A clever tile-laying game. The southern French city of Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious.Large Expansions: Inns & Cathedrals (2002) Traders & Builders (2003) The Princess & the Dragon (2005) The Tower (2006) Abbey & Mayor (2007) Count, King, and Cult (2008, HiG only. Repackaged as full expansion.) The Catapult (2008) Das Schicksalsrad (2009, can replace base game) Small Expansions: The River (2001, now included in Rio Grande Base Game) King & Scout (2003) The Cathars (2004, Spielbox only) The Count of Carcassonne (2004) The River II (2005) Games Quarterly Expansion 'GQ11' (2006, Games Quarterly only) The Cult (2008, Spielbox only) Cult, Siege and Creativity (2008, Rio Grande only, includes The Cult and a Cathars remake) Repackaged Expansions: Kreivi ja Kuningas (2006, Lautapelit.fi only) Part of the Carcassonne series.