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Carcasssone: The Tower
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- This is an expansion, you need the Carcassone game in order to use it
- Adds depth and complexity
- For 2-6 players
- Designed for 2-6 players
- Adds new dimensions to Carcassonne
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You capture meeples and can trade them like prisoners... Most times we've played, people avoid being ruthless because they don't want someone seeking the all too easy revenge. IF you like ruthless backstabing unpredictability, you just may like this expansion
This expansion however, changes a little more than the rules and mechanics. This one can change your whole attitude towards playing this game. Everything goes pretty much the same, taking a turns and laying down tiles and meeples to score points as before. But you now have at your disposal a number of little wooden towers than can be placed instead of meeples on special tiles that have been marked for that use. Doing so allows you to capture an opponents meeple and keep him prisoner, to be traded for one of your own figures or to be released at the cost of 3 of your opponnets points. This makes the game into a much more strategic encounter and well, it can turn nasty.
The first time my wife and I played this, she stopped talking to me for a good half hour. She was mad at my tactics, and sour for losing. An hour later, we went at it again. More frowns followed. I thought the game was done for. To my surprise, she asked to play it a few weeks later. She didn't win, but she talked about how was I thinking about the game and soon after, she beat me by leaving her previous mind set of scoring and focusing on either attacking or defending with the right moves.
The game has since then been played many times and offers something new and different to our Carcassonne playing. While not for everyone, I highly recommend trying it out, if you can stomach the new level of tactics this one offers.
The original game is okay, but after you learn how to play, it gets a little boring. The fun part about this is the expansion sets. Our favorite is Builders and Traders - we love being a builder and getting an extra turn. Our second favorite is Princess and Dragon. The only problem is that, when you have two people, and you are just constantly attacking each other with the dragon, it gets predictable. My son and I have taken to ganging up against the dragon and we try to set ourselves up so the dragon can't get either of us.
We absolutely love the tower, but, again, with two people, it can get predictable who you will be attacking. It is must better when played with three or more people, because there are so many things to watch out for, you may well miss someone trying to set up to attack you.
We did not like the Count. The concept was good, but we either kept forgetting to employ the Count or it would get confusing when we did.
We also did not understand King and Scout. However, when we have three or more players, we have taken to using just the king and just the scout from those sets.Read more ›
Carcassonne is probably my favorite game, and I have just about all of the expansions. While most of them add different types of followers or tile features, giving players more options for scoring as they complete them, this one simply gives you the potential to prevent your opponents from scoring those features at all. This makes the game ultimately more competitive, and you tend to go for the smaller quick scores and spread the tiles out to keep features at a diagonal from the tower tiles.
If you want less competition, then try some of the other expansions that are more about additional scoring options. If you want to play a cutthroat version of Carcassonne without changing the basic rules too much, the Tower expansion is outstanding. Combine it with Princess and the Dragon, and see if you can score more than 50 points!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are looking for another expansion to cause strife in Carcassonne, this is it. It is similar to fairy/dragon in that it gives you a way to remove opponents' meoples from the... Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Trago Wallace
I know some people dont like this because you can screw over others but this is what actually makes it really fun with my group of friends, we love it!Published on May 6, 2013 by D. Dolph
Seriously - the tower is pretty awesome, it adds a dimension to the game that pretty much messes with any strategy you might have. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by JS
I enjoyed this expansion pack. It wasn't as interesting as some of the other ones I have purchased, but definitely a nice addition to the game.Published on January 24, 2013 by Caitlin Dougherty
Compliments the main game really well and was super fun and entertaining, made us laugh for hours! You actually get a little catapult and use it during the game.Published on January 22, 2013 by Laira Stewart
This expansion was not only easy to add, but it also provided for a very entertaining twist to the game. Not to mention the tile holding tower! Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by MisterP
If you like Carcassone, you have to buy this expansion. It adds a whole new level to this great game.Published on December 3, 2012 by Jeremy