Carcassonne is a tile-placing game where players take turns building up a landscape of pastures, roadways, and cities while placing their Meeples on the grass, roads, and cities to earn points. Over the span of several rounds, each player places a tile to expand the map and strategically place their meeples on the map. Each meeple that is on a city,roadway, and pasture touching individual towns when they are completed scores their player specific amounts of points. First to 50 points wins! Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, manufactured by Rio Grande Games.

BoardGameGeek- 7.4/10

Funagain Games- 4.6/5

Review from The End Zone Reviewer: 7/10

I have many fond memories of playing different versions of this game with my family. I found it incredibly fun to play while being low-energy enough to not warrant any aggressively competitive behavior (which I am personally prone to). I give this game a 7/10- it's a great game to get as a gateway to bigger and more complex games.

Carcassonne has won:

  • 2012 Ludo Award Best Board Game Editor's Choice Winner
  • 2004 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner
  • 2004 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2004 Hra roku Nominee
  • 2002 Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner
  • 2001 Spiel des Jahres Winner
  • 2001 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2001 Spiel der Spiele Hit mit Freunden Recommended
  • 2001 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
  • 2001 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
  • 2001 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner
  • 2000 Meeples' Choice Award

Expansions for this game include:

  • Inns & Cathedrals
  • Traders & Builders
  • The Princess & The Dragon
  • The Tower
  • Abbey & Mayor
  • Count, King, and Robber
  • Catapult
  • Bridges, Castles, & Bazaars
  • Hills & Sheep
  • Under the Big Top

And many More!