***Note: To play Inns and Cathedrals you need Carcassonne.
This expansion offers all fans of Carcassonne new challenges: The Cathedral triples the value of a city, and the Inn doubles the value of a road - but only when they are completed.
Players may use the new large follower to double their chances of controlling a city, road, or field.
Also included is all necessary material to allow a sixth player to join in the fun.
Finally, there are 6 point tiles to make scoring easier when players score more than 50 points.
"Inns & Cathedrals" is widely acknowledged as the best first step in expanding the original Carcassonne game. Not only are there useful bits like a sixth set of meeples and scoring tiles, but the new elements merge seamlessly into the classic design. Everything here also works nicely with subsequent expansions, so if you are looking to widen your Carcassonne universe, you should definitely start with this one!
Posted by: Knave (12 reviews)
Date: 2008/10/17 Time: 8:41pm
This expansion is *REQUIRED* if you plan on getting the original carcassone, since it mitigates some of the extreme balance issues present in the original game (eg. no risk in taking a road/city since it scores full points, this expansion brings some risk of noncompletion in return for the reward of more points).
#1 con: The "big follower" is hard to tell apart sometimes.. should have made him a different shape, given him a club, something!