Just like regular Carcassonne, we are still building roads and walls, except this time within a castle parameter, along with markets, rooftops and wells. One fact that most people know about Carcassonne is that it has a large plethora of expansions, but The Castle is no expansion. This is a stand-alone version with similar Carcassonne mechanics, but specifically adapted for two players. You and your opponent will make your way around the castle wall, which also happens to be the scoring tracker. Along your way you can also collect items off the wall which can aid you as the game progresses. This is certainly one thing that I really like about The Castle version compared to the base game. As you continue to increase your movement along the scoring wall and building the castle, whenever the last tile is drawn, players will count out their scores and whoever has progressed the furthest after all scoring is accounted for, is the winner.
Carcassonne: The Castle
Overall Meeple Rating: 6.5/10
1) Tile Placement
2) Area Control
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