Carcassonne: The Castle (2003)

Average Rating: 7.08/10
Board Game Rank: 377
Strategy Game Rank: 249
Family Game Rank: 58
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2003
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2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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8 and up
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Carcassonne: The Castle
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Carcassonne: De Burcht
Carcassonne: Die Burg
Carcassonne: Hrad
Carcassonne: Slottet
Каркассон: Крепость
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Carcassonne: the Castle takes place in the city of Carcassone itself. The theme is development of the city within the "castle walls", which might be more appropriately called the city walls, but Carcassonne: The City was apparently already in development.

It is not an expansion, but a stand-alone tile-placement game with the Carcassonne mechanics adapted specially for two players. The goal is to lead the race around the castle wall, which is also the scoring track for the game. There are bonus items on the wall for the first player to reach that point.

Play is very similar to Carcassonne but all the tiles must be played within the walls, which often constrains the choices. The followers used for scoring are heralds (on paths), knights (on towers), squires (on houses) and merchants (on courtyards which are more valuable if they have a market). And, the player with the largest "keep" (largest house completed during the game) scores points for the largest contiguous undeveloped area (unplayed tile spaces) at the end of the game. The bonus tiles collected from the walls add twists to the scoring, such as doubling one of a particular scoring structure or scoring one uncompleted structure.

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Components:

  • 1 sheet of rules divided into 6 pages
  • 2 keep tokens, 1 of each color
  • 10 castle wall jigsaw-style boundary pieces
  • 14 follower tokens, 7 in each color
  • 18 small wall tiles, 2 each of 9 different types
  • 60 castle tiles

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Каркассон: Крепость
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Smart Ltd
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2009
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Carcassonne: Slottet
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Publisher: Bergsala Enigma
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2009
Size: 10.75 x 7.48 x 2.64 inches
1.84 pounds
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Carcassonne: De Burcht
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Dutch First edition
Publisher: 999 Games, Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2003
Product Code: 999-CAR06
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Carcassonne: The Castle
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English First edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2003
Product Code: 48137
Size: 10.83 x 7.68 x 2.76 inches
1.54 pounds
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Carcassonne: Die Burg
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German first edition
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Artist: Christof Tisch
Year: 2003
Product Code: 48137
Size: 10.79 x 7.48 x 2.64 inches
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Carcassonne: The Castle rules summary that I use to teach the game and to refresh my memory. Incorporates any clarifications from the BGG Rules Forum.
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Board Game Rank: 377
Strategy Game Rank: 249
Family Game Rank: 58
Num Ratings: 5832
Average Rating: 7.08
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