The classic tile placement, worker deployment game for 2-5 players and still one of the best introductions to modern board games!
Carcassonne (2nd Edition) is a classic title and a great appetiser for an evening of gaming. Through the use of tile laying, players develop the area around the French city of Carcassonne. This is one of the most popular games of recent years, and has won a plethora of awards. If you haven’t yet experienced Carcassonne, don’t delay – this is an absolute must-buy for anyone who enjoys board games.
Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.
During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: “Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?” or “Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent instead, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?” Since players place only one tile and have the option to place one meeple on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.
In this new edition the front of the tiles has a different style but the back of the tiles are identical to the existing Carcassonne expansions so each edition (and their expansions) is fully compatible with the other.
The new edition includes two mini expansions The River and The Abbot.
These are new second edition expansions – however both first and second edition expansions and games are compatible with each other – the front of the tiles has a different style but the back of the tiles are identical.
Expansion One: Carcassonne: Inns & Cathedrals (increases max player number to 6)
Expansion Two: Carcassonne: Traders & Builders
Expansion Three: Carcassonne: The Princess & the Dragon
Expansion Five: Carcassonne: Abbey & Mayor