Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name, Carcassonne from Asmodee and Z-Man Games is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city.
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.
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. For example, thieves are placed on roads, and score one point for every tile making up that road.
To build the map, 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.
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.
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. With its simple yet rich game mechanics and tiles that can be configured into numerous combinations, Carcassonne appeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike.
Whether blocking a city's growth or connecting with your opponent’s road to share the points, Carcassonne provides plenty of ways to use your cunning and outsmart your opponents!
- For 2-5 players.
- 35 minutes of gameplay.
- Great for social gatherings and families!
- Develop the landscape of a medieval fortress city one time at a time in this classic game.
- Place followers on fields, cities, roads or monasteries in order to score as many points as possible.