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Carcassonne with River & Abbot

Original price £34.99 - Original price £34.99
Original price £34.99
£34.99
£34.99 - £34.99
Current price £34.99

Product Details

  • Players: 2-5
  • Playing Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Age: 8+
  • Mechanisms: Area Control / Area Influence, Tile Placement
  • Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
  • Contents: Rulebook, 72 Land Tiles, 40 Meeples, 12 River Tiles, 5 Abbots, 1 Scoreboard

Description

Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name, Carcassonne is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries, and fields; each new tile placed creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers. Players score points by having followers on features as they're completed. The player who makes the most strategic placements of tiles and followers will score the most points and win the game.

Followers can take many different roles in Carcassonne—knights, monks, farmers, or thieves—determined by the type of tile on which they're placed. Each role scores points differently, so you'll need careful planning to make the best use of your followers. For example, thieves are placed on roads and score one point for every tile making up that road. On the other hand, monks are placed in cloisters and score nine points—one for each tile surrounding the monastery—when the last of those nine tiles is placed. You have a limited number of followers and, once placed, you don't get them back until the feature they're on is completed. You'll need to consider whether to go for quick scores of low points that leave you with more available followers, or work toward higher points that commit your followers long-term.

As the map grows, so does the opportunity for players to disrupt each other’s plans. Everyone is adding to the same map and only one follower can be on any given feature at a time—so if you don’t place a follower on something, someone else probably will. Clever placement of tiles and followers can deny other players points—or even steal them away. Whether blocking a city's growth or connecting with your opponent’s road to share the points, Carcassonne provides plenty of ways to use your cunning and outsmart your opponents.
Plan Your Way to Victory

With its simple yet rich game mechanics and eighty-four tiles that can be configured into numerous combinations, Carcassonne appeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike. This edition is entirely redesigned and modernized, and includes two expansions: The River and The Abbot.

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Carcassone

Great game, bought it to boost my order for free delivery.
Very pleased.

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C.D.
Great game for two people - probably even better with more

We were looking for a new game that will work with just the two of us, and Carcasonne worked great. Looking forward to introducing friends to it post lockdown!

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Carcassone

Great game, bought it to boost my order for free delivery.
Very pleased.

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C.D.
Great game for two people - probably even better with more

We were looking for a new game that will work with just the two of us, and Carcasonne worked great. Looking forward to introducing friends to it post lockdown!

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Pokemon Fridays
James Woodhouse
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Excellent little set up post lockdown, Athena does a great job, clean and safe, also friendly bunch of Pokémon players that will make you feel welcome.

Glued my fingers together

Strong stuff, got some on my hands, great for getting off that extra layer of skin.

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Pokemon Fridays
Sophie Williamson
Friday Funday!

Always a good environment, staff lovely as always - Welcoming and inclusive for everyone!

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Caverna
Daniel Moore
Worker placement grows up

The worker placement genre is a crowded one, and many of us were introduced to the resource gather - spend resource - get worker cycle through the classic Agricola. Many (MANY) worker placement games later, you see the creaky folds and paths to victory through the classic game, and rarely do you have a desire to return to it.

Enter Caverna.

Caverna is classic pub grub but served by a Michelin star chef. The game has much more depth, more options to victory, more opportunities to allow for additional workers (my analogy is falling apart) and it removes any random elements caused by the random job card system.

With job removal, the game introduces a more substantial caving mechanic, where the player is tasked with first digging out the necessary paths and rooms then furnishing those rooms-often generating the same job mechanics as were available in Agricola.

Also introduced is a expedition action, which allows for more ways to generate resources using an ever growing axe; but with it comes an ordering complication as those equipped must be played last in the round.

So, if you have warm fuzzy feelings of those early days of worker placement but feel like you have grown up since those days, Caverna is an absolute must.

Great for the budding indis and laras

A good fun game though be warned you need a decent sized table to play this on especially with more than 2 players.
With a couple of ways to approach the game it gives some variety and options if things just don't seem to be going your way. The components are stunning and it's a definite solid 5 star game and shows why its won so many awards.