Carcassonne

Category: Games

Ages: 18+
Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

Carcassonne is an app version of the popular tile-laying board game. It is a great game to play as a family "huddled" around one iPad. 

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Teacher Review

Great for introducing younger players to board games. Game mechanics are simple and there are settings that allow expansions to challenge players as they grow with experience. Ability to pass n play and via bluetooth make for a great traveling companion.

From the Developer

Play the original award winning board game Carcassonne with friends, family, or other board game enthusiasts - online or offline.

Build a medieval landscape, tile by tile, claim landmarks with your followers and score points. As a winner of the prestigious "Spiel des Jahres" award in 2001, the game allows for a plethora of play styles and strategies. If you like social gaming or board games you will love Carcassonne!

FEATURES

  • Official Carcassonne game with original artwork
  • Universal App - Buy once, play on iPad and iPhone
  • Expansions available via In-App-Purchase
  • "The River" adds a new strategic element to the game play
  • "Inns and Cathedrals" adds a double follower and tiles to upvalue cities and roads.
  • "Traders & Builders" with trade-goods, pigs and builders.
  • "Princess & Dragon" with dragon, princess, fairy and magic portals.
  • "Phantom" adds the phantom, a game piece you can place in addition to other followers.
  • "Winter" with a new theme, tiles, and the Gingerbread Man.
  • "Double Base Tile Set" adds the possibility to play with twice the amount of base game (or winter) cards.
  • "The Old River" - the first expansion ever for the board game
  •  "The Abbot" adds gardens and lets you score cloisters before the end of the game
  •  "German Cathedrals" - place a meeple on a German cathedral to score points. Roads connected to a German cathedral score bonus points.

Key Things to Know

  • Easy mode that does not count Fields, ideal for Kids
  • 9 different AI players: (Hans, Count, Countess, Maid, Servant, Juggler, Fortune Teller, Witch and warlock)
  • Play with up to five players passing one device around
  • Unique Solitaire mode
  • Internet multiplayer with Push Notifications
  • Online and offline ranking
  • Game Center Achievements
  • Comprehensive in-game manual
  • Tutorials with voice acting
  • Compete for the best score in Solitaire Game of the Week
  • Chat function
  • Play with Game Center friends

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• How do I redownload my Expansions?

You can restore your purchases free of charge in the app's purchases menu. (The treasure chest in the main menu.)

• Help! I’m trapped in a menu screen!
Try opening http://carcassonneapp.com/cleanup.html in your iPad’s or iPhone’s Safari.

• What about more Expansions?

We are continuing to work on further expansions. Please don't hesitate to tell us which one you'd like to see next!

• Can I play asynchronously?

Yes. In "Play with Friends" you can leave the app and will be notified when it's your turn again. No pressure though, unlike "Quick Play" there are no time limits.

• Can I play against my familiy or friends by passing the device around?

Yes, of course. Up to five players can play on the same device.

• Do I need to buy the expansions to participate in a game with expansions?

To play online multiplayer, you need to buy the expansion to play with it.

• Can I play with expansions in quick play?

Yes. However currently we limit the combinations of the expansions in quick play to avoid fragmentation of the player base and longer waiting times for games. We try to give three or four useful combinations for quick play. There is also the "Automatic" category that tries to match you up with anyone who wants to play right now.

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In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No