Carcassonne is a great family, tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries and fields; each new tile placed creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers. Players score points by having followers on features as they're completed. The player who makes the most strategic placements of tiles and followers will score the most points and win the game.
Followers can take many different roles determined by the type of tile on which they're placed: Knights, Monks, Farmers or Thieves.
Each role scores points differently, so you'll need careful planning to make the best use of your followers. As the map grows, so does the opportunity for players to disrupt each other’s plans. Everyone is adding to the same map and only one follower can be on any given feature at a time, so if you don’t place a follower on something, someone else probably will.
With its simple yet rich game mechanics and tiles that can be configured into numerous combinations, Carcassonne appeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike.
For 2-5 Players.
Playtime: 35 minutes.