App description: Famous boardgame and great iOS experience, with expansions as in-app purchases.
"iPhone Game of the Year", iTunes Rewind Germany.
"The single best board game experience in the App Store", gamezebo
"Carcassonne does just about everything right on the iPhone", ars technica
"It is quite simply one of the most polished games on the platform",
"There's nothing like a sneaky farmer to push you across the winning line", Edge Magazine
"Beautiful and intuitive", joystiq
"Carcassonne is as good as it gets", EGM
"Of all the tabletop games I have played on my iPad while pooping, nothing has as much time invested in it as Carcassonne", Wil Wheaton

Play the original award winning board game Carcassonne with friends, family, or other board game enthusiasts - online or offline.

Build a medieval landscape, tile by tile, claim landmarks with your followers and score points. As a winner of the prestigious "Spiel des Jahres" award in 2001, the game allows for a plethora of play styles and strategies. If you like social gaming or board games you will love Carcassonne!


Official Carcassonne game with original artwork
Universal App - Buy once, play on iPad and iPhone
Expansions available via In-App-Purchase
"The River" adds a new strategic element to the game play
"Inns and Cathedrals" adds a double follower and tiles to upvalue cities and roads.
"Traders & Builders" with trade-goods, pigs and builders.
"Princess & Dragon" with dragon, princess, fairy and magic portals.
"Phantom" adds the phantom, a game piece you can place in addition to other followers.
"Winter" with a new theme, tiles, and the Gingerbread Man.
"Double Base Tile Set" adds the possibility to play with twice the amount of base game (or winter) cards.
Easy mode that does not count Fields, ideal for Kids
9 different AI players: (Hans, Count, Countess, Maid, Servant, Juggler, Fortune Teller, Witch and Warlock)
Play with up to five players passing one device around
Unique Solitaire mode
Local network play
Internet multiplayer with Push Notifications
Online and offline ranking
Game Center Achievements
Comprehensive in-game manual
Tutorials with voice acting
Compete for the best score in Solitaire Game of the Week
Chat function for Internet and local network games
Play with Game Center friends


How do I redownload my Expansions?

You can restore your purchases free of charge in the app's purchases menu. (The treasure chest in the main menu.)

Help! Im trapped in a menu screen!
Try opening in your iPads or iPhones Safari.

What about more Expansions?

We are continuing to work on further expansions. Please don't hesitate to tell us which one you'd like to see next!

Can I play asynchronously?

Yes. In "Play with Friends" you can leave the app and will be notified when it's your turn again. No pressure though, unlike "Quick Play" there are no time limits.

Can I play against my familiy or friends by passing the device around?

Yes, of course. Up to five players can play on the same device.

Do I need to buy the expansions to participate in a game with expansions?

If you are playing local network multiplayer you can share an expansion with your opponents. To play online multiplayer, you need to buy the expansion to play with it.

Can I play with expansions in quick play?

Yes. However currently we limit the combinations of the expansions in quick play to avoid fragmentation of the player base and longer waiting times for games. We try to give three or four useful combinations for quick play. There is also the "Automatic" category that tries to match you up with anyone who wants to play right now.
12-19-2012, 03:26 AM
I'm always up for some carcassonne, if anyone wants an opponent in any of the addons add ollonmcgee

Finally a new expansion btw.
12-26-2012, 05:26 PM
i'm looking for people for asynchronous play - add blutrane


12-26-2012, 06:32 PM
Looking for players too! Please add me at darthpotato! Thanks!
12-26-2012, 06:35 PM
board games are great as punishment for bad children
07-13-2013, 04:00 PM
Hi folks, not so much fashionably late, but turning up when the music's stopped, the alcohol has ended, and I'm stepping over slumped bodies.

GC is: [riotgirl] for async multiplayer for the base game (need to get a feel for the game before I purchase the expansions).
07-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Played 14 games with the AI (Hans, Maid, Servant and Fortune Teller) and my ELO score is 1076. I've improved in my last few games (tile luck more than anything), and I'm slowly starting to see the strategy. My newbie mistakes:
  1. Farmers too early
  2. Cities not compact enough
  3. Fail to piggy-back on the work of others
  4. Need to memorise tiles

I've played my first quick game, which I lost 130-70 (thank you to Stephen Morley).

