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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014.

Carcassonne, the world-famous French city, is known for its imposing fortifications erected during Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This fortress, surrounded by magnificent walls, still stands today as one of the most unique French cities. In this game, players must develop the area around Carcassonne. They place their meeples onto roads and into cities, monasteries, and fields. Only those who make the most judicious placements will gain the points required to win the game.

Copies printed in the period 2014-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

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Carcassonne is a tile-based German-style board game for two to five players, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2000 for its first edition and in 2014 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Carcassonne received the Spiel des Jahres and the Deutscher Spiele Preis awards in 2001.

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Copies printed in the period 2014-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

Carcassonne, the world-famous French city, is known for its imposing fortifications erected during the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This fortress, surrounded by magnificent walls, still stands today as one of the most unique French cities. In this game, players must develop the area around Carcassonne. They place their meeples onto roads and into cities, monasteries, and fields. Only those who make the most judicious placements will gain the points required to win the game.
The Farmers

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014.

Farmers are considered a part of the base game for most Carcassonne players. They are also used in every official tournament as they are not considered an expansion. In the new edition of Carcassonne farmers were separated as a supplement to ease approach to the game for new players. WikiCarpedia follows this streamlined approach. For the sake of other expansions and the rest of the WikiCarpedia, farmers are considered a part of the base game.

What would life be without agriculture? We try to answer part of this question by introducing the hard-working farmers who spend long hours in the fields of Carcassonne. As we did for the roads, cities, and monasteries, the farmers will be presented using the actions of a game turn.

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The Farmers are considered a part of the base game for most Carcassonne players. They are also used in every official tournament as they are not considered an expansion. In the new edition of Carcassonne farmers were separated as a supplement to ease approach to the game for new players.

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WikiCarpedia follows this streamlined approach. For the sake of other expansions and the rest of the WikiCarpedia, farmers are considered a part of the base game.

What would life be without agriculture? We try to answer part of this question by introducing the hard-working farmers who spend long hours in the fields of Carcassonne. As we did for the roads, cities, and monasteries, the farmers will be presented using the actions of a game turn.
The Abbot
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The Abbot was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014.

It introduces the abbot meeple and garden features. [1]

A garden

Along with The River, The Abbot is considered part of the basic game that can be used as desired. [2] It implements a mechanic that is unique to the new edition of Carcassonne, diverging in this aspect from the 1st edition.

With its introduction in 2014, tiles featuring gardens became available in the new design Base Game which included The River. Later, they appeared on tiles in the major expansions as they were re-released in the new artwork, and in Big Box 6 when it was released in 2017. [3] Bear in mind that The Abbot provides a new mechanic involving the abbot meeple, but the tiles it affects are not part of the expansion itself. Garden tiles that have been included in the base game and in expansions are listed for information in the tile distribution below.

Finally, it must be noted that the (new) abbot in this expansion is not the same as the (old) abbot used on German, Dutch and Belgian Monasteries, and Japanese Buildings. The new abbot is a specialized meeple for monasteries and gardens whereas the old abbots were normal meeples placed on specialized monasteries. Just in case things weren’t confusing enough already.

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A garden

The Abbot (originally Der Abt in German) is considered part of the base game that can be used as desired. [4] It introduces the abbot meeple and garden features. [5]

It implements a mechanic that is unique to the 2nd edition of Carcassonne, diverging in this aspect from the 1st edition.

With its introduction in 2014, tiles featuring gardens became available in the new design base game which included The River. Later, they appeared on tiles in the major expansions as they were re-released in the new artwork, and in Big Box 6 when it was released in 2017. [6] Bear in mind that The Abbot provides a new mechanic involving the abbot meeple, but the tiles it affects are not part of the expansion itself. Garden tiles that have been included in the base game and in expansions are listed for information in the tile distribution below.

Finally, it must be noted that the (new) abbot in this expansion is not the same as the (old) abbot used on German, Dutch and Belgian Monasteries, and Japanese Buildings. The new abbot is a specialized meeple for monasteries and gardens whereas the old abbots were normal meeples placed on specialized monasteries.

River

For first edition rules follow here: River.

Expansion symbol for The River I (Big Box 6 version)
Expansion symbol for The River II

The River was originally released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2014. The 1st. Edition of River was release in 2001.

The River II was released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2017 as part of Count, King and Robber. The River II was originally released for the 1st. Edition in 2005, and later bundled in the major expansion Count, King and Robber in 2008.

The river expansions modify the beginning of the game by having players place a set of specific river tiles before the normal tiles.

Copies of The River printed in the period 2014-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

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The River I
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(Big Box 6 version)
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The River II
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The River (originally Der Fluss in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2001 for its first edition and in 2014, bundled in the base game and Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

The River II (originally Der Fluss II in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2005 for its first edition and in 2017, bundled in the major expansion Count, King and Robber, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

The river expansions modify the beginning of the game by having players place a set of specific river tiles before the normal tiles.

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Copies of The River printed in the period 2014-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

Inns and Cathedrals
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Inns and Cathedrals was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2015.

Copies of this expansion printed in the period 2015-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

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Inns and Cathedrals (originally Wirtshäuser und Kathedralen in German) is the first major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2002 for its first edition and in 2015 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

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Copies of this expansion printed in the period 2015-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

Traders and Builders
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Traders and Builders was released for the edition by HiG in 2015.

Copies of this expansion printed in the period 2015-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

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Traders and Builders (originally Händler und Baumeister in German) is the second major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2003 for its first edition and in 2015 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

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Copies of this expansion printed in the period 2015-2016 have the darker city backgrounds.

The Princess and The Dragon
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The Princess & The Dragon was released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2016. It was originally released for the 1st Edition in 2005.

Enter a realm of chivalry and sorcery with this Carcassonne expansion. The Princess sends knights out to perform acts of chivalry; meanwhile, a fearsome dragon threatens meeples unprotected by the magic of the fairies! The Princess & The Dragon expansion introduces princesses, dragons, fairies, and other storybook elements that add surprising wrinkles to your Carcassonne game. You can use thirty new tiles to unleash a dragon that devours anyone in its path, summon a fairy to protect your meeples, or remove rival knights from a city. No matter what tile you draw, you’ll have plenty of options to disrupt your opponents’ plans and claim more points for yourself.

All in all, this expansion introduces you to the world of fantasy, the land of fairy tales and where knights fight big dragons with the following new features:

  • The dragon
  • The fairy
  • The princess
  • A magic portal
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The Princess & The Dragon (originally Burgfräulein und Drache in German) is the third major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2005 for its first edition and in 2016 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Enter a realm of chivalry and sorcery with this Carcassonne expansion. The Princess sends knights out to perform acts of chivalry; meanwhile, a fearsome dragon threatens meeples unprotected by the magic of the fairies!

The Princess & The Dragon expansion introduces princesses, dragons, fairies, and other storybook elements that add surprising wrinkles to your Carcassonne game. You can use thirty new tiles to unleash a dragon that devours anyone in its path, summon a fairy to protect your meeples, or remove rival knights from a city. No matter what tile you draw, you’ll have plenty of options to disrupt your opponents’ plans and claim more points for yourself.

All in all, this expansion introduces you to the world of fantasy, the land of fairy tales and where knights fight big dragons with the following new features:

  • The dragon
  • The fairy
  • The princess
  • A magic portal
The Tower
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The Tower was released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2016. The 1st. Edition was originally released in 2006. The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol.

This is the fourth major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a new aspect to the game. With this expansion you can build high towers from which you can capture opposing players' meeples, and hold them for ransom or wait for a one-for-one exchange.

New features are:

  • Towers

A Carcassonne expansion is not really a Carcassonne expansion when there are no new tiles, so in the box you also find 18 tiles that represent city segments, road segments and cloisters in new configurations plus the addition of tower foundations which will help create much more than a beautiful landscape.

