Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name,Carcassonneis a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depictcities, 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 placementsof tiles and followers will scorethe most points and win the game.
With its simple yet rich game mechanics and eighty-four tiles that can be configured into numerous combinations,Carcassonneappeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike. This edition is entirelyredesigned and modernized, and includes two expansions:The RiverandThe Abbot.