Amazonas is based on Carcassonne, and part of the "Carcassonne Around The World" series of standalone games, but is not compatible with Carcassonne or any of the other Carcassonne spin-off games.
The game uses many of the standardgame concepts, and is based in the dense Amazonian jungles of Brazil.
"Under the tropical heat of the jungle, you head into the South American rainforest. The river and jungle both abound with colorful wildlife that creates a most beautiful panorama. But you have little time to appreciate the serenity of the moment, as you notice other explorers heading into the jungle to build camps and go down the river. The race to the mouth of the Amazon River is on!"
The following are based on the Z-Man Games version of the rules. Additional comments and clarifications have come from various Carcassonne discussion forums (BGG, CarcC and CarcF).
- Fan Expansions for Amazonas - A number of fan produced "print-and-play" expansions have been created which are available from CarcassonneCentral, CarcassonneForum and CarcassonneCZ. These expansions may either be "completed" (available as a complete pack of tiles and rules (as applicable - some may only be a set of rules)) or "in development" (partially developed, perhaps some tiles and an outline of rules in a forum discussion thread).
If you prefer to draw tiles from a bag, this custom design is available from Artscow:
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