I got Carcasonne for Andrea for Christmas based on three factors: it was one of the “classics” that has several expansion packs available; everyone at Games Galore recommended it; and it claimed to be a ‘great game for two players’. It was a steal, too, even with the Castles and Inns expansion pack.
It’s been a lot of fun. It’s not too complicated, but there are lots of choices as you build out a map of interconnected cities, roads, and farms.
I’m going to score our games as I rate them on several categories, higher always being better:
|Pure strategy (no luck involved):||7|
|Player paths intertwined:||10|
|Multiple strategies available:||9|