This Carcassonne game was our third game from the blogger board game club. The other two we received to review are the Timeline game and Cortex. This one I thought looked really complicated to play as the instruction sheet was more like a booklet. My kids have been wanting me to play this for a while but we only just got around to it at the weekend as I have been laid up with the flu. But it was worth the wait and the read through the instructions as it’s a really great game!
Carcassonne game is suitable for ages 7+ and for 2-5 players. I first played this game just me, Caitlin and Aaron, but happy that 5 people can pay as there are 5 of us, and it’s a great game to play on our family game nights.
The game has 72 land squares that you take in turns to place down to build the land of Carcassonne. You can get tiles with rivers, roads, monastery’s and cities on. When you place a land piece you can then place one of your meeples on. When the roads or cities are completed, the player with a meeple on will get points for those land pieces and move along the scoreboard.
Above, you can see the green meeple is on a completed city, and each city piece scores 2 points. So the green player gets to move their meeple along the scoreboard by 4 places.
The game is a lot easier to play then I thought it would be and the kids loved trying to find a place to put down their land cards. It was a bit trickier for them when the had to place a piece which had more than one thing on it, like a city and road, as they had to make sure that it joined up on the board correctly. So they had to use their logical thinking in this game.
Caitlin managed to completed a big city and was really happy has she got quite a big score. 2 points for each piece, which was 12 points, and then you get an extra 2 points for pieces that also have a coat of arms on it. So, that was and extra 6 points, so 18 points in total.
You finish playing when all the land pieces have all been placed, but that’s not the end. Has you also have to add points of all the meeples that are still left on the board, so the final score can change.
I love that this game will be different each time that it is played. And this version also comes with a supplementary extra pieces of Abbots and you can score points for rivers and fields too, making it more interesting.
Carcassonne is priced around £32.99 – I give it a 5/5 stars
I received the above game for being a Board Game Club Blogger. All opinions are mine