Carcassonne has won several awards, including the prestigious Spiel des Jahres.
Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name,Carcassonneis a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries, and fields; each new tile placed creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers. Players score points by having followers on features as they're completed. The player who makes the most strategic placements of tiles and followers will score the most points and win the game.