The holiday season is a busy one, but for my family, part of that busyness is game time.
My family is into games of every sort–word games, computer games, strategy games, card games–if it can be played, we’ll try it. One of those games is Carcassonne, the always-changing game in which you build the countryside out of cardboard tiles. Players take turns drawing and playing a square tile on the board, staking their claim with little wooden men until they can complete and score their cities, roads, cloisters, and farms. Naturally, one of the expansions showed up for Christmas. The theme? “The Princess and the Dragon.” This completely disrupts all serious strategy as the dragon, pictured below, moves around the board gobbling up everyone’s markers. Who can save you? Only the fairy. In a game whose previous expansions included wagons, bridges, cathedrals, mayors, inns, and other more serious aids for an intent builder, the dragon is very different, very not serious, and very fun.
The perfect dragon to end a long day of celebrations.
If you celebrated Christmas today, what was the quirkiest present you gave or received? If you have played Carcassonne, which expansion is your favorite?