Classic Strategy Game With Very Few Rules

carcassonneThe game Carcassonne is a classic strategy game with very few rules. This is a game with no dice. Its a game that is quick and easy to set up

The game is named after the walled medieval city in southern France The idea of the game is very simple and it is easy to learn. There are new new challenges with every turn. Each game lasts approximately 1 hour.

Classic Strategy Game With Very Few Rules

I think the game is best with just two players but up to five can play. Some people think 3 or 4 is the optimum number of players. This game is simple to learn, at the same time it is a thinking game. To start, set up the river. Players now take it in turn to pick a tile from the deck and place it against alongside a tile that is already on the board.

Build the medieval country side

The player can decide to place a wooden token on a tile. For example a knight on the city or a robber on the road. When the area is complete, that player scores points and the wooden token is returned to the player. The player can then use the token again.

Each game is different

When all the tiles have been placed you work out your final score. Your score depends on the items you own, whether or not they have been completed and how developed they are. It is a game that is deceptively simple. Carcassonne is a great ‘gateway’ game that introduces players who have only known games like Monopoly to a whole new world of games.

Extension packs that can be bought. Start with expansion pack 1, Inns and Cathedrals then follow this with expansion pack 2 Traders and Builders.

Game of the Year prize

This board game won the coveted Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) in 2001. If you are thinking of buying a board game where strategy is important, you won’t go far wrong with this one. I play Carcassonne frequently. After the first game I was hooked.  The game is well made, resilient and addictive. I think it is excellent value for money,

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Customer comments

  • It is possibly one of the best “non mainstream” games out there
  • Carcassonne is a great ‘gateway’ game that introduces players who have only known games like Monopoly to a whole new world of gaming
  • Everyone that we’ve played this game with likes it. It’s easy to learn and then play straight away without too many rules. Good fun without hardly any set up time.
  • The game can be evil and strategic, or simple and collaborative.

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