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The Tower (originally Der Turm in German) is the fourth major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2006 for its first edition and in 2016 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

With this expansion you can build high towers from which you can capture opposing players' meeples, and hold them for ransom or wait for a one-for-one exchange.

This expansion introduces 18 new tiles representing city segments, road segments and cloisters in new configurations plus the addition of tower foundations

Abbey and the Mayor
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Abbey & Mayor was originally released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2016. The 1st Edition (Major Expansion #5) was originally released in 2007.

This expansion introduces new tiles including the special abbey tiles, that allow players to close gaps in the game board. It also introduces new figures with special characteristics:

  • Mayors, a meeple that can only be placed in cities and has variable strength
  • Wagons, a meeple that can move to another feature after scoring
  • Barns, a figure that triggers field scoring
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Abbey & Mayor (originally Abtei und Bürgermeister in German) is the fifth major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2007 for its first edition and in 2016 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

This expansion introduces new tiles including the special abbey tiles, that allow players to close gaps in the game board. It also introduces new figures with special characteristics:

  • Mayors, a meeple that can only be placed in cities and has variable strength
  • Wagons, a meeple that can move to another feature after scoring
  • Barns, a figure that triggers field scoring
Count, King and Robber
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Count, King, and Robber was the sixth major expansion for Carcassonne and was released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2017.

The 1st Edition of Count, King and Robber was released in 2008. Originally, this expansion bundled a collection of several smaller expansions which had been independently released for the 1st Edition at different times (2003-2008). However, these minor expansions are only available for the new Edition as a bundle.

This page contains all the information for this major expansion but the River II, that is described on a separate page dedicated to the New Edition River expansions.

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Count, King, and Robber (originally Graf, König und Konsorten in German) is the sixth major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2008 for its first edition and in 2017 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Originally, this expansion bundled a collection of several smaller expansions which had been independently released for the 1st Edition at different times (2003-2008). However, these minor expansions are only available for the second edition as a bundle.

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This page contains all the information for this major expansion but the River II, that is described on a separate page dedicated to the second edition River expansions.

Bridges, Castles and Bazaars
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Bridges, Castles and Bazaars (originally Brücken, Burgen und Basare) was released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2017. It is an update of the first edition released in 2010.

This is the eighth major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces some new aspects to the game. Travelling traders arrive in the land and organize bazaars, in which haggling is considered an art. At the same time, engineers are expanding the road network with modern bridges, and small castles are being built everywhere to defend the region.

New features/things are:

  • Bridges
  • Castles
  • Bazaars

A Carcassonne expansion is not really a Carcassonne expansion when there are no new tiles, so in the box you also find 12 tiles that represent city segments, road segments and cloisters in new configurations plus the addition of bazaars which will help create much more than a beautiful landscape.

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Bridges, Castles and Bazaars (originally Brücken, Burgen und Basare in German) is the eighth major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2010 for its first edition and in 2017 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Travelling traders arrive in the land and organize bazaars, in which haggling is considered an art. At the same time, engineers are expanding the road network with modern bridges, and small castles are being built everywhere to defend the region.

This expansion introduces 12 new tiles representing city segments, road segments and cloisters in new configurations plus the addition of bazaars.

Hills & Sheep
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Hills & Sheep was released for the new edition by Hans im Glück in 2018.

This is the ninth major expansion for the base game and introduces some new aspects to the game.

The Shepherds in the meadows throughout Carcassonne wait peacefully until their entire flock of sheep gathers around. However, they have to be careful that a wolf doesn’t show up before they have led their flock safely into the stable. In the hills, you can take control of lands once thought lost. In addition, many a monk is always happy to have a vineyard near his cloister.

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Hills & Sheep (originally Schafe und Hügel in German) is the ninth major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2014 for its first edition and in 2018 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

The Shepherds in the meadows throughout Carcassonne wait peacefully until their entire flock of sheep gathers around. However, they have to be careful that a wolf doesn’t show up before they have led their flock safely into the stable.
In the hills, you can take control of lands once thought lost. In addition, many a monk is always happy to have a vineyard near his cloister.
Under the Big Top
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Under the Big Top was released by HiG in 2018.

You can integrate this entire expansion into the game, or only parts of it if you choose. You can also combine this expansion with any other Carcassonne expansions.

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Under the Big Top (originally Manege frei in German) is the tenth major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2018 for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

You can integrate this entire expansion into the game, or only parts of it if you choose. You can also combine this expansion with any other Carcassonne expansions.

The Barber-Surgeons
One of the new buildings.
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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2018 during Essen Spiel.

With this mini-expansion, you'll send your Meeples to the barber surgeon's. A bathhouse had several purposes during the Middle Ages. You could take a bath sharing the latest gossip, as well as enjoying a highly professional medical treatment. Of course, your Meeple will be enjoying his time in the bathhouse, so he won't be able to help you. To get him back there are various possibilities...

With this expansion you can score more points when scoring cities or roads with bathhouses, but your meeples can be attracted by bathhouses forcing them to stay there.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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The Barber-Surgeons (originally Die Bader in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2018 during Essen Spiel.

With this mini-expansion, you'll send your Meeples to the barber surgeon's. A bathhouse had several purposes during the Middle Ages. You could take a bath sharing the latest gossip, as well as enjoying a highly professional medical treatment. Of course, your Meeple will be enjoying his time in the bathhouse, so he won't be able to help you. To get him back there are various possibilities...

With this expansion you can score more points when scoring cities or roads with bathhouses, but your meeples can be attracted by bathhouses forcing them to stay there.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

Castles in Germany
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Castles in Germany (Burgen in Deutschland) was released for the New Edition by Hans im Glück in 2019. This mini expansion was released for the 1st Edition in 2015.

This mini-expansion, featuring six well-known castles in Germany, allows the players to become lords and ladies, earning extra points for their famous estates.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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Castles in Germany (originally Burgen in Deutschland in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2015 for its first edition and in 2019 for this second edition.

This mini-expansion, featuring 6 well-known castles in Germany, allows the players to become lords and ladies, earning extra points for their famous estates.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

Crop Circles
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Crop Circles (Mini #7) was released for the new edition by HiG in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

Mysterious shapes appear in the fields of Carcassonne, holding a strange power over the knights, thieves, and farmers of the realm.

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The Crop Circles (originally Die Kornkreise in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2010 for its first edition, also released as The Crop Circles II (Mini #7) in 2012, and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Mysterious shapes appear in the fields of Carcassonne, holding a strange power over the knights, thieves, and farmers of the realm.

The Ferries
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The Ferries (Mini #3) was released for the new edition by HiG in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

A vast array of roads surrounds the realms of Carcassonne. New ferries along these roads alter paths, providing new opportunities to any of your enterprising thieves.

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The Ferries (originally Die Fähren in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2012 for its first edition (Mini #3) and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

A vast array of roads surrounds the realms of Carcassonne.
New ferries along these roads alter paths, providing new opportunities to any of your enterprising thieves.


The Festival
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Originally released by CundCo in 2016 to mark the 15th Anniversary of the first publication of Carcassonne.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – i.e. there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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The Festival (originally Das Fest in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released by by Hans im Glück in 2016 through CundCo to mark the 15th Anniversary of the first publication of Carcassonne.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – i.e. there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Flier
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The Flier (Mini #1) was released by HiG for the new edition in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

Humanity has always been fascinated with flight. Now, your meeples can take to the skies, though you never know where they'll land.

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The Flying Machines (originally Die Fluggeräte in German), formerly known as The Flier in the first edition, is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2012 for its first edition (Mini #1) and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Humanity has always been fascinated with flight. Now, your meeples can take to the skies, though you never know where they'll land.

The Fruit-Bearing Trees
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The Fruit-Bearing Trees was released in March 2018 by HiG through CundCo.

With this expansion, Carcassonne will be surrounded by various fruit-bearing trees. The larger the variety of fruits you offer is, the higher your income will be.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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The Fruit-Bearing Trees (originally Die Obstbäume in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in March 2018 through CundCo.

