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Carcassonne
For 2-5 playersA simple, clever tile laying game that brings New challenges with every turnEasy to learn, lots of strategyA great game the whole family can enjoyA great game the whole family can enjoy
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15 Reddit comments about Carcassonne:

u/GallonOfLube · 26 pointsr/AskReddit

I own all of these (plus quite a few more), and enjoy playing them regularly. Prices are approximately accurate at places like Target, walmart, Amazon, etc. Most games below can be played by up to 4-6 players (some more), but all support a minimum of two. (An important distinction, as many games require 3 or more players.)

$5-10:

  • Scrabble/Monopoly are fun if you're both into the classics. For some reason, these are both almost $20 on Amazon, but I've seen them for under/around $10 each at Target/Walmart.
  • Scrabble Slam (card game) - sets Scrabble on it's ear and adds some adrenaline.
  • A copy of Hoyle's Rules of Games and a deck of cards.
  • Uno - One of my favorites - An absolute staple, and works with as many people as you want, though you might want to add a second deck for more than 4-5.
  • Phase 10 - kind of like a cross between Uno and Rummy.

    $10-20:

    Here, we start getting into some really interesting ones...

  • Munchkin - One of my favorites - Like pen & paper RPGs? This makes fun of them ALL in a way only a true gamer would get. Plenty of expansions if you get bored.
  • Guillotine - You're each executioners during the French Revolution, trying to collect the most prestigious heads.
  • Gloom - You're each one of up to four tragedy-ridden families. Play misery-inducing cards on your family to make them as unhappy as possible before you shove them off into the hereafter, and play happy puppies and fluffy bunnies on your opponent to do the opposite.
  • Fluxx - The rules are the cards you play. Start with 3 cards, then draw 1 and play 1 each turn. Oh, but now it's draw 3 and play 1, so you'll need to draw 2 more to catch up. Now it's draw 3 and play 5, so play 4 to catch up, except that someone played inflation, so it's draw 4 and play 6... etc.
  • Citadels Out of the hundreds of games I've played over the years, this is the only one I've seen that claims to have "intrigue"... and really does. Play the role of various nobles, each with different abilities, to gain gold, build cities, and steal from/assassinate your opponents to prevent them from doing the same. The catch? You each play different roles each turn, and the roles are chosen part randomly, and part secretly, so that no one knows who is who until it's too late.

    $20-30

  • Carcassone - One of my favorites - Lay down tiles to build cities, roads and farmland, and place your followers to claim them for points. Just because you lay something down doesn't mean someone else won't claim it instead, and claiming it doesn't ensure that you keep it. Lots of strategy involved, and plenty of expansions if you want to change gameplay. Good for up to 5 players, or more with expansions. Has some similarities with Settlers of Catan, to be mentioned shortly.
  • Chez Geek, House Party Edition - You're all college kids in a dorm, trying to get the most slack points with fun/cool things to do, while reducing slack points in your opponents with annoying cards like car alarms (no sleep), the drunk friend (drinks all your slack-gaining booze), etc. The basic game is under $20, but it's worth it to buy the House Party Edition for $25, as it includes some expansions and extras.
  • Illuminati - I haven't played this yet, but from what I've read, it's a blast. By Steve Jackson Games, the makers of Munchkin.
  • Kill Dr. Lucky - Here's a quote from the rules: "You have hated Dr. Lucky for as long as you can remember, and you've been secretly awaiting this perfect chance to do the old man in. Maybe he destroyed your dry cleaning business; maybe you think he's the leader of the vampires. Perhaps he's the only person standing between you and the family fortune. Or maybe his cat just keeps peeing in your shrubs. Whatever your reason, its good enough to push you over the edge, and now you absolutely can't wait to take the lying old bastard down!"


    $30-50
    A bit pricier here, but some very interesting gameplay is to be found.

  • Settlers of Catan - One of my favorites - no game shelf is complete without it - Build roads and settlements using the tradable resources provided by the areas around your settlements, and the roll of the dice. Note: This is not a two player game. I made an exception here because it rocks, but unfortunately you'll need a third wheel to play.
  • Dominion - One of my favorites - I grew up with Magic: The Gathering, but disliked always having to buy new cards to be competitive. Gameplay is somewhat similar to Magic, though instead of plinking away at your opponent's health, you are gaining victory points. Also, Dominion includes all of the cards you will need for up to 4 players, and you "build" your deck (similar to Magic), by buying new cards every turn.
  • Ticket to Ride - Build your train routes across the US (or Europe, if you get that edition) without revealing your destination, because your opponents might cut you off!
  • Small World - Kind of like a cross between Risk and... something else. Control territory to gain gold, using various races with special abilities. Send your races into decline (continuing to own the territory until it is taken), while expanding out with your new race. Knowing when to send a race into decline makes all the difference.
  • Red November - You're a bunch of drunken gnomes on a doomed submarine. Put out the fire by shunting the flooded compartment to the burning one, but now there are two flooded compartments and you have to pump them out while the engine has a problem and oh my god it's the kraken. INSANE gameplay, but can be stressful. This has skyrocketed in price (from $30 to $50), probably because they're about to release a revised edition, so the old one is out of print. You might want to wait a month for the new version to come out before you buy this.
u/groundshop · 6 pointsr/lanparty

The lans I go to are too small to really bear much advice to you on the questions you listed.

