Carcassone is one of a type! It’s the perfect game for the whole family. It’s a bit challenging for the newcomers, but don’t worry, it has a superb Tutorial which you can decide to read or listen to. For the people that know the rules of this classic game, it’ll be no problem playing the game. The main aim of the classic game is to expand the “board” by appropriately placing tiles next to each other. The game also allows the player to place Farmers, Thief’s, & Knights in order to collect as many points as possible. You will be able to play with up to 5 players in the “Normal Game” mode, under “Local”. Carcassonne also allows you to play Online against anyone in the world via WI-FI or Local Multiplayer via WI-FI & Bluetooth. While playing Online Multiplayer, it’s only possible to play with 1 other person (2 in Total), but in Local Multiplayer you can choose to play with up to 4 other people (Computer or Human). A new feature added into Carcassone is called the “Solitaire” mode. This mode allows the player to complete a certain challenge with limited amount of Carcassone cards. For every card you place next to another, you will lose a certain number of points. The Points start at 1000 & will decrease every time you place a card until you completed the challenge. The aim of this mode is to finish the challenge with the highest possible points. Carcassone also features a High-Score Leaderboard. The High-Scores consist of the Solitaire mode, Local Multiplayer mode, & Internet mode, although I haven’t quite figured out what Internet mode is supposed to display. Unfortunately Online Leader boards haven’t been added into the game yet, but will soon. The downsides of Carcassone are that the turn timer while playing online takes to long, & that Multiplayer High-Scores haven’t been added into the High-Scores section yet. One more thing I like about this application is that it’s possible to play more than 1 game at a time. It’s extremely simple to play at least 5 games simultaneously, but the Pop-Ups telling you that it’s you’re turn in your other games do get quite annoying! Here are a list of other features Carcassonne has:
• Official Carcassonne game with original artwork
• 8 different AI players
• Internet multiplayer with Push Notifications
• Local network play with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
• Unique Solitaire mode
• Available in English and German
• Online and offline ranking
• Comprehensive in-game manual
• Tutorials with voice acting
• Compete for the best score in Solitaire Game of the Week
• Chat function for Internet and local network games
• Invite friends to play in-game or via email
I’ll leave it at that.
Carcassonne is definitely a great game, which could do with a few more updates, but other than that, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys puzzle games & doesn’t mind giving up a bit of time. I admit that it’s price ($4.99) is a bit too much for the game at the moment, but when the developers updates that game, Carcassonne will definitely be worth your money!