With this expansion, Carcassonne will be surrounded by various fruit-bearing trees.
The larger the variety of fruits you offer is, the higher your income will be.


This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Goldmines
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Goldmines (Mini #4) was released for the new edition by HiG in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

Gold is scattered throughout the realm, sought by everyone. The value of each ingot, however, remains unknown until the end of the game.

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The Gold Mines (originally Die Goldminen in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2012 for its first edition (Mini #4) and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Gold is scattered throughout the realm, sought by everyone.
The value of each ingot, however, remains unknown until the end of the game.

Halflings
Sample of Halfling tiles: the spirals show the Halfling I tiles (left) and the Halfling II tiles (right)
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Halflings was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2020. This mini expansion was released for the 1st Edition in 2014.

This mini-expansion includes tiles of two mini-expansions published in 2014. While tiles marked with Symbol Halflings1 C2.png match those of the version which was published in SpielBox magazine (www.spielboxshop.de), tiles marked with Symbol Halflings2 C2.png stem from another version which was originally available at www.cundco.de exclusively.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – i.e. there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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Sample of Halfling tiles: the spirals show the Halfling I tiles (left) and the Halfling II tiles (right)

Halflings (originally Halb so wild in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by SpielBox magazine and CundCo in 2014 for its first edition and in 2020 by Hans im Glück through CundCo for this second edition.

This mini-expansion includes tiles of two mini-expansions published in 2014. While tiles marked with Symbol Halflings1 C2.png match those of the version which was published in SpielBox magazine (www.spielboxshop.de), tiles marked with Symbol Halflings2 C2.png stem from another version which was originally available at www.cundco.de exclusively.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – i.e. there will be no official rules for these combinations.

Monasteries
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Expansion symbol Monasteries in Germany

Monasteries in Germany for the new edition was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2018 during Essen Spiel.

This mini expansion, containing six well-known German monasteries, you'll have the possibility to score your monasteries in a renewed way. However, you'll only know at the end of the game whether you've made a profitable decision.


Before this release, Japanese Buildings, with the same rules, was released by Hans im Glück in 2016. It has graphics by Toshihiko Ishibashi that do not match the artwork style of the 1st edition, although the manual was based on that edition. Nevertheless it is considered a new edition mini expansion. These tiles have no expansion symbol.


Each of these expansions have been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine each of them with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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Monasteries in Germany (originally Klöster in Deutschland in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2018 during Essen Spiel.

This mini expansion, containing six well-known German monasteries, you'll have the possibility to score your monasteries in a renewed way. However, you'll only know at the end of the game whether you've made a profitable decision.


Before this release, Japanese Buildings, with the same rules, was released by Hans im Glück in 2016. It has graphics by Toshihiko Ishibashi that do not match the artwork style of the 1st edition, although the manual was based on that edition. Nevertheless it is considered a new edition mini expansion. These tiles have no expansion symbol.


Each of these expansions have been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine each of them with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Labyrinths
Spiel Doch!
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The Labyrinths was originally release by Spiel Doch! in 2016.

Issue 1/2016 of the Spiel Doch! magazine contained two new tiles for Carcassonne. One has been illustrated in the style of the 1st edition by Doris Matthäus, the other in the style of the 2nd edition by Anne Pätzke. Both tiles can be used in all editions. Combinations with other expansions and mini-expansions are not completely tested and there are no official rule explanations covering such cases.

Spiel Doch! provided a basic set of rules and HiG released a variant for advanced players available on their website at the time of release.

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Issue 01/2016
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The Labyrinths (originally Die Labyrinthe von CARCASSONNE! in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Spiel Doch! magazine in 2016.

Issue 01/2016 of the Spiel Doch! magazine contained two new tiles for Carcassonne. One has been illustrated in the style of the 1st edition by Doris Matthäus, the other in the style of the 2nd edition by Anne Pätzke. Both tiles can be used in all editions. Combinations with other expansions and mini-expansions are not completely tested and there are no official rule explanations covering such cases.

Spiel Doch! provided a basic set of rules and Hans im Glück released a variant for advanced players available on their website at the time of release.

Mage and Witch
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Mage and Witch (Mini #5) was released for the new edition by HiG in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

Powerful magicians visit the realm of Carcassonne. The mage's presence inspires the citizens, but the witch casts a sinister pall over everything she touches.

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Mage and Witch (originally Magier & Hexe in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2012 for its first edition (Mini #5) and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Powerful magicians visit the realm of Carcassonne.
The mage's presence inspires the citizens, but the witch casts a sinister pall over everything she touches.


The Markets of Leipzig
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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2017 on occasion of Leipzig's fair "model-hobby-spiel" 2017, with two double tiles for Amazonas. The expansion was also provided as Limited edition: Markets of Leipzig (600 copies) with 13 meeples in different colours.

During the Middle Ages the town of Leipzig (lat. Lipsia) was the crossing point of the trading roads Via Regia and Via Imperii, which caused the emergence of numerous markets in this region. In the year of 1507 Leipzig became a staple town. Thus, all merchants passing through the town had to place their goods on the staple place and offer them for sale.

The Leipzig trade fair, which provides its logo as the symbol for this expansion, has its origins in the Middle Ages.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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The Markets of Leipzig (originally Die Märkte zu Leipzig in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in2017 on occasion of Leipzig's fair model-hobby-spiel 2017, with two double tiles for Amazonas. The expansion was also provided as Limited edition: Markets of Leipzig (600 copies) with 13 meeples in different colours.

During the Middle Ages the town of Leipzig (lat. Lipsia) was the crossing point of the trading roads Via Regia and Via Imperii, which caused the emergence of numerous markets in this region. In the year of 1507 Leipzig became a staple town. Thus, all merchants passing through the town had to place their goods on the staple place and offer them for sale.

The Leipzig trade fair, which provides its logo as the symbol for this expansion, has its origins in the Middle Ages.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Messages
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The Messengers (Mini #2), formerly known as The Messages or Dispatches in the 1st. edition, was released by Hans im Glück for the new edition in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

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The Messengers (originally Die Depeschen in German), formerly known as The Messages or Dispatches in the first edition, is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2012 for its first edition (Mini #2) and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

The King dispatches his faithful subjects into the realm.
Wealth and prestige awaits any who make wise use of the messengers.
The Robbers
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The Robbers (Mini #6) was released for the new edition by HiG in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6.

Robbers on the road demand tribute from wayward travelers. When your meeples score points, another player's robber may steal some.

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The Robbers (originally Die Räuber in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2012 for its first edition (Mini #6) and in 2017, bundled as part of Big Box 6, for this second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games.

Robbers on the road demand tribute from wayward travelers. When your meeples score points, another player's robber may steal some.

Spiel Promos
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Promotional tiles made available by Hans im Glück to attendees at the Essen Games Fair in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (a different one each year). They are not available as a single set.

There are no specific rules applicable to the tiles from this mini expansion. All of the rules remain the same.

The tiles released in the period 2014-2017 have the darker city backgrounds.

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2019 Essen Spiel
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Essen Spiel promo tiles are promotional tiles for Carcassonne made available by Hans im Glück to attendees at the Essen Games Fair in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (a different one each year). They are not available as a single set.

There are no specific rules applicable to the tiles from these minor expansions. All of the rules remain the same.

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The tiles released in the period 2014-2017 have the darker city backgrounds.

Spiel Doch Promo
SpielDoch! Issue 2 2018
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The Spiel Doch! Promo tiles were released by Spiel Doch! magazine in its 02/2018 issue in 2018.

The tiles can be used together as alternative starting tiles, although they have regular color backs and not dark ones. They can also be used as standard game tiles.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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Spiel Doch!
Issue 02/2018
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Spiel Doch! Promo tiles is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Spiel Doch! magazine in its 02/2018 issue in 2018.

