So this months board game club review is Carcassonne
Carcassonne is a tile laying game that is based on the southern French city of Carcassonne, famous for its unique roman and medieval fortifications. This award-winning game of simple yet clever tile laying brings new challenges with every turn.
The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields while creating a perfect city landscape. With each tile placed, strategies will be tested and the skill of the players will determine who scores more points.
At the start of the game there is a special tile placed in the center, you will know which tile this is as its has a different coloured back to the others. Each turn, players draw from the rest of the tiles without looking. The tile may feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination and it must then be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that all connects correctly – cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etc. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his meeple followers (Wooden people tokens) on one of the areas on it. When that area is complete, the player scores points and meeples are returned to the player to reuse.
This game is great for all the family, its simple rules and scoring just makes it a smooth game to play, unless you have just placed a tile in the wrong place like I did and ended up giving points away to other players. Both my girls love this game it’s simple but still gets them thinking, they even tried to talk us into placing tiles near their cities to help them and then they would do the same for us, so they could build bigger cities.
When this game has come to an end and we ask if they would like to play it again they always say yes! It’s a very reasonable price to at £28 you can find it here
There are also other versions of Carcassonne My First Carcassonne which would be great for younger children to play and also a Star Wars version, I wonder who would be on the dark side…
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**disclosure I was sent this game as part of the Blogger Board game club for review click here to find out more**