By Lisa - Homeschooling Mom
Carcassonne is a very popular ” German” style board game.
I haven’t played Carcassonne in a while which is a shame- it is one of my favourites. With the cooler weather lout come the board games. I instigated a board Game night at my house last night with family and friends and pulled this one out. It was fun to see new people embrace this one.
I was shocked at how rust I was at some of the rules and game play. Today i revisited site where you can plat Carcassonne online (as well as other like Settlers of Catan) and the preferred way to play is using the Trader and Builder expansion pack. I totally forgot how to play! Thank goodness I was only playing bots as i was embarrassingly bad- d and doing odd things like laying down a Meeple on a road and missing so it became a farmer.
( Note: My girl friend declared me geek-iest woman alive when I told her the wooden play piece are called meeples. She did not believe that this s is a WELL known fact and she should be embarrassed for NOT knowing!)
At any rate- I went to play Carcassonne online and was stumped by rules for Builders and Traders and had to search a while.
In my search I found a site that list rules and game play for most German style board games and their expansions as well as some others. ( surprisingly no rules for Settlers of Catan) but they did have GO and about 350 other games.
The site also lets you play online on their server here
The site is: http://www.brettspielwelt.info/rules/
I have tried to play Carcassonne online with their gaming portal but admit it is not that straightforward.
Lot of java windows opening. stuff crashing and huge resource drain on my PC.