The tiles can be used together as alternative starting tiles, although they have regular color backs and not dark ones. They can also be used as standard game tiles.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Tollkeepers
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The Tollkeepers was released in October 2019 by HiG.

With this mini expansion tollkeepers join the game. Even in the past, tolls were raised for people or for goods. They used to collect a "small toll" (for means of transport) or "large toll" (for goods).

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

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The Tollkeepers (originally Die Zöllner in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in October 2019.

With this mini expansion tollkeepers join the game. Even in the past, tolls were raised for people or for goods. They used to collect a "small toll" (for means of transport) or "large toll" (for goods).

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Watchtowers
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The Watchtowers was released in 2016 by HiG through CundCo.

This mini expansion features watchtowers that you can build in and around Carcassonne. Each tower watches over different things and is more valuable the more it watches over.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.


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The Watchtowers (originally Die Wachtürme in German) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2016 through CundCo.

This mini expansion features watchtowers that you can build in and around Carcassonne. Each tower watches over different things and is more valuable the more it watches over.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations.

The Fortune Teller
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The Fortune Teller was released by HiG in 2016. It was the 3rd official PnP expansion for the 1st edition and in same time the first official PnP expansion for the 2nd edition. Original design by Jeffrey Puttnam.

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The Fortune Teller (originally Die Wahrsagerin in German) is a Print & Play minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally designed by Jeffrey Puttnam and released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2016.

It was the third official Print & Play expansion for the first edition of Carcassonne and in same time the first official Print & Play expansion for the second edition.

The Land Surveyors
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The Land Surveyors is the second official Print & Play mini expansion for the 2nd edition. It was released by Hans im Glück in 2020.

In this mini expansion land surveyors move throughout the Carcassonne area, redetermining its value over and over. Timing is everything as you plan and wait for the right time to score your features.

This expansions does not include new land tiles but a set of scoring tiles that modify the usual rules for scoring roads, cities and monasteries.

Example of scoring tiles included in The Land Surveyors

The scoring tiles are included in the last page of the rulebook available here:

Make sure to print out the scoring tiles onto thick paper (or glue the paper to a piece of cardboard) and cut them out.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations, since this has not yet been tested.

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The Land Surveyors (originally Die Landvermesser in German) is a Print & Play minor expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2020.

It is the second official Print & Play mini expansion for the second edition of Carcassonne.

In this mini expansion land surveyors move throughout the Carcassonne area, redetermining its value over and over. Timing is everything as you plan and wait for the right time to score your features.

This expansions does not include new land tiles but a set of scoring tiles that modify the usual rules for scoring roads, cities and monasteries.

Example of scoring tiles included in The Land Surveyors

The scoring tiles are included in the last page of the rulebook available here:

Make sure to print out the scoring tiles onto thick paper (or glue the paper to a piece of cardboard) and cut them out.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below. You can combine it with other expansions - but at your own risk – that is, there will be no official rules for these combinations, since this has not yet been tested.

Carcassonne Maps
Carcassonne Maps

With Carcassonne Maps, HiG offer a new possibility to play Carcassonne. It is designed for the New Edition.

You can use your tiles and meeples in a country, build cities with real names and influence the course of important roads. There are also new ways to score points, for example by scoring a large city or by connecting roads to neighboring countries.

The maps consists of high-quality, strong, linen-embossed paper and has the size A1. The maps are delivered rolled up and the purchaser is recommended to flatten it by "bending against" before use or to press them flat again under a few books. Alternatively, they can also be attached to the table with a removable adhesive tape (crepe, for example). The latter also has the advantage that the map is not moved accidentally.

The maps requires players to use their own game material from the base game and some major expansions, so they are not a standalone product but a complement to play a variant of the base game with extra tiles.

Current maps:

  • Benelux
  • France
  • Germany (Deutschland)
  • Great Britain
  • Iberian Peninsula (Península Ibérica)


Carcassonne Map-Chips
Additionally, HiG released Map-Chips, an expansion for Carcassonne Maps. Map-Chips, using the same tokens, provide an expansion with a different set of rules for each map. In France players will press wine, whereas Benelux players may pick face-up tiles stacked on islands. On the Iberian Peninsula, players go geocaching; on the British Isles, players might play twice as fast; and, in Germany, players have the possibility to upgrade their meeples.


How to use these rules

The rules are organized as follows: There is one page describing the basic common rules for all the maps. The second page contains the basic rules for Carcassonne Maps - Germany as they were released initialy. They are kept here for the sake of completeness, but all the rules are covered by the previous document with the common rules.

Below you will also find a section dedicated to Map-Chips that links to a page per map, as the rules are different in each case.


Saint Nicholas Scoring Board

Saint Nicholas Scoring Board was released by Hans im Glück for the new edition. It was sold by cundco.de exclusively on Saint Nicholas Day in 2016. It was a limited edition of 150 items.

Saint Nicholas Scoring Board is a Scoreboard for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück through CundCo on Saint Nicholas Day in 2016. It was a limited edition of 150 items.

Solo Variant

The Solo Variant was released by Hans im Glück in 2020.

It is a variant for one single player but it can also be played as team-challenge.

The Solo Variant offers a new way to play Carcassonne in solo mode. It was released by Hans im Glück in april 2020 during the "Stay at Home" campaign.

It is a variant for one single player but it can also be played as team-challenge.

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Base game (1st edition)
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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2000

A clever tile-laying game for 2 to 5 players aged 8 and above by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

The city of Carcassonne in southern France is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players take their chances with their followers in the cities, cloisters, farms and on the roads around Carcassonne. The development of the land is in their hands, and the skillful deployment of the followers as thieves, knights, monks and farmers is the path to success.

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Carcassonne is a tile-based German-style board game for two to five players, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2000 for this first edition and in 2014 for its second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games in United Kingdom and by Rio Grande Games in America.

The city of Carcassonne in southern France is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players take their chances with their followers in the cities, cloisters, farms and on the roads around Carcassonne. The development of the land is in their hands, and the skillful deployment of the followers as thieves, knights, monks and farmers is the path to success.
River (1st edition)
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OEM version
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There are two River Expansions:

In 2014, HiG's Big Box 5 included a version of River I (sometimes referred to as River III) with some minor additions that tied in with Hills & Sheep.


Inns and Cathedrals (1st edition)
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Inns and Cathedrals was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2002. The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol and had the name "Die Erweiterung" and not "Inns and Cathedrals".

This expansion is the first major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a few new aspects to the game.

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Inns and Cathedrals (originally Wirtshäuser und Kathedralen in German), or The Expansion (originally Die Erweiterung in German) for its first published edition, is the first major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2002 for this first edition and in 2015 for its second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games in United Kingdom and by Rio Grande Games in America.

This expansion introduces a few new aspects to the game.

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The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol

Traders and Builders (1st edition)
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Traders and Builders was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2003.

This is the second major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a few new aspects to the game. They introduced some new tiles that brought new things with them.

New features/things are:

  • Trade Good Tokens
  • Pigs
  • Builders

A Carcassonne expansion is not really a Carcassonne expansion when there are no new tiles, so in the box you also find 24 tiles that represent cities, roads and cloisters in new shapes to help create a much more beautiful landscape. The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol.

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Traders and Builders (originally Händler und Baumeister in German) is the second major expansion for Carcassonne. It was originally released, in Germany, by Hans im Glück in 2003 for this first edition and in 2015 for its second edition. The English edition was released by Z-Man Games in United Kingdom and by Rio Grande Games in America.

This expansion introduces 24 new tiles that represent cities, roads and cloisters in new shapes, Trade Good Tokens, Pigs, and Builders

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The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol.

The Princess and The Dragon (1st edition)
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The Princess and The Dragon (P&D) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2005. The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol.

This is the third major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a few new aspects to the game. This expansion introduces you to the world of fantasy, the land of fairy tales and where knights fight big dragons.

New features/things are:

  • The dragon
  • The fairy
  • The princess
  • A magic portal


The Tower (1st edition)
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The Tower was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2006. The tiles of the first German editions had no expansion symbol.

