I love the Carcassonne board game, so I was really excited to discover that there is an official Carcassonne game app.
Take turns playing the top card on the deck to create cities and roads in the south of France. The first half of your turn is when you place the next card from the deck and the second half of your turn you place a meeple for points. In the physical board game, a meeple is a little wooden game piece that looks like a person, in the Carcassonne app it is an illustrated version. The tutorial and rules that come with the app do a great job explaining the game if you’ve never played before.
I play against my husband using the local mode (bluetooth). We have the game on our iPad and also on our iPhone under the same iTunes account so we only had to pay for it once. The second time we played I think the game had a hard time finding the other device because we both were logged in to Game Center as the same user. We created a second Game Center user and we were able to connect fine after that.
The Carcassone App also has a solitaire version of the game that is a bit different from the multi-player game. You start with a budget of 1000 points and the goal of the game is to build a settlement by building at least six roads and six cities starting with a two tile road and a two tile city. Once that is accomplished you build a three tiled road and so on up to six. The catch to this, every time you place a tile it costs you and your budget is reduced. The cost to place a tile is the width of the entire settlement (total number of tiles wide) plus the height. If you happen to place a tile outside of the designated area you are charged height + width + 1. So you want to build as compactly as possible.
I really really enjoy both the multi-player and solitaire versions of Carccassone. The graphics are beautiful and the gameplay is identical to the board game, and what’s even better is the scoring is done for you.
What I really want to know, is why is it half the price for Android?