Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name, Carcassonne is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city.
Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, 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, etcetera.
Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of their meeples 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 meeple scores points for its owner.
AWARDS & HONORS
- 2012 Ludo Award Best Board Game Editor's Choice Winner
- 2004 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner
- 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