Carcassonne in review – more confusing to spell than play

I used to play a game on the PocketPC called Cities, which I took to be a stripped down version of Carcassonne, especially since the tiles were taken directly from the Carcassonne tile library.  While Cities would actually make a good mini-game for Carcassonne, Carcassonne has so much more to offer.  I never would have guessed that a tile based city building board game could be so strategic, but even the solitaire mode pretty much gets the best of me.  It’s especially compelling because there is no combat involved, which is unusual for what amounts to a turn-based strategy game.  The slow pace might be a bit daunting for some, but slow pace is right up my alley these days. Continue reading…