The City

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Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2004, Carcassonne: The City is an exciting tile-laying game for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.

The City is based on Carcassonne, 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. Players create the old town by laying tiles. As the town grows, the walls are built around it, starting from a single wooden gate. The wall is created from wooden pieces forming a 3d version of the medieval town at the end of the game. Each player also receives several cylindrical wooden towers (how many depends on the number of players), giving the town walls added impact.

"The impressive city of Carcassonne was a magnet for tourists from all lands even in the Middle Ages. Its large markets, grandiose homes, and busy streets made the whole city a popular attraction. Here is your chance to build the city of Carcassonne! Players build walls and towers, found markets, and place followers in the normal way."

WICA Notes

The following are based on the Rio Grande Games version of the rules. Additional comments and clarifications have come from various Carcassonne discussion forums (BGG, CarcC and CarcF).


Fan Expansions

  • There are no known Fan Expansions for The City.
  • 50/100 Scoring Tiles are available to download from CarcassonneCentral


If you prefer to draw tiles from a bag, this custom design is available from Artscow:



Artist: Oliver Freudenreich, Marco Primo


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