What is Carcassonne !
Carcassonne is a tile placement game in which the players draw and place a tile.
2–5 (6 – 8 with expansion)
Setup in 1–5 minutes and Playing time 30–90 minutes
The game board is a medieval landscape built by the players as the game progresses. The game starts with a placing river tiles tile face up and rest of others shuffled face down for the players to draw from. On each turn a player draws a new tile and places it adjacent to tiles that are already face up. The new tile must be placed in a way that extends features on the tiles it touches, roads must connect to roads, fields to fields, and cities to cities.
The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination, 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, etc. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his peoples 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 placed farmer, thief, knight or monk scores points for its owner.
During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: “Is it really worth putting my last man 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 man on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.
Carcassonne have many extensions.