The Best Selling game Carcassonne is a clever tile-laying game based on the French city of Carcassonne, famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications.
Players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, the cloisters, and in the fields while creating a perfect city landscape. With each tile placed, strategies will be tested and the skill of the players will determine who stands victorious.
This edition also includes 2 free expansions - The River which consists of 12 tiles that are laid at the start of the game and can dramatically change tile placement for the rest of the game, and it also comes with the new Mini-expansion The Abbot. Since its release in 2001, Carcassonne’s popularity has led to the creation of several expansions which allow for the exploration of new aspects of the game such as the addition of trading or different building tiles.
Carcassonne is an easy to learn tile laying game that brings new challenges with every turn. Great for the whole family, as well as within a gaming group or with new players.
Age: 7 +
Playtime: 30-45 Minutes
Players: 2-5 Players
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Awards: 2001 Spiel des Jahres Winner
Really fun game to play with friends and family!
It is super simple to play yet that does not mean it is not challenging.
Games are pretty quick but you feel like you've accomplished something at the end.
I really enjoy trying to plan a long term strategy while reacting to each tile you get and the actions of everyone else really makes the game engaging and makes you want to play it over and over again.
A great game if you are dipping your toe into board games but keeps you wanting to come back!