|Pros of the Game Carcassonne||Cons of the Game Carcassonne |
|The game board is always changing||Sometimes point values are a little heavy|
|It is an easy game to play||Monasteries and gardens are too powerful|
|So many different strategies ||There are too many Meoples|
|It is a fairly fast pace game ||Can become boring after playing it a few times|
|It is a good mix of easy and complicated ||Too much luck involved |
Board games are our favorite things to do together as a family and a couple. Nothing beats a night of heavy competition, snacks, laughing, music, and memories. Ever since I was little, I remember hurrying to get my homework done so that my parents and siblings could play Rook. The love of games will instilled in me.
For my birthday this year, I was super stoked when my parents sent me the game Carcassonne! After playing it multiple times, my husband and I have talked about the things we love about Carcassonne and a few of the rules we would change. Here are our thoughts.
Pros of the Game Carcassonne
- You will never have the same game board. Like a few of the well-known games in Carcassonne, you get the satisfaction of building your game board.
- It is an easy game to play. This doesn't mean that there isn't a strategy! The game is just fast to explain and start.
- You have multiple ways to focus your attention as part of a strategy. Do you want to build super-long roads? How about a beautiful city? Or do you want to make all of the other players hate you?
- The game seems like it moves along fairly quickly. Even though the game may take 30 minutes or more, it feels like you are never waiting for your next turn.
- It has a good mix of easy and complex. Are you a big gamer? Or do you like chill games? I think both groups can play this game together and enjoy it!
Cons of the Game Carcassonne
- Sometimes point values seem a little heavy. For example, the city values are way more than the roads. This can make you feel like building roads is a waste of time when they take the same amount of time.
- If one person gets all of the monasteries and gardens: the game feels off balance. When this happens, it can be frustrating if you are the better at strategy then the other player. Haha, it might be just me. I am super competitive!
- There are a few too many Meoples (game board people). If there were fewer Meoples then, the game wouldn't be as easy.
- There isn't a ton of functional variation. There isn't any way to change up the game besides the board itself. This made the game boring after a few times of playing it.
- There is too much luck in drawing the tiles to lay down. It would be nice to have a few tiles out in front for you to choose from and replace.
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Written By: Sarah