This is the fourth major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a new aspect to the game. With this expansion you can build high towers from which you can capture opposing players' followers, and hold them for ransom or wait for a one-for-one exchange.

New features/things are:

  • Towers

A Carcassonne expansion is not really a Carcassonne expansion when there are no new tiles, so in the box you also find 18 tiles that represent city segments, road segments and cloisters in new configurations plus the addition of tower foundations which will help create much more than a beautiful landscape.


Abbey and the Mayor (1st edition)
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Abbey and the Mayor (Major Expansion #5) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2007


Count, King and Robber (1st edition)
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Count, King, and Robber was the sixth major expansion for Carcassonne and was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2007.

This expansion represents a collection of (parts of) several smaller expansions which had been independently released at different times (2003-2005). The information for these smaller expansions is included here as a part of this large expansion, rather than individually with their own page. This is the most reasonable way to obtain each of the small expansions, although the individual small expansions may become available, from time-to-time, on the second-hand market. Because each part truly functions independently (and the publisher even recommends against playing with River II and Count of Carcassonne at the same time), each is described separately, and each tile distribution will be at the end of the respective subsection rather than at the end of the entire section. Only Heretics and Shrines was never published before and was introduced with this extension.

Small Expansions included :-


The Catapult (1st edition)
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The Catapult was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2008.

This is the seventh major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a new aspect to the game.

Time for the yearly fair in Carcassonne! Travelling entertainers arrive in the region, bringing with them their latest acquisition: a catapult, which they use to perform all sorts of reckless yet marvellous stunts. That not everything goes according to plan is hardly worth mentioning ...

New features/things are:

  • A catapult
  • 4 different action tokens
  • Fairs

A Carcassonne expansion is not really a Carcassonne expansion when there are no new tiles, so in the box you also find 12 tiles that represent cities, roads and cloisters in new shapes to help create a much more beautiful landscape.


Bridges, Castles and Bazaars (1st edition)
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Bridges, Castles and Bazaars was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2010.

This is the eighth major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces some new aspects to the game. Travelling traders arrive in the land and organize bazaars, in which haggling is considered an art. At the same time, engineers are expanding the road network with modern bridges, and small castles are being built everywhere to defend the region.

New features/things are:

  • Bridges
  • Castles
  • Bazaars

A Carcassonne expansion is not really a Carcassonne expansion when there are no new tiles, so in the box you also find 18 tiles that represent city segments, road segments and cloisters in new configurations plus the addition of bazaars which will help create much more than a beautiful landscape.


Hills & Sheep (1st edition)
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Hills & Sheep was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014.

This is the ninth major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces some new aspects to the game.

The Shepherds in the meadows throughout Carcassonne wait peacefully until their entire flock of sheep gathers around. However, they have to be careful that a wolf doesn’t show up before they have led their flock safely into the stable. In the hills, you can take control of lands once thought lost. In addition, many a monk is always happy to have a vineyard near his cloister.


The Wheel of Fortune (1st edition)
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The precise status of this set is difficult to define, as it is both a stand-alone game and an expansion. That is, it contains enough pieces and figures to be used instead of the basic game, but it could also be used along with it. For example, it contains a scoreboard and 40 followers in 5 colors. Those who consider it to be ‘too much of a stand-alone' game might consider just using the 19 tiles with Wheel of Fortune icons. The rules are identical to the basic game, except for those noted below.

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The Wheel of Fortune was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2009.

It was later included in Big Box 5 in a slightly revised format.

Besiegers Cathars Siege (1st edition)
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Carcassonne Almanach (2005)
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The Cathars (Die Katharer) was originally released in Spielbox in 2004 and republished in Carcassonne Almanach in 2005.

Siege (part of Cult, Siege, & Creativity) was originally released by Rio Grande Games in 2008.

The Besiegers (Die Belagerer) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2013.

During the 11th and 12th centuries, a new religion called Catharism developed in southern France. The Roman Church decreed that this religion was heretical. By the beginning of the 13th century Carcassonne had become a stronghold of the Cathar religion. After unheeded warnings and the murder of a church legate, Pope Innocent III initiated a crusade against the Cathars. The besieging of Carcassonne in 1209 marked the start of 40 years of continuous war.


The Cathars
The Besiegers

The Cathars expansion of 4 tiles was initially released in Spielbox in 2004, and because of its rarity, it has become one of the most sought-after Carcassonne expansions. Copyright prevented The Cathars from being reprinted by anyone except Spielbox, so Rio Grande Games developed Siege to be able to publish tiles with the same function. The four tiles in Siege have the same functional layout as the tiles in The Cathars, but the artwork is entirely new. Thus, Siege is effectively a reprint of The Cathars with updated artwork. The rules for Siege are also almost identical to those for The Cathars; the only difference involves escape from a besieged city (see rules below).


Ultimately, Hans im Glück recognized the popularity of The Cathars and published The Besiegers in 2013 to allow players to be able to obtain this element of Carcassonne again. The rules are identical to those of The Cathars, but the geography of the Besiegers tiles and the tile artwork are all new. Interestingly, the 2014 version of the Besiegers rules includes the note: “This mini-expansion appears in the 2004 Spielbox magazine under the name 'The Cathars’ (with only 4 tiles).” This seems to indicate that this expansion is considered a reprint rather than a new expansion, even though the tile features are different between the two sets.


Castles in Germany (1st edition)
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Castles in Germany (Burgen in Deutschland) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2015. The rules show another expansion symbol than the tiles. It is assumed that this was changed at the last minute and forgotten in the rules or vice versa. The castles in Germany of the second edition show the same symbol as shown in the rules of the first edition.

This mini-expansion, featuring 6 well-known castles in Germany, allows the players to become lords and ladies, earning extra points for their famous estates.


Cathedrals in Germany (1st edition)
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Cathedrals in Germany (Kathedralen in Deutschland) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2016.

This mini expansion, containing 6 well-known cathedrals in Germany, gives the players the opportunity to gain a respectable number of points with the help of archbishop and highwayman.


Crop Circles (1st edition)
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Crop Circles I was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2010.

Crop Circles II (Mini #7) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

The Crop Circles I expansion was an independently packaged expansion which was also included in some versions of the German base game of Carcassonne. The Crop Circles II “expansion” is considered #7 of the mini-expansions released in 2012, but it does not exist as an independent set. Rather, one tile was packed with each of the preceding 6 mini expansions.

The rules for Crop Circles I and Crop Circles II are functionally identical. The version of the rules specific to Crop Circles II can be found on the HiG website, as it is not packaged with the tiles themselves.


Darmstadt Promo (1st edition)
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Darmstadt Promo was originally released by Darmstadt Spielt (20 year anniversary) in 2014.

Darmstadt Spielt has been held in the Darmstadtium Science and Congress Center since 2010.


The Ferries (1st edition)
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The Ferries (Mini #3) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

Some roads lead to small lakes around Carcassonne. There ferries are operated, connecting some roads at times and other roads at other times. This results in new challenges for robbers.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


The Festival (1st edition)
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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2011 to mark the 10th Anniversary of Carcassonne. [7]

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


The Flier (1st edition)
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The Flier (Mini #1) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

As resourceful hobbyists, the players want to achieve the dream of flying, one of the oldest dreams of mankind, and try out their newly developed wings. Flight length and landing are somewhat unpredictable, however.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


Games Quarterly 11 (1st edition)
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The Games Quarterly #11 expansion was originally released in Games Quarterly in 2006 [8]

As advertised, the GQ11 expansion does contain “never-before seen tile configurations,” with the exception of the tile with a river and two city segments, which was previously available in The River. Most of these “new configurations” are trivial enough, such as the removal of a pennant or trade good, or a mirror-reversal of another tile. However, two of the tiles deserve more comment.

