could beat you to it. I like that this game is cooperative and that you can't get blocked out.
A pretty light game, fairly quick and pretty fun. I'm glad to see the Vexation expansion (anyone can use any route to connect your citys in the base game, this expansion allows you to lay a couple special colored rail segments to claim a route for your own use only) being included, it took me years to come across and it adds a bit of route stealing screw-you to the game, so you can add some spice and depth from time to time. Light enough to try with non-gamers.
I really like TransAmerica. This is a great filler game to play in between games or as a start into other games. You can play one game in under 30 minutes. The rules are easy to learn and the game is fun. It takes strategy and luck. Luck comes into play into what cards you are dealt or choose. Then the strategy comes in when you try to connect your cities with tracks. Make sure you choose the right spot to start building your railroad!