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Game: Carcassonne

# of players: 2 to 5 players

Recommended: Ages 8 and up

Play time: As a family, we played this in 30 – 45 minutes

Style: Tile game – can be cooperative


The game is played by drawing and placing tiles to create a connected scene of roads, castles, cloisters and farmland.  Players place tiles one at a time continuing through all the players until the game tiles are all used.  On their turn, players can add colored token-shaped men to the tile they placed to claim farm land, be a knight at a castle, a monk at a cloister or a robber on a road.  Each of these roles has the potential to earn a particular point value.  The player with the most points once all tiles are played is the winner.

There are many expansions to this game.  We have enjoyed Inns & Cathedrals.

Last year, a new version of the base game was released that is expanded from the version we have.  The base game now includes a river and abbot expansion.

(Click on the image below to be redirected to the newest version of the game at Amazon)

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