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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.

  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.