Carcassonne by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, is a tile laying and worker placement game. The game is based on a city of the same name in Southern France that is known for its medieval fortifications. In the game players take turns placing tiles to develop the playing area and deploying their meeples to score points.
Carcassonne is one of the Big Four European Games, along with Ticket to Ride, The Settlers of Catan, and Alhambra. These four games are commonly used to introduce people to gaming, because of their simple rules and high replay ability.
The game of Carcassonne is very well balanced and is basically “anyone’s game” from the get go, with most tiles being useful to some extent to each player, even if it is not exactly the tile the wanted.
Overall, the game of Carcassonne is simple and fun. It has proven to be a great game in my library and would recommend adding the game to your own game library!
Ages: 13 and up
Playtime: 30 to 90 Minutes
Players: 2 to 5 (6 to 8 with expansions)
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