Carcassonne is a popular tile-based board game and was adapted into a thrilling Android strategy game. Enjoyable for seasoned players and newcomers alike, Carcassonne lets players play against AI opponents or challenge up to five players in an multiplayer match, either online or locally. The basic app is available for purchase for $4.99, and expansion packs are also available to increase the experience of this turn-based game.
A recipient of several Game of the Year awards, Carcassonne lets players create their own landscape with tiles. The game provides players with the features they need to populate the terrain, including roads, cloisters, cities, and fields. Each tile depicts one of these features and the player's collection of tiles makes up their land. Each player receives their tiles by random draw, and then are awarded points by placing a follower (knights, monks, thieves, or farmers), also known as “Meeples” on an element of the tiles played thus far. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Carcassonne's popularity is largely due to the game's randomization which makes the gameplay an ever-changing experience.
To increase your fun, the app version of Carcassonne lets you add to the gameplay with the available expansion packs Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, Crop Circles, and The Festival. With these add-ons, players get an edge over on others in their multiplayer group. Leaderboards let you display your highest scores and each player has an avatar or personal photo to mark their identity during game sessions. The graphic experience of Carcassonne must be noted, as the developers took care to mimic the board game, and have designed the interface to feature wooden tones. Whether you play with friends or with the AI opponents, each of which has their own strategy, you'll have a great time.