Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name,Â CarcassonneÂ is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depictÂ 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 placementsÂ of tiles and followers will scoreÂ the most points and win the game.
With its simple yet rich game mechanics and eighty-four tiles that can be configured into numerous combinations,Â CarcassonneÂ appeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike. This edition is entirelyÂ redesigned and modernized, and includes two expansions:Â The RiverÂ andÂ The Abbot.