Carcassonne Board Game

How To Play Carcassonne

Carcassonne Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 5
Play Time
60 MIN
Carcassonne is a board game set in the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne in France, and players take on the role of medieval lords building the city. The game is played with tiles that depict different parts of the city, such as roads, cities, fields, and monasteries.

The game is played as players take turns drawing and placing tiles to build the city. Players can also place their meeples (game pieces) on the tiles to claim ownership of the different parts of the city as they are built, such as roads, cities, and monasteries.

You'll win the game by earning points through the placement of meeples and completing roads, cities, and other features. Points are earned by controlling the largest roads, cities, and monasteries and the game ends when all tiles have been placed and all features are complete.

Carcassonne is considered a gateway game, meaning it's an easy to learn game for new players but still has a good depth. It's known for its simple rules, quick gameplay, and high replayability. It's recommended for players who enjoy games with a medieval theme and simple mechanics. It has been widely popular and well-regarded by both casual and hardcore gamers.

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  • Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award in 2001
The game Carcassonne should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Carcassonne Includes 72 Land Tiles
  • 40 Followers In 5 Colors
  • 1 Scoring Rack And The Carcassonne Board Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The players place land tiles turn by turn. As they do so, the roads, cities, fields, and cloisters emerge and grow. On these, the players can deploy their followers to earn points. Players score points during the game and at the end. The player with the most points after the final scoring is the winner.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Carcassonne rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Carcassonne. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Seth says:

I've been dying to get my hands on this game. I have heard a lot about it and really enjoy similar games to this one. Seems like there are a lot of different versions or additions based on the number of rules available. I'll have to read through some of them and learn how to play. Definitely one I'll have to get and try out.
Pam says:

Carcassonne is my favorite game of all time. I love games that change every time you play them and are constantly a new challenge. Once you read the rules and learn how to play (or just start playing) there is so much strategy. Love it.
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