The joyful starling song, the rustling of leaves in the trees, the gentle sounds of the babbling brook, were all but rendered silent by banging and hammering as Meeples took to the french countryside and paved over the lot of it! Yes, we’re back with another Game Night Review and we’re talking about the four games I consider to be “Classics” Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, #TicketToRide and this week #Carcassonne. Let’s have a quick look at how the game plays and then we’ll get
Just a quick review this week as I look at the latest small box expansion for Carcassonne. Theme Your name is now legend across the ever-changing land of Carcassonne, and with prestige and fame comes followers. Now when you claim new lands for your own, you can command your entourage to help out and claim surrounding features too! Unboxed The Entourage, otherwise known as the Phantom, comes in a small plastic meeple shaped box. Inside the box are 6 translucent meeples, one of
The Cult Druid Groves, Celtic Stone Circles and Enormous Wicker Men are appearing all across the French countryside and quite frankly the devout Carcassonian Monks have had enough. Of course the Heretics aren’t about to take it lying down and so war has erupted, shattering the relative peace of renaissance France. Unboxed So what do you need to fight this religious revolution? Basic Carcassonne 6 “Cult Place” Tiles Playing the Game The Cult plays exactly like standard Carcass
Yes, this really is a review of what is, in effect, a starting tile, however the River and the River II, when combined do something really interesting. The Point The point of the Rivers is to replace the original starting tile in Carcassonne offering players more options from the start of the game as well as helping to spread them out. Unboxed So what do you get in this tiny little box? 12 Tiles Rules Yup, twelve, very nicely made, tiles. There is a spring, which is identical
What is it? Traders and Builders in an expansion for the core game, but it is one that you will always play with once you introduce it (like the River) rather than something you might add or take away.
T&B is the second expansion to the core game, but the first one I’ve bought, check out the unboxed section below for the reason why. What does it do? As the title suggests T&B adds traders who work out of completed cities, builders who help complete the sprawling roads and cit
Every review I’ve read of Carcassonne begins with the author excusing it as an exercise for their own peace of mind. Because Carcassonne has been around for 10 years people seem to think that a review of the game is now an exercise in futility because everybody else already knows about the game… Well, I didn’t… and I’m sure I’m not the only one to have ignored this game for the last ten years. So for those of you like me, this is Carcassonne Unboxed. Objective The point of Ca