Carcassonne: Inns & Cathedrals

The gentle birdsong is abruptly dispersed by the sound of breaking branches and crunching rocks as the giant humanoid shape lumbers into view on the horizon, his sheer size dominating the picturesque landscape. Meanwhile more of these giants have been spotted drinking in Inns on the quiet country roads, causing mayhem and disruption with their drunken rabble rousing, or quietly constructing massive cathedrals to the gods in the city centres of Carcassonne.

This week we’re reviewing #CarcassonneInnsandCathedrals the first expansion for Klaus-Jürgen Wrede’s #Carcassonne.

What’s New?

Inns and Cathedrals adds 3 main new concepts along with components for a sixth player.

Big Meeples

The Large Follower or Mega Meeple is a new type of piece that is given to each player at the start of the game. The large follower counts as two followers of the corresponding type when deployed to a tile. You can use the large follower to stake a bigger claim to a territory and thus deter other players from trying to slip in and steal your points, or you can use it to overpower and steal from other players.