The spring tile is obviously intended as a replacement for those included in The River and The River II. One of the common criticisms of those two expansions is that they lead to larger farms, and part of the reason is the farm goes all the way around the spring, officially at least. [9] However, the spring tile included here has a road leading away from the spring, and so divides the farm. [10]

No matter how many spring tiles you have you should still only use one to form a single river. [11]

It should be noted that, officially, the FFFF tile is not a pig-herd tile (see The River II for more details). This has been confirmed by Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games, the producer of this expansion. [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] It may be possible to use the tile as if it were a pig-herd tile, but this would be a house rule, rather than an official rule.


The Goldmines (1st edition)
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Expansion symbol

Goldmines (Mini #4) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

GOLD! The excitement is great and many are coming to claim the precious metal for themselves. All accounts will be settled at the end.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


Halflings (1st edition)
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The designers of Halflings took a gamble by changing the tile shape, which departs completely from the base game concept. We are far from judging whether this experiment was a success, yet we feel obliged to make a few statements.

All through WikiCarpedia we follow the facts and official clarifications but it is nearly impossible in the case of Halflings as it is unsupported by the publisher, HiG. Due to its unique nature, it is even hard to work out a comprehensive set of rules that provides answers to all the open issues that may arise when interacting with other expansions.

In the end, please be warned that, while playing Halflings, you may come across situations that are not addressed here, not because we are not aware of those situations, but because we were not able to find answers within official clarifications. In such cases, feel justified to make house rules and have fun!

Spielbox Issue 5 2014 (Halflings I)
Punchout Halflings I
Punchout Halflings II
Halflings I symbol
Halflings II symbol

Halflings were originally released in Spielbox and by Hans im Glück in 2014

The Halflings (or “Half & Half”) mini-expansion is available in two versions. One version is available in the 5/2014 issue of Spielbox magazine (www.spielboxshop.de) and these tiles are marked with the pentagon symbol. The second version was available at the Hans im Glück online shop (www.cundco.de) and these tiles are marked with the “C” Follower symbol. Therefore, it is possible that in the examples that follow, tiles may be shown that are not a part of the “Half” set you may own.


Little Buildings (1st edition)
Spielbox Issue 5 2012
Punchout

Little Buildings (The Houses) was originally released in Spielbox in 2012

This mini-expansion has been developed primarily for the Carcassonne basic game.


Mage and Witch (1st edition)
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Expansion symbol

Mage and Witch (Mini #5) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

Magic casters visit the countryside of Carcassonne. While the Mage brings the streets and cities into bloom, the people are rather suspicious of the skills of the Witch.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


The Messages (1st edition)
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Expansion symbol

The Messages (Dispatches) (Mini #2) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


Monasteries (1st edition)
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Punchout Dutch Monasteries (999Games)
Punchout Dutch Monasteries (HiG)
Expansion symbol

Monasteries in Germany (Klöster in Deutschland) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014

Monasteries in the Netherlands & Belgium (de Kloosters) was originally released by 999 Games in 2014. Hans im Glück also released a version with some changes to the graphics and identical rules in 2016.

The two Monasteries expansions are independently packaged expansions. The rules for Monasteries in Germany and Monasteries in the Netherlands & Belgium are identical.


The Phantom (1st edition)

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2011. [17]

The Phantom is the only expansion to date that is completely edition independent, in that it can be used with both First Edition and Second Edition Carcassonne.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


The Plague (1st edition)
Spielbox Issue 6 2010
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The Plague was originally released in Spielbox in 2010.

A medieval plague doctor. Source: The Society Pages (Thanks to Whaleyland.)

This expansion reaches deep into the game. The devastating plague makes the very layout of the land important. After a seemingly harmless incubation period, one might soon come to the conclusion that it is impossible to score any points in the face of the plague. But don’t be deceived! It is possible to guide the plague in the direction of one’s opponents and—on the other side of eradicated infestation—to protect oneself and accumulate points without further hinderance.

General Concept:

Starting from six Outbreak tokens, the plague spreads throughout Carcassonne. As soon as an Outbreak tile comes into play, every player must spread the plague further in his or her turn. A follower on an affected tile is removed without scoring. However, one can attempt to take flight from the plague—on the same road, farm or even with a city. Over the subsequent course of play, the players may eradicate an Outbreak, so that the plague may no longer spread in certain regions.

Definitions:

  • A plague source tile with an active Outbreak token, and all adjacent red flea tokens, forms the region of an active plague region. An active Outbreak token without adjacent flea token also counts as an active Plague region.
  • Adjacent pink flea tiles represent a latent plague region.
  • A plague tile with a passive Outbreak token (field) is secured against the plague. It is never part of a Plague region.



La Porxada (1st edition)

La Porxada (The Columned Hall) was originally released at Jugar X Jugar in 2010 by Oriol Comas i Coma.

La Porxada is a historical edification in Granollers. It was built in the mid-16th Century by order of the town council. It is located in the historic quarter of the city, in front of the city hall. In its time it was an agricultural market and a place to trade products from the land. In the civil war it was destroyed by the Italian air force and was rebuilt afterwards.

La Porxada in Granollers. Source: Wikipedia

La Porxada is a self-proclaimed mini-mini-expansion, containing only a single tile. Its place in the Carcassonne universe is debated and disputed – some consider this a completely unofficial expansion, as it was never sanctioned by Hans im Glück. Those who argue this side note that the tiles were simply stickers placed on other tiles. However, the expansion was sanctioned by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede himself (there is even an image of a signed tile on BoardGameGeek.com), so this is more than just a fan expansion. Ultimately, La Porxada exists in semi-official limbo, and individual players must use their own judgement as to the nature of the expansion.


The Robbers (1st edition)
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The Robbers (Mini #6) was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

Bands of robbers are on the roads and claiming tolls. If followers score points, these "noble fellows" hold out their hands.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


Russian Promos (1st edition)
Expansion symbol

The Russian Promos were originally released in 2013, and extended in 2016.

The original two tiles were created by the Russian distributor of Carcassonne (Hobby World) and were given to local tournament participants (2013) and top-6 tournament finishers (2015). In 2016 two new tiles were added and it was a present for the participants of the Russian national Carcassonne league in 2016.

They are actual printed tiles (unlike the stickers on tiles used for La Porxada). However, they were not produced by HiG, and they have an extremely limited distribution. Thus, at this time they are considered a “semi-official” expansion. They will not be found in the consolidated tile reference section.


The School (1st edition)

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2011


The Tunnel (1st edition)
Spielbox Issue 6 2009
Punchout
Expansion symbol

Originally released in Spielbox in 2009. [18]


Wind Roses (1st edition)
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Spielbox Issue 5 2013
Punchout Windroses 2

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012. [19]

Re-released in Spielbox with slight modifications in 2013.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All the basic game rules still apply in addition to the expansion rules below.


Easter in Carcassonne (1st edition)
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Easter in Carcassonne was released by HiG in 2014. It was the 1st official PnP expansion.
Original design by Fritz_Spinne.


The City Gates (1st edition)
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The City Gates was released by HiG in 2015. It was the 2nd official PnP expansion.
Original design by PresetM.



Spin-offs

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Winter Edition
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A clever tile-laying game, in a winter coat, for 2 to 5 players, aged 8 and above, by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede.

The city of Carcassonne in southern France is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players take their chances with their followers in the cities, cloisters, roads, and snowy fields around Carcassonne. The development of the land is in their hands, and the skillful deployment of the followers as thieves, knights, monks, and farmers is the path to success.


Winter Edition Base Game
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Carcassonne: Winter Edition was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012.

A clever tile-laying game, in a winter coat, for 2 to 5 players, aged 8 and above, by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede.

The city of Carcassonne in southern France is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players take their chances with their followers in the cities, cloisters, farms and on the roads around Carcassonne. The development of the land is in their hands, and the skillful deployment of the followers as thieves, knights, monks and farmers is the path to success.


