Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series, transporting players to the Stone Age. This version maintains the essence of the original Carcassonne game but introduces new thematic elements and rules suitable for this prehistoric setting.
- Stone Age Theme: Set in the Stone Age, replacing cities, roads, and farms with forests, rivers, lakes, and meadows.
- Tile Placement and Scoring: Players place tiles to create the landscape and meeples to score points.
- Different Meeple Roles: Meeples can be hunters in meadows, gatherers in forests, or fishermen on river segments. Huts can be placed on rivers or lakes.
- Unique Scoring Mechanisms: Incorporates new scoring rules, such as points for animals in meadows and fish in rivers.
- Bonus Tiles: Completing forests with gold nuggets allows players to draw bonus (menhir) tiles.
- Expanded Rules in 2020 Edition: The latest edition includes modifications like additional huts for players, different points for various animals, and revised river scoring.
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers offers an intriguing twist on the classic Carcassonne gameplay, ideal for players who enjoy the original game but are looking for a fresh thematic experience. Its new rules and prehistoric setting provide a unique and engaging take on the familiar tