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A clever tile-laying game in which 2 to 6 players build the city and surrounding land of Carcassonne.

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.

During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: "Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?" or "Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent instead, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?" Since players place only one tile and have the option to place one meeple on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.

This edition includes the River expansion as well as a new mini-expansion: The Abbot.


  • 2004 Vuoden Perhepeli Winner.
  • 2002 Årets Spel Winner, Best Family Game.
  • 2001 Spiel des Jahres Winner, Game of the Year.
  • 2001 Deutscher Spiele Preis Winner, Game of the Year.
  • 2001 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee, Game of the Year.
  • 2001 Spiel der Spiele Hit Games with Friends Winner.
  • 2000 Meeples' Choice Award Winner.


Playing Time
45 minutes
8 and up
Min Players
Max Players
Year Published
Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
2001 Spiel des Jahres Winner
Area Control / Area Influence
Tile Placement
City Building
Territory Building
7 Items
Rated 4.85 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 48 customer reviews
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Time flies with this game, good choice for 2 people

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Fantastic game

Love the game: had played it years ago in France and it's still as good as in my memories

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Speedy service

Great service, delivered inside 2 days I think. Brilliant game too. Easy to figure out initially but it develops as you play and are introduced to different styles or strategies. Great fun.

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Easy and fun!

When we bought this game we did not know much about it so it was a good surprise when we start playing and had loads of fun! Is simple to connect the tiles and make points and with time you star to get better and make good strategies! We are already looking forward to buy the expansion as we noticed as much difficult it gets as much fun you have! It's good no matter the number of players! Sometimes it could be more difficult to make good points as it will depend on how you place your tiles but still very good!!

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Love it

Love this game. Really handy to pass a few hours with 2 or 3 players.

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