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- For 2-5 players
- A simple, clever tile laying game that brings New challenges with every turn
- Easy to learn, lots of strategy
- A great game the whole family can enjoy
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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The game is easy to learn for a wide audience, it is reasonably quick to play (30 - 40 minutes) and is a very "immersive" game i.e. there aren't long periods of boredom. There are elements of strategy and luck, which makes for a "fun" game experience.
This game is fun for children and adults. For children the "farmers" are a little too complex, but the game works very well without that element.
The game consists of laying tiles to build cities, roads and monasteries in the South of France. Points are gained by creating long roads, building large cities or farming multiple farms. It draws elements of building jigsaw puzzles together with a strategy game of competing for territory.
I have played this game with family members who aren't really into board games and they enjoyed it just as much as gamers.
There are many expansions to this game which add a few more dimensions as you get more advanced. There is a very high replay-ability.
I would high recommend this game to people who are bored with standard Monopoly or Cranium type board games that are popular in the US.
If you loved Settler's of Catan this a "must"!
o 2 - 5 Players
o 30 - 40 minutes Playing time
o Children & Adults
o Serious and Casual Gamers
o Tile Laying
o Combines Strategy & Luck
o High Replay-ability
o Quality Components
What is so nice about this game is that there are no dice, no money to count and no constantly moving a piece around a board. Instead each player on his turn picks a cardboard tile(nice thick quality) and places it on the table, which acts as your board. You basically create your own puzzle each game, so it is never the same. Rivers match up to rivers, or city to city, road to road. You have to decide the best place to put the piece you just picked.
Sometimes the games are lopsided, with one person building a huge city and getting tons of points, but that is often due to the other players error and not a game fault. We have only been playing it 2 weeks, but so far I have learned/figured out something new after each game to help with future strategies. It's a quick game, and high quality. I have been so impressed with this one, that I have already purchased some expansions and Rio Grandes new game of Ark of the Covenant and Hunters and Gatherers, both using the same concept of Carcassonne but with variations.
This game definitely beats out the common store favorites of Clue, Monopoly, Life, Stratego and blah blah blah. There is a reason why it has been a #1 game, try it out!
The skill comes from knowing just what to claim. Each player has a limited number of claim tokens. Once a feature is completed (road, city or monastery), the points are collected and the claim token becomes available for use again. Players must balance their use of the tokens and work to complete features so they can claim even more. One trick is to complete a short road or small city (just two tiles, sometimes three) and then claim it, thus getting the points and getting the claim token back immediately.
This is a quick game. Playing time is relatively short (thirty minutes or so) and play is easy. No two games are ever the same thus keeping the game fresh. A fun game for two to six players. The game is reasonably small and easy to transport. Pieces are cardboard tiles and wooden claim tokens. If you are looking for a fun game that doesn't take hours, then this one might be for you.
This game is not a "hoot" nor is it quickly paced. It is more of a moderate intensity strategy game. It is not however an overly complicated game that is hard or boringly slow to play. It is both easy enough that truly anyone could play (and enjoy) it yet engaging enough that serious thinkers can have fun with it.
This game does take up an entire dinette table to play and is not suitable for playing in the car for example. We put it in our RV and play it whenever we are camping. It is perfect for that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this game. It isn't super-involved, so it's great for nights where you want to play something more involved than cards, with a bit more strategy, but don't feel like taking... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashley
I bought this as a gift and the recipient said it was good.
Also I used to play this on Xbox and it was pretty fun.
Warning, there is a newer edition than this one. they are compatible but the art work is different. so if you think you will be getting expansion pacs and those will be for the new... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ditch
Really fun game. We play it a lot with our whole family (parents and grown up kids).Published 5 months ago by Arthur Kuehl
Easy rules you can teach someone in one game. Fun, quick, and casual with enough strategy to keep you interested for quite a while. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gaea
We've been playing this strategy game for years with family and friends. We've added several expansion sets and even combined 2 full games and expansion sets to create a 'super... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nancy Dynes
Opps. I thought my first post went through. Shipped quickly. Now I see my review is late. Great Christmas present.Published 6 months ago by George Jenkins