Where I can provide some insight is in the types of table top games you should consider. Lots of folks (in the lan community) have been exposed to traditional pen/paper stuff like DnD. If you're looking to spice things up a bit, consider trying out some of the modern board games that are out. I'm sure some of your attendees will have already been exposed to these, but for the rest that haven't, they'll probably strike at least an interest or a few questions. BoardGameGeek has a list of the top board games out right now, some of which you might not have heard of. Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Race for the Galaxy, Carcassonne are some of the most popular. They're flashy, they're interesting, and they're usually under an hour (if not usually under 45 min) to play. They're an up and coming type of gaming that's spreading fast among the table-top/CCG/comics folks.

Edit: In retrospect, I kinda seem like a fanboy for this post, but holy shit they're really awesome games.

u/keladry12 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello hello!
:)
I'm moving to a new town and starting school with new people. I'm nervous about making friends, so I need an activity to make people love me! I love board games, so I would prefer [this] (http://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-7026ZMG-Agricola/dp/B001C7617Q/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=NO029QAH2C2U&coliid=I12LBVWNDAPXTK) or [this] (http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG170-Carcassonne/dp/B00005UNAX/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=NO029QAH2C2U&coliid=I3TM84DRF8YQ7P).

2. To help me with friends, you could get me this [expansion] (http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Half-Horse-Will-Travel/dp/B006ZM2PXC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=NO029QAH2C2U&coliid=I1NEPN0SF59GYC) instead!

AND, you guys look LOVELY today. (Not that you don't usually look lovely! Just especially today! :D ) Also, thanks for doing this contest! I'm glad we redditers get to have pretend Fairy Godmothers!

u/hcker2000 · 2 pointsr/webdev

It wasn't catered. A couple people each Friday got some cash from our CEO and got all the stuff we needed just before lunch. Then a couple people would typically volunteer to do the cooking if they knew how.

We had a big break room where every one would eat together and hang out or if it was nice out we would all eat outside.

It was made clear that it was ok to not be working during these times. It wasnt manditory that we stuck around to eat but when people know that every one is ok with them not working then they usually stick around.

Another thing that really worked was games at lunch. We used to play magic the gathering almost every day during our lunch break. We would also play Carcassonne.

This all went hand in hand with making sure estimates on projects were wide enough. More often than not we delivered early and very seldom had days where working threw lunch or over time was needed.

u/gambola · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ah, what an amazing contest! I'm literally sitting watching the last couple of episodes of season 3 now. My boyfriend pestered me for aaaaaaages to start watching it, and I've really enjoyed it. Now I'm all caught up we can watch it together. It was strange at first watching Andrew Lincoln being American but I think he does a great job :) If you're a fan of his, you should check out Teachers, one of the shows he became well known for (after This Life). I think it's on Netflix :)

Board game wise, we love a bit of Carcasonne - he gets annoyed because I beat him a lot, ha. But for an evening of entertainment, we really love playing the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia game, which I bought him for Christmas.

I'd love love love to gift this to my boyfriend - he's working very hard to pass some exams right now so it'd be a lovely surprise for him. You can come and play it with us! :D

u/chrisma08 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

If they're not too much to carry, you might enjoy the board/tile games Carcasonne and/or Settlers of Catan

Speed Scrabble is pretty portable (this is marketed now as the game Banangrams), since you just need the tiles.

It's a convenient way to invite strangers to be social with you, too, on those long rides.

u/godzillaguy9870 · 2 pointsr/Christianity

I have never found anyone that didn't like Settlers of Catan. It takes more thinking than your basic Monopoly or Clue game, but is by no means dry or full of intense strategising. It's ultra fun. Carcassone and Munchkin as well. Yes, they look nerdy, but I have many friends from various walks of life (from the jock to the hipster to the nerd) and they all love these games.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/truegaming

I saw your game before on /r/games,
however I'm wondering if I can suggest somethings.

(Ignore bellow if it's a no)

All variations of poker, like poker is insanely fun and please have some chips we can gamble.

Carcassone, its a german game but insanely fun. [Link]
(http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG170-Carcassonne/dp/B00005UNAX)

Also risk, another insanely awesome game. One thing though please make it auto role for the combat. Link

Finally monopoly.

Sorry again if its a no, and I know it would be really hard to get any of them licensed. However I will say those are some of the most awesome games I know. Sadly they require special pieces so it wouldn't work in custom.

All in all, Great job on it. Looks really fun.

u/Vivere_Est_Cogitare · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Carcassonne (the board game)

u/bethune_bryant · 1 pointr/tabletop

My girlfriend and I play all of the following games together on a regular basis, and we enjoy all of them. I enjoy watching TableTop, and that is where I found most of these:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C

Carcassonne is a multilayer Strategic Tile Laying game that is really good for 2 people: http://amzn.com/B00005UNAX

Ticket to Ride is an awesome multilayer game that works for 2 players: http://amzn.com/0975277324

Formula D is a really fun tabletop racing simulator that also works pretty well for 2 people: http://amzn.com/2914849648

Stratego works well if you want a chess like game that's a fairly different than chess: http://amzn.com/B0045OV9IO

u/Unknown_Pleasures · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Carcassonne. It's simple but fun and doesn't take a long time to play one game.

http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG170-Carcassonne/dp/B00005UNAX/

u/MisterWanderer · 1 pointr/boardgames

http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG170-Carcassonne/dp/B00005UNAX

30 base price. 20 with amazon discount.

2 players -> 20
3 players -> 30
4 players -> 40
5 players -> 50
6 players -> 60

granted you are spreading the cost around but I don't see how you can say this is cheaper unless you are ignoring the total cost for you and all your friends and focusing only on your own costs. If so then sure you can pretend it is cheaper but it simply isn't. 5 dollars is much more reasonable IMHO.