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Carcassonne Big Box 3

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  • For 2 to 6 players
  • Play time of 45 minutes
  • Contains the base game, plus the most popular of the expansions: Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, Princess and Dragon, Abbey and Mayor and Bridges, Castles and Bazaars
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 39.3 x 18.7 x 55.8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B004DZ8WYE
  • Item model number: 435RGG
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,150 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
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This new Big Box contains the base game, plus the most popular of the expansions inns and cathedrals, traders and builders, princess and dragon, abbey and mayor and bridges, castles and bazaars. For 2 to 6 players. Play time of 45 minutes.

Product Description

Carcassonne Big Box #3 includes the basic Carcassonne game, along the following expansions: Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, Princess and Dragon, Abbey and Mayor, Bridges, and Castles and Bazaars. The box has a box liner designed with spaces for all the components.

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I highly recommend this to anyone who loves playing board like games with the family (or friends).
Dovahkiin
Carcassonne is a great game with jut the base set, but adding the different expansions makes it even more interesting.
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Figured I'd add more to this while I had some time: Game play is very easy once you learn the basics of the rules.
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Thielen on November 22, 2011
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The GAME: Carcasonne is an amazingly fun, addictive, simple yet deep, and interactive game that's fun to play with 1 other person or 6 other people. The basic game is incredibly simple, and using all expansions at the same time is very complex; but that's part of what makes this game so great is that anyone can figure out how to play the basic game in about 5 seconds, yet even the basic game involves a good amount of subtle strategy and therefore isn't as easy to "master" as it is to learn how to play. And then add to that the fact that there are a multitude of expansions available, and it gives Carcassonne an incredible amount of depth and replay value that goes far beyond almost any other game I've ever played in my life.

The EXPANSIONS: Say you're playing with a bunch of 5 year-olds that have never played the game before. Just use the basic game and everyone will be able to play and have fun. Now, say those kids are 10 and have played a few times before. Maybe you want to use the basic game plus one or two of the expansions. That adds more cards to the game, a few more complex rules, and the game will be longer and more fun for everyone (since by now playing just the basic game may be a little boring). Now, say you're playing with a group of adults that have played the game countless times. Use the basic game plus all 5 expansions and the game is now going to be very complex, deep, interactive, challenging, fun, and even combative (in a friendly sort of way). The point is that you can pick and choose which expansions you want to play depending on who is playing with you, how much time you have, how complex you want the game to be, what strategies you want to use, etc.
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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By C Winger on April 3, 2011
Likes:

1. The tile format and artwork is appealing.
2. The simplicity and ease-of-teaching make it a great gateway board game that most people can pick up.
3. This box set has all of the best expansions in one place for less than purchasing them all separately.
4. Most games with 5 or less people are under an hour.

Suggestions:

During play, use a Crown Royal bag or some other non-transparent bag and throw the pile of draw tiles in the bag. This will save table space and makes the random tile drawing easier, allowing you to quickly pass the bag around as you play.

Dislikes:

None really. This is a big box, so it's not suited for travel. However, if you plan on traveling with this game, you can make use of the aforementioned cloth bag and take only the expansions you want on the road.

Bottom Line:

A game you can share and enjoy with family and friends for years to come.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By LivinginAmerika on September 13, 2011
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Took a chance and purchased the Big Box rather than the stand-alone game as previous research on the game (both written and video reviews) convinced me it would be a game our family would enjoy, so why not save some money on the expansions? This has turned out to be a prescient decision as, after playing it about a dozen times, we've already added the Inns and Cathedrals expansion to mix things up a bit.

Our family enjoys the game for a number of reasons:

1. The basic game was easy to learn even for our seven year old and the Inns and Cathedrals expansion did not add any great complexity.
2. Quick to play (average time between 30 and 45 minutes) so it fits into our weekly boardgame rotation.
3. A good mix of planning and randomness that gives our seven year old a solid chance to win. By comparison, we also regularly play Ticket to Ride. Ticket has a bit more emphasis on planning than randomness and, as a result, our seven-year old is not nearly as successful (while still enjoying it).

Overall, an enjoyable addition to our family's board game collection.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Guyvijitr on January 30, 2012
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This is a great box for any Carcassonne lover. First-time players should stick to just the main game, but the expansions are a wonderful addition. The box is neatly organized and makes it easy to identify pieces for expansions and the main game.

There is a lot of chance involved and knowing the remaining pieces is a big help to figuring out what you'll need at what point in the game. But you'll be scrambling for points and deciding where your pieces will be invested in. Farmers are the wildcards as they can swing the points wildly to one player who has masterful farmer-placement. This game is just fun fun fun. It balances the social aspect of German-style board games well with the independent decision-making aspect. You will be looking to block others efforts to score big points on castles and churches, but also trying to complete structures of your own so that you can get the points and get your meeples back in your supply for use in your next moves.

The tiles are durable and full of quality construction. The meeples are cute and solid wood. The princess and dragon are cute additions to the stable of nice wooden pieces. Quality manufacturing all around.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mvargus on November 3, 2011
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The picture pretty much shows the size of the box. This truly is a big box, containing not only the original game, but the components for 5 of the expansions as well. But the makers went a bit further and set up the box so that it can not only hold all the pieces, but hte tiles for each expansion have their own slot in the box, and cna be kept seperated. This is great for introducing people as you can pull out just the main set, or add in specific sets.

And that doesn't consider how much fun the game can be. I enjoy all types of games, but my family tends to be very wary of many of the games I come up with because they can be complex and difficult to learn. I talked my parents into trying it and at the end of the first game, my father said. "Shall we play again." After that game it was my mother who was saying, "I could play this again." It turned what could have been a slow evening into several fun filled games with my family.

Easy to learn, but has many opportunities for strategy and tactics without bringing dice or another random occurance generation system in. The drawing of tiles is random, but after that, its all about making good choices and thinking ahead.
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