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A clever tile-laying game. The southern French city of Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious.
Features 72 land tiles,which picture city, road, and field segments and cloisters. Also features 40 followers in 5 colours. Each follower can be used as a knight, thief, farmer, or monk. One of each player's followers is the player's scoring marker.
Winner of the coveted Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) 2001.