I can confirm the sheer amount of polish that Coding Monkeys have put into this App. The UI is a joy to use. The bucolic music is perfect for the game. Throw in a multitude of different playing options from solitaire, single player against multiple AIs (all with different personalities), pass and play with a friend, quick play (real-time against a random opponent), and last but not least async multiplayer with GC buddies.

If I am honest, I prefer Tigris & Euphrates (which I equally suck). As an overall product, the iOS implementation of Carcassonne is the definitive board-game port against which all other ports will be judged.
07-14-2013, 11:52 AM
No need to memorize tiles. Tap the bottom right icon that looks like a stack of tiles to see all the game tiles and home many are left in the bag!

Farmers are more about opportunity than timing. If you can place one to score on multiple cities, do it. Your opponent will be forced to focus on taking that farm away from you. Just remember that you can't get farmers back so every time you place one you need to be scoring. If that happens early on, so be it, but it does mean your opponent(s) have more chances at tiles to block you. When I first started I attempted to grab huge farms but they rarely ended up giving me points worth the trouble.
07-15-2013, 10:57 AM
I plan to memorise tiles because the ability to see remaining tiles is an option that can be switched off (not present when playing face to face). Also, helps stronger play -in card games, mahjong, etc - through thinking moves ahead.

Slowly getting better and have switched AI opponents playing Prince and Pauper (Count, Countess, Maid and Servant). ELO score is now 1131 after 27 games with the AI. Emphasis on slowly.

I've started to focus on piggy-backing off the work of others (mindful if they have an opportunity to place an extra worker to screw you over) and be much more calculating when placing farms.

Not keen on cloisters in base game. Unless a player receives a cloister towards end of the game, you're pretty much guaranteed a fairly decent score from them. Obviously, cities and farms can provide opportunities to rack in the score, but cloisters are a no-brainer.

The more I play, the more I appreciate the game. Really keen on a big multiplayer async game with a few TA people, if people are still playing.

Update: just finished a multiplayer async game with bluewomble and veganTNT that we played in real-time. My admiration of both the game and Coding Monkey's port has increased a thousandfold. From the beautiful and effortless invitation system (invitation sent with a wax seal, with inbuilt messaging system) to the seemingly simple, elegant game design that really comes alive with human opponents.

This one game alone provided me with an insight into some of the deeper play, strategy, and ways to screw over your fellow players . Bluewomble provided a masterclass of opportunism in securing fields to win the game. A tense, keenly competitive and highly enjoyable game. We've set-up another invitation - this time for an async game.

Last edited by Riotgirl; 07-15-2013 at 04:54 PM.
07-17-2013, 05:20 PM
Solved: surprisingly unintuitive. Click on gear icon, then click 'Pause Game', then click 'Back'.

I have an issue: every time I open the app, the game immediately reverts me to my multiplayer async game. Call me Mr Magoo, but I cannot see a way to go back to the title page to allow me to play another game concurrently.

Is this a bug? Or am I Mr Magoo?

Last edited by Riotgirl; 07-17-2013 at 05:39 PM.
07-29-2013, 11:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
Posts: 30
Originally Posted by Riggy View Post
Carcassonne is an EXCELLENT board game. I've been waiting for this one for the past few days. Between this and Roll Through The Ages, I'm a happy guy!

Well worth the $5.
Ugh... I'm reminded about RTtA again ... I'm sad b/c they said they were gonna update the game with AI players, but never got around to that.

Carc. was a great deal though... I got it at its introductory $5 price. At $10, I would've only gotten once at least one of the expansions came out (which they did... in fact, they now have River II, Inns & Cathedrals, and Traders & Builders, with Princess & Dragon as the next one up! )

Unlike board games like Ticket To Ride and Settlers Of Catan, the fact that this game has no hidden info makes it perfect for pass and play.

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