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Editors' Review

by   / June 09, 2014

Carcassone is an engrossing puzzle game that challenges you to create ever-larger roads and castles by placing tiles randomly selected for you. You can play on your own, or you can compete against local or online opponents.

Pros

Solitaire challenge: Even if you're playing in Solitaire mode, you can still compete with your friends. When you've completed a game, just send them a challenge to beat your score directly from the app and see if they're up to the task.

Straightforward but engaging: The mechanics of this game are easy enough, but to really excel, you need to place your tiles strategically, and you also need a bit of luck. Only through playing the game multiple times can you really get a sense of how to use your tiles most efficiently, and because tiles are randomly selected each time, there is nearly endless potential for gameplay.

Cons

Response time: The game was slow to respond at times during testing. Loading of new games also took a bit longer than we would have liked. But we did not experience crashes or other major functional issues.

Bottom Line

Carcassone is a well-crafted and engaging adaptation of the popular board game of the same name. It costs $9.99, and there are options to purchase expansions in the app for an additional cost. However, anyone who loves board games or any kind of puzzle game is sure to enjoy this app, making it well worth the moderate investment.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.28

Introducing three mini expansions for your Carcassonne playing pleasure.

Fixed in 4.28:

• Improved stability.

• Added explanation for combining Inns and German Cathedrals to the manual.

Fixed in 4.26:

• Using a new technology to make local network games work again.

Fixed in 4.25:

• Scores from German Cathedrals were sometimes displayed multiple times.

Fixed in 4.23:

• Fixed a crash when chatting

• Abbot recall now works immediately (before dragon move)

• Stability improvements

Fixed in 4.22:

• Solitaire works again.

• Various scoring fixes.

Fixed in 4.21:

• Old achievements are no longer shown when starting the app.

• The Abbot could not be recalled when a player had no meeple left.

New in 4.20:

• Abbot

The Abbot is a new game piece you place on Cloisters or Gardens (a new tile feature that will magically appear on some existing tiles). You can recall the Abbot at any time during the game, scoring points without needing to finish the Cloister or Garden first.

• The Old River

This was the very first expansion evver to be published for Carcassonne. Introduced at the SPIEL 2001 toy fair in Germany, it remains a true collector's item.

• German Cathedrals

The newest mini expansion comprising six famous German cathedrals. So new it's not even available in print until mid October.

You can place a meeple on a German cathedral to score points. Roads connected to a German cathedral score bonus points.

General

Publisher TheCodingMonkeys
Publisher web site http://www.codingmonkeys.de/
Release Date September 27, 2017
Date Added September 27, 2017
Version 4.28

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Board Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone4, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Download Information

File Size 262.33MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 542
Downloads Last Week 2

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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $9.99
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