Winter Edition The Gingerbread Man
Punchout
Punchout (misprint)
Expansion symbol

The Gingerbread Man was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2012 and is an expansion for the Winter Base Game.

There exists two versions of the punchout. Interestingly, the misprint (tile in the upper richt corner is identic to the tile in the upper left corner) is much wider than the correct print.

Winter has broken out in Carcassonne. It's cold, but romantic, it is a time of hot drinks and sweet pastries. Life in the cities of Carcassonne is just a bit slower. But occasionally a new fellow pops up - have you already found him?


Winter Edition Die Kornkreise
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The Winter Corn Circles was originally released by Hans im Glück in 2015 and is an expansion for the Winter Base Game.

Strange Corn Circles appear in the middle of the Carcassonne countryside. Or more precisely, melted snow in strange forms, which influence the life of the followers in Carcassonne.


Gold Rush

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014, Carcassonne: Gold Rush is an exciting tile-laying game set during the gold rush of the Wild West for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up.

Gold Rush 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 standard Carcassonne game concepts, but moves it from mediaeval France to the American Wild West.

"An unknown frontier stretches out before us. Construction of the first railroad lines has begun and the tireless work of the settlers is finally paying off as they leave their tents behind to prosper in the thriving cities that you helped to build. Trading with the natives is a lucrative affair and wild horses are especially valuable. But watch out, there’s gold in them hills! Everyone’s looking to get rich quick, so get to the mountains before the others mine them dry."

WICA Notes

Two versions of the rules were published in German during 2014, as were the rules produced in English by Z-Man Games. The second German version contained a number of corrections to the first (the main one being a correction to the Tile Distribution).

Initially, 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).


Gold Rush Base Game
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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014, Carcassonne: Gold Rush is an exciting tile-laying game set during the gold rush of the Wild West for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up.

The Wild West – A land full of untamed wilderness. The construction of the first railway lines into the area brings the settlers out of their tents and into thriving mining cities. Trade with the native Indians is lucrative; especially valuable are the wild horses. But when veins of gold are discovered in the mountains, there is no stopping the mad rush for it - everyone wants to get rich overnight. But beware! Many of the gold mines may already have been picked clean by your competition, and before you know it, the gold nuggets are all gone. When you play the game, everyone has gold fever!


Gold Rush The Sheriff
The Sheriff Star symbol appears on each tile from this mini-expansion

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014 at Essen Spiel, The Sheriff is a mini-expansion for Carcassonne: Gold Rush.

The Sheriff Star symbol appears on each tile from this mini-expansion

The Sheriff (Der Sheriff in german) is a minor expansion for Carcassonne: Gold Rush, originally released by Hans im Glück in 2014 at Essen Spiel.

Gold Rush Fan Expansions
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There are several fan-maintained websites that contain fan expansions for Carcassonne and its variants and spin-offs games, including Gold Rush. The two most active are CarcassonneCentral (English speaking) and CarcassonneForum (German). There are smaller (national) sites which may also contain locally developed expansions - for example, there is a Czech site, and there has previously been one in the Netherlands, while BoardGameGeek may also contain fan expansion ideas.


Gold Rush Tile Reference

The distribution list here is organised by the topology of the edges. For example :-

  • MMMM is one on which all four sides are mountains
  • PPPP in the game distribution lists below denotes a tile on which all four edges are prairies, and
  • RRRR is one on which all four sides are railroads

The tile notation and headings are ordered alphabetically, according to the following hierarchy :-

  • Mountains (M)
  • Prairies (P)
  • Railroads (R)

Practically speaking, that means that a mountain is always placed at the top, and the rest of the tile described clockwise from that starting point. If there is more than one mountain, the first mountain - again seen clockwise - is placed at the top. If there is no mountain at all, then a prairie is placed at the top, and so on.

For example:-

This tile has an edge topology of
" Mountain, Prairie, Raiload, Prairie "
and would be listed under MPRP


Hunters and Gatherers
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Rio Grande Games Z-Man Games

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2002.

Thousands of years before the present city of Carcassonne was built, the area was already populated. The people hunted wild animals, gathered berries and caught fish for their daily survival. Even today there remains fantastic cave paintings and archaeological finds from which we understand the lives of those days.


Hunters and Gatherers Base Game
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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2002.

Thousands of years before the present city of Carcassonne was built, the area was already populated. The people hunted wild animals, gathered berries and caught fish for their daily survival. Even today there remains fantastic cave paintings and archaeological finds from which we understand the lives of those days.


Hunters and Gatherers Scout
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The Scout is originally released by Hans im Glück in 2003 (as part of King and Scout, which also featured 7 tiles for Carcassonne).


The Ark of the Covenant
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Introduction [20]

by Jonathan Warren

The Ark of the Covenant is a game that was developed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, the author of Carcassonne.

The game was published, in 2003, by Überplay Entertainment under their Inspiration Games imprint that marketed games especially for the religious market. A German edition, entitled Die Baumeister des Königs, followed in 2004, published by Diehl Medien.

The Ark of the Covenant is a stand-alone game based on the Carcassonne series, but is not compatible with Carcassonne or any of the other Carcassonne spin-off games.

As of April 2008, Überplay Entertainment has gone out of business. This has made getting hold of The Ark of the Covenant difficult.

The Ark of the Covenant is the more mature version of Carcassonne. It was released over two years after the original Carcassonne, and one year after Hunters and Gatherers was released, and as such it was able to benefit from play testing of both, the result being a more elegant gameplay. Some gamers prefer to play a game of The Ark of the Covenant rather than 'vanilla' [21] Carcassonne for this reason. It is an excellent game for those wanting to play a basic version of Carcassonne without all the expansions. Some fans have affectionately renamed it Arkcassonne or Carc of the Ark.

There have been two rule sets produced for The Ark of the Covenant (2003, 2005). The second edition sought to clarify some issues raised as a consequence of the first edition rule set. The clarifications of the second edition are provided in the annotations of this document. The differences between The Ark of the Covenant and the German release, Die Baumeister des Königs, are also shown in the annotations. The Question and Answer footnotes refer to official responses to the question posed. As The Ark of the Covenant was released first in English, it is the English version that the following sections follow.

WICA Notes

In 2008 The Ark of the Covenant CAR was written from the perspective of the First Edition, with corrections from the later edition included in footnotes. This version has been changed to include the information from the second edition in the main body of the text, with changes from the first edition referenced in the Notes.

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The Ark of the Covenant is a game that was developed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, the author of Carcassonne.

The game was published, in 2003, by Überplay Entertainment under their Inspiration Games imprint that marketed games especially for the religious market. A German edition, entitled Die Baumeister des Königs, followed in 2004, published by Diehl Medien.

The Ark of the Covenant is a stand-alone game based on the Carcassonne series, but is not compatible with Carcassonne or any of the other Carcassonne spin-off games.

As of April 2008, Überplay Entertainment has gone out of business. This has made getting hold of The Ark of the Covenant difficult.

The Ark of the Covenant is the more mature version of Carcassonne. It was released over two years after the original Carcassonne, and one year after Hunters and Gatherers was released, and as such it was able to benefit from play testing of both, the result being a more elegant gameplay. Some gamers prefer to play a game of The Ark of the Covenant rather than 'vanilla' [22] Carcassonne for this reason. It is an excellent game for those wanting to play a basic version of Carcassonne without all the expansions. Some fans have affectionately renamed it Arkcassonne or Carc of the Ark.

There have been two rule sets produced for The Ark of the Covenant (2003, 2005). The second edition sought to clarify some issues raised as a consequence of the first edition rule set. The clarifications of the second edition are provided in the annotations of this document. The differences between The Ark of the Covenant and the German release, Die Baumeister des Königs, are also shown in the annotations. The Question and Answer footnotes refer to official responses to the question posed. As The Ark of the Covenant was released first in English, it is the English version that the following sections follow.

