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, etcetera. 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. Nearly 15 years after it's original release, Carcassonne is back with an entire new look and luster. This new edition - nicknamed Carcassonne 2.0 - has been entirely redesigned, inside and out.
This edition includes the River expansion as well as a new mini-expansion: The Abbot.
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Number of Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 30-45 minutes
Recommended Age: 8+
Mechanisms: Area Control / Area Influence, Tile Placement