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The southern French city of Carcassonne was founded on an important trade route between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Because of its strategic location, the city was often conquered and has known many rulers. As a result of this varied history, the city is famous for its unique mixture of Roman and Medieval fortifications.
The players develop the area around Carcassonne by placing land tiles. Each turn the area becomes larger as the players expand and add roads, fields, cities and cloisters. The players may also deploy their followers as thieves, farmers, knights, and monks to control and score points for the roads, farm, cities and cloisters. The players have only a few followers and the wise player will plan his moves carefully and deploy followers when and where he can earn the most points.
Carcassonne - a simple, clever tile laying game that brings new challenges with every turn.