CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Carcassonne: 10 Year Special Edition
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- For 2-5 players
- Takes 30-45 minutes to play
- Tile placement game with wonderful replay value
- Inspired by the Southern French city of Carcassonne and it's Roman and Medieval fortifications
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I was extremely surprised at how much fun this game was, and how easy it was to learn and teach others how to play. I am not traditionally a board game player, but I fell in love with this game.
It usually is a decently short game and even with two players it can be finished in about 20-45 minutes depending on how long you think about your moves.
The real thing that affirmed this games addictiveness in my mind, was when my sister (who hates board games, and told me she would never play Carcassonne with me) after playing the first time, kept bugging me to play. She fell in love with it as well.
I think that this is a good game to consider for families, or just between friends. It's decently easy to learn (learning about farmers can be a little tricky at first) and is always a good time.
The festival expansion doesn't really add much in the few games we played but it might be useful with more people or close games. It does add a few different tiles though so that is fun. There is an blow molded insert in the box that seems to hold the followers and tiles in place pretty well, although doesn't leave much room for expansions unless you take that out.
I only have two issues with this version, and they aren't biggies unless your not paying attention. 1) The followers are transparent so blue, green, and black all look pretty similar and I found myself moving the wrong ones sometimes when scoring or counting points wrong in my head during the game. 2) The shape of the score board makes it a little confusing when counting points, again not a big issue but if your talking to someone while your playing it's kinda easy to mess it up.
How to play:
Play the starter tile in the center of a table. Players then take turns drawing one tile at a time and placing that tile on a matching border tile. In other words, roads must match to roads, castles to castles, fields to fields. Players must connect their tile to an existing tile. This means that even if you have a castle tile and the only place to play it is on another player's castle, then you must. Unplayable tiles are discarded, but this is so rare that I have only had this happen twice in dozens of times playing.
The object is to put one of your seven Meeple on a road, field, cloister, or castle. This gives you points when you complete said area. Once you complete an area you retrieve your Meeple. The only exception is the field (for farmland). It sounds complicated, but after a few plays through it gets easier. The thing that makes this game interesting is that you can only place up to one Meeple on your turn, and that you cannot place a Meeple on a tile adjoining a tile which is under control from another Meeple. So if I start a castle and place a Meeple on that castle piece, the next player cannot add a castle tile and play a Meeple on it. But they can play the castle tile. This also is interesting because you can close off other opponents areas of control. They get points, but it limits the size and amount.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband and I love playing this game with our friends. There's strategy involved but you can still have good conversation while playing, plus the games don't last an... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Sarah Brown
We like the game, however our cats always try to get involved, so trying to remember where all the cute little pieces were is challenging!Published 10 months ago by Jennifer R.
The box is a little flimsy, had to tape it back together after a few times. But game play is the same :)Published 14 months ago by Nataliebeth
Our family really enjoy playing Carcasonne. Our son is 8 years old. The game is easy to learn but never boring and requires lots of strategy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Slingback Sally
Our family really enjoys playing Carcassonne. The rules are simple and the game is different each time. We like that it can be only two players or more. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Veggie
Just as great a game as the original, but with nicer meeples, and some special edition tiles thrown in. Also the box is super sweet. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by CB
We play this all the time with our adult kids. The game is easy to pick up, but complex enough to not get boring quickly. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by D. Ryan