Quiz: Do you have what it takes to conquer Carcassonne?
A board game that's bursting with strategy, cunning and the ever-elusive meeple, Carcassonne is a highly addictive gateway game. Test your knowledge (or learn some tips) by taking the Carcassonne quiz.
Where did Carcassonne get its hard-to-pronounce name from?
a French city
Lord Carcassonne, a medieval ruler who invented board games
Johnny Carcassonne, the designer of the game
What's the overall objective of Carcassonne?
to build the most objectively beautiful city
The person with the most points at the end wins.
The person with the most meeples wins.
What in the world is a meeple?
When you complete a city, you yell "MEEPLE" really loud to signal your victory.
a general term for a gamer
a little wooden man figure
When was Carcassonne invented?
Only recently regaining popularity, a board game that resembled Carcassonne existed in the Middle Ages.
Carcassonne is the oldest existing game, with no estimation of when it first appeared.
in the year 2000
What is Carcassonne's (the game) country of origin?
the United States
What is NOT characteristic of German-style board games?
employing strategy to win
keeping all players in the game up to the very end
How many German board game titles are produced annually?
How many Carcassonne games were sold in the United Kingdom in 2008?
What's something that studies have NOT found board games useful for?
passing on cultural traditions
mirroring the values of a particular culture
creating lifelong friendships
What makes up a turn in Carcassonne?
roll the dice and move your meeple
pick a tile and decide whether you want it or whether you want to steal someone else's
pick a tile, lay it down and strategize whether a follower is needed
What makes a road complete in the game?
it ends at a city or cloister
it ends at an intersection or closes a loop on itself
Either of the above.
When does a city earn you points?
when it's a complete city
when it's an incomplete city
Both of the above.
What feature is ONLY scored when the last tile is laid?
Your cloister needs to be completed! How are you going to do that?
put a meeple on it
Cloisters can't be completed until the end of the game.
surround the cloister with eight tiles
Which two factors must you keep in mind during a game of Carcassonne?
speed and accuracy
manipulation and deceit
end game points and points accumulated as the game progresses
What features, left incomplete, earn you points at the end of the game?
cloisters and farms
cities and farms
cloisters, roads and cities
You're a Carcassonne genius and master. Where are you going to show your mettle?
on the playground with your 15-year-old friends
the Carcassonne World Championships in Germany
There is no international tournament for Carcassonne prodigies.
So you've conquered basic Carcassonne. What's next?
buy an expansion pack, go online or purchase the Carcassonne video game
Too bad -- the original Carcassonne board game is the end of the meeple-less road.
write to the designer of Carcassonne, and he'll send you a new game
Is an expansion just a stand-alone game to Carcassonne?
"Expansion" is just a sneaky way of saying the game is an unauthorized and generic version of Carcassonne.