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Carcassonne rules

Carcassonne Editions
  C1, the 1st edition (2000-2016)

The original edition with graphics by Doris Matthäus
  C2, the 2nd edition (2014-2022)

The new edition with graphics by Anna Pätzke
  C3, the 3rd edition (2020-)

The updated new edition featuring clipped city buildings at the edges and more detailed graphics by Marcel Gröber
  If your tiles have none of previous designs, you have one of Carcassonne Spin-off. Choose your game in Spin-offs section

Base game set

Edition C1 C2 C3
  Base Game C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
The Farmers C2 & C3 rules
  The Abbot C2 & C3 rules
  River C1 rules C2 & C3 rules

Major Expansions

Edition C1 C2 C3
  Exp. 1 - Inns & Cathedrals C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
  Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
  Exp. 3 - The Princess & the Dragon C1 rules C2 rules
  Exp. 4 - The Tower C1 rules C2 rules
  Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor C1 rules C2 rules
  Exp. 6 - Count, King & Robber C1 rules C2 rules
  Exp. 7 - The Catapult [1] C1 rules
  Exp. 8 - Bridges, Castles & Bazaars C1 rules C2 rules
  Exp. 9 - Hills & Sheep C1 rules C2 rules
  Exp. 10 - Under the Big Top C2 rules
  Exp. 11 - Ghosts, Castles & Cemeteries C3 rules
  The Wheel of Fortune C1 rules

Minor Expansions

Edition C1 C2 C3
Mini expansions
 Mini #1 - The Flying Machines C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Mini #2 - The Messengers C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Mini #3 - The Ferries C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Mini #4 - The Goldmines C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Mini #5 - Mage & Witch C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Mini #6 - The Robbers C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Mini #7 - The Crop Circles C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Other expansions (alphabetical order)
 20th Anniversary Expansion C3 rules
 20th Anniversary River C3 rules
 Barber-Surgeons, The C2 rules
 Bets, The C3 rules
 Besiegers, The C1 rules
 Castles in Germany C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Cathars, The C1 rules
 German Cathedrals C1 rules C2 rules
 Darmstadt Promo C1 rules
 Festival, The C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
 Fruit-Bearing Trees, The C2 rules
 Games Quarterly #11 C1 rules
 Gifts, The C3 rules
 Halflings C1 rules C2 rules
 Japanese Buildings C2 rules
 Labyrinth, The C1 & C2 rules
 Little Buildings C1 rules
 Markets of Leipzig, The C2 rules
 Monasteries in Germany C1 rules C2 rules
 Monasteries in the Netherlands & Belgium C1 rules
 Peasant Revolts, The C3 rules
 Phantom, The C1 rules
 Plague, The C1 rules
 Russian Promos C1 rules
 School, The C1 rules
 Siege C1 rules
 Signposts, The C3 rules
 Spiel Doch! Promo 2/2018 C2 rules
 Spiel Promos C2 rules
 Tollkeepers, The C2 rules
 Tunnel, The C1 rules
 Ukraine Promo C3 rules
 Watchtowers, The C2 rules
 Wind Roses C1 rules

Cut & Play / Print & Play Expansions

Edition C1 C2 C3
Cut & Play expansions
 CutCassonne C2 rules
Print & Play expansions
 Christmas Present C1 rules
 Easter in Carcassonne C1 rules
 City Gates, The C1 rules
 Fortune Teller C1 & C2 rules
 Land Surveyors, The (Simulator) C2 rules

Notorious Fan-Expansions

Edition C1 C2 C3
 Porxada, La C1 rules
 Wells, The C1 rules

Other fan expansions

Variants

Edition C1 C2 C3
 Carcassonne Maps C2 rules
 Saint Nicholas Scoring Board C2 rules
 Solo Variant C2 rules

Tools

Edition C1 C2 C3
Land Surveyors Simulator C2 rules

Reference Guides

Edition C1 C2 C3
Game Reference C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Order of Play C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Scoring During Turn Sequence -- Full detail C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Scoring During the Game -- Summary C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Scoring After the Game C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Game Figures C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Tile Reference C1 rules C2 & C3 rules
Summary of Rule Sets and Changes C1 & C2 & C3 rules
Mega-Carcassonne C1 & C2 & C3 rules
Visual Timeline C1 C2 & C3

Other rules

Spin-offs

Spin-offs
    Winter Edition   South Seas
  Gold Rush   Amazonas
    Hunters and Gatherers   Star Wars
    The Castle   The Ark of the Covenant
  The City   The Discovery
  New World     My First Carcassonne
  Cardcassonne   The Dice Game
  Over Hill and Dale   Safari
  Mists over Carcassonne    


Others

Other games
  Meeple Stacking    

Additional info

Footnotes

For Icons explanation and licensing please visit Icons page.


  1. Exp. 7 - The Catapult was only released in the first edition. The original publisher HiG has no plans to release it in newer editions. (10/2022)