Carcassonne Board Game

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Overview

A clever tile laying game. The southern French city of Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious.

Special rules for the 12 river tiles: Remove the special starting tile from the game. Instead, begin the game by laying the spring that ...

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Overview

A clever tile laying game. The southern French city of Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious.

Special rules for the 12 river tiles: Remove the special starting tile from the game. Instead, begin the game by laying the spring that starts the river. Set aside the lake tile and shuffle the remaining 10 river tiles face down and draw from these before drawing from the tiles from the normal game. These tiles are played and followers may be played as in the normal game with one exception: a river tile may not be placed so that the river makes a U turn. Followers may not be placed on rivers. Once these 10 river tiles have been played, the next player plays the lake and then play continues with the normal tiles.

Klaus-Juergen Wrede created Carcassonne.

For 2 - 5 players aged 10 and up.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892081698
  • Manufacturer: Rio Grande
  • Publication date: 9/25/2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Its the best game ever!!! Its even more fun when you involve mor

    Its the best game ever!!! Its even more fun when you involve more players!!! It would never get old to me and is awesome to take a picture of the beautiful puzzle you and your friends created!!! It'll look different every time!!! Five stars by far!!!

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Excellent

    Great game, particularly if you do not want to spend hours to finish Settlers of Catan.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    A Great Gateway Game

    Carcassonne is a great game for people of all ages. The rules are simple enough that it can be taught in a few minutes, but there is enough depth here to keep you coming back again and again. The only thing that serious gamers might not like about this game is the luck factor of the random tile draw, but I think the strategy behind the tile and worker placement more than makes up for this. You have to balance your need for scoring at the endgame (once you place farmers, you never get them back) versus scoring immediately during the game (thieves, monks, and knights are all returned to you once their respective objects are completed).

    This game has been an instant hit with everyone that I've showed it to, especially people I would consider "non-gamers." I would highly recommend this as a "gateway game" if you're looking into getting people interested in the hobby. I give this game five stars because, although the luck factor of the tile draw may be a bit of a hindrance, the accessibility and fun factor of this game more than make up for it.

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

    A Great Game

    If you're tired of playing card or trivia games, this game is for you. I can sit around with a few friends and easliy spend an hour "tormenting" each other to great amusement. Tons of fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    A reviewer

    After getting down all the rules "and we even had to pick up on some as we went along" the game is simple and fun. The general idea and game-play is easy, but the scoring aspect can get a bit confusing. It's also a good game to make up or modify your own rules for "we figured out a great drinking game with it, too". A great pick for people who like roleplaying type, puzzles, or Risk-esque games.

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    Posted September 6, 2009

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