WICA Notes

In 2008 The Ark of the Covenant CAR was written from the perspective of the First Edition, with corrections from the later edition included in footnotes. [23] This version has been changed to include the information from the second edition in the main body of the text, with changes from the first edition referenced in the Notes.

The Ark of the Covenant Base Game
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The Ark of the Covenant was originally released in 2003 [24]

Based on the 2001 Game of the Year: Carcassonne [25]

A Clever Tile-Laying Game for 2-5 Players Ages 8 and up, by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede.[26]

"Joshua has led the children of Israel into the Promised Land and you have been given the unique responsibility to help develop the area by building roads, cities, temples and raising sheep. Deploy a Prophet into the cities to preach repentance. Take on the sacred duty of moving The Ark of the Covenant around to different areas of the Land."

 Icon Open Book.png Question: Can anyone state whether the game is generic Christian, or has certain specific features that are specialised to certain segments of Christianity?

Answer: The game teaches no doctrine – it is based on an Old Testament theme, and has common Old Testament references like prophets and temples, but that’s the extent of the doctrine. It should be non-offensive for anyone, regardless of their religious beliefs.


Ark Fan Expansions

There are several fan-maintained websites that contain fan expansions for Carcassonne and its variants and spin-offs games, including The Ark of the Covenant. The two most active are CarcassonneCentral (English speaking) and CarcassonneForum (German). There are smaller (national) sites which may also contain locally developed expansions - for example, there is a Czech site, and there has previously been one in the Netherlands, while BoardGameGeek may also contain fan expansion ideas.

As the main game is no longer commercially available, and not widely played, it is likely that there will be few changes to the contents, or status, of the list of expansions in the future. To access these files and discussions you will usually have to register on the site first.

Sample tile from Jordan River 2


Ark Tile Reference

The distribution list here is organised by the topology of the edges. For example:-

  • FFFF in the game distribution lists below denotes a tile on which all four edges are fields
  • RRRR is one on which all four sides are roads, and
  • CCCC is one on which all four sides are cities

The tile notation and headings are ordered alphabetically, according to the following hierarchy:-

  • Cities (C)
  • Fields (F)
  • Roads (R)
  • Rivers (S) - think of "streams"

Practically speaking, that means that a city is always placed at the top, and the rest of the tile described clockwise from that starting point. If there is more than one city, the first city - again seen clockwise - is placed at the top. If there is no city at all, then a field is placed at the top, and so on.

For example:-

This tile has an edge topology of
" City, Field, Road, Field "
and would be listed under CFRF


  1. Icon Open Book.png Gardens do not count as monasteries in relation to their interaction with other expansions, such as Message 3 (Smallest monastery) from The Messages (Dispatches). (10/2018)
    Clarification by Christof Tisch (HiG) on BGG:

    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2060792/article/30130380#30130380

    Icon World Black.png This clarification can be generalized to other expansions providing bonus affecting monasteries (monastic buildings) but not gardens:
    • Hills & Sheep: Vineyards
    • The Wheel of Fortune: The Inquisition sector
    • Mini #2 - Messages (Dispatches): Message 3 (Smallest Monastery)
    • Markets of Leipzig: Bookbinders quarter bonus
    • The Watchtowers: bonus for monasteries (monastic buildings)
  2. Icon Open Book.png As stated in the rules of Big Box 6.
  3. Icon World Black.png The expansions included in Big Box 6 that contained garden tiles are Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, The Flier (Flying Machines), Mage and Witch and The Robbers.
  4. Icon Open Book.png As stated in the rules of Big Box 6.
  5. Icon Open Book.png Gardens do not count as monasteries in relation to their interaction with other expansions, such as Message 3 (Smallest monastery) from The Messages (Dispatches). (10/2018)
    Clarification by Christof Tisch (HiG) on BGG:

    https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2060792/article/30130380#30130380

    Icon World Black.png This clarification can be generalized to other expansions providing bonus affecting monasteries (monastic buildings) but not gardens:
    • Hills & Sheep: Vineyards
    • The Wheel of Fortune: The Inquisition sector
    • Mini #2 - Messages (Dispatches): Message 3 (Smallest Monastery)
    • Markets of Leipzig: Bookbinders quarter bonus
    • The Watchtowers: bonus for monasteries (monastic buildings)
  6. Icon World Black.png The expansions included in Big Box 6 that contained garden tiles are Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, The Flier (Flying Machines), Mage and Witch and The Robbers.
  7. Icon World Black.png This “expansion” is really a part of HiG and RGG’s Jubilee Edition of Carcassonne, which essentially consists of a deluxe version of the basic game and this mini-expansion.
  8. Icon World Black.png The original GQ11 expansion contains no rules.
  9. Icon Open Book.png See notes in The River and The River II.
  10. Icon World Black.png The road ends in what looks like an inn; however, there is no lake, so it does not fulfil the requirements of Inns and Cathedrals for scoring points.
  11. Icon Open Book.png Question: When the two River sets (The River and The River II) are combined, should we make two rivers (using the two springs) or discard one spring and one lake and make just one river? Answer: One spring and one lake are discarded.
  12. Icon Open Book.png Question: Do you have an official ruling? I understand from Hans im Glück that these are your tiles rather than theirs, so I guess you are the final arbiter! Answer: Yes, I am—and this is just a field —no special points for the pigs and cows in it—sorry.
  13. Icon House Black.png The FFFF tile with a pig herd can be counted as a pig-herd tile (i.e. providing a bonus point per city) for the purposes of scoring farms. It could be counted as such even when not playing with the pig piece (Traders and Builders).
  14. Icon World Black.png There are no official rules for using two pig-herd tiles, as there are no rules for using two copies of The River II, and the similar GQ11 tile is not officially a pig-herd tile. However, if one farm has multiple pig-herd tiles, it seems that they should not stack; in other words, the bonus should only be awarded once, in keeping with other landscape bonuses such as Inns and Cathedrals.
  15. Icon Open Book.png Question: Does the pig-herd tile still score an extra point when there is a barn on the farm (barn = 4 points, barn+pig-herd = 5 points per city)? Answer: The pig-herd tile only counts in connection with farmers, not the barn.
  16. Icon House Black.png The pig-herd tile can score an extra point per city when there is a barn on the farm.
  17. The original translation of the German for this expansion was The Entourage.
  18. Icon Double Arrow Black.png For The Tunnel we have three sets of rules to draw on: those originally published in Spielbox; a set on Hans im Glück’s website; and, based on that, an English translation on the Spielbox website. We have used those of Hans im Glück as a basis for this section, although we will point out any differences between versions as necessary.
  19. Icon World Black.png A more precise translation of the German would be The Compass Roses, as this is the English term for the symbols featured in this mini-expansion. However, Wind Roses seems more poetic, so that’s what I’m going with.
  20. This introduction and other content have been taken from The Ark of the Covenant Complete Annotated Rules (CAR) v1.2 12/2008 which was released on the Carcassonne Central website. Minor changes have been applied during conversion to this wiki version.
  21. 'Vanilla' Carcassonne is a term used by players referring to a game of Carcassonne without any of its various expansions being included.
  22. 'Vanilla' Carcassonne is a term used by players referring to a game of Carcassonne without any of its various expansions being included.
  23. Introduction and other content have been taken from The Ark of the Covenant Complete Annotated Rules (CAR) v1.2 12/2008 which was released on the Carcassonne Central website by Jonathan Warren. Minor changes have been applied during conversion to this wiki version.
  24. The first edition English rules (2003) were developed by Jeremy Young, Matt Molen and Guido Teuber. This development team were joined for the second edition release (2005) by Rick Thornquist and Greg Aleknevicus.
  25. Carcassonne by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede is published by Hans im Glück (European edition) and Rio Grande Games (American English edition) Ed: RGG was the English publisher in 2008, when the CAR was produced. Since that time the English version of Carcassonne has also been published by Z-Man Games.
  26. Icon Double Arrow Black.png The first edition read: 'A Clever Tile-Laying Game for 2-5 Players aged 10 and above'