Carcassonne is a turn based game where players draw a lan card, that can feature part of a city, a field, a road, or a monastery. These are played, jigsaw like, onto the game board, and a small number of tokens can be placed to try and score points. Your aim could be to build up cities, long roads, or territory that will score bonus points at the end of the game. It's a finely balanced mix of tactics and resource management, with some random elements thrown in to the mix.
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Just a few years after its release, Carcassonne became a modern classic and a must-play. Turn by turn, the players create a landscape by placing tiles with roads, cities, fields, and cloisters. Deploy your followers - knights, monks, thieves, or farmers - and try to score the most points to win the game. The ever-changing landscape makes each game a new experience. With the official expansion "The River II", Online Multiplayer, Xbox LIVE Achievements and Leaderboards, this is an essential title for board game enthusiasts.
Probably the best thing about Carcassonne is that it's a really good computer game - the physical version takes a lot longer to play, and you need some willing players to join in. With this Xbox Live version you can dip in and out of a single game, you can have variable AI levels to play against... and you don't need a ginormous table to lay out all the cities, towns, roads, and fields!
If I can stop playing long enough, there'll be a review next week. For now you can download the free trial (which includes a good tutorial for those new to the world of Carcassonne) through the AAWP App Directory or the Windows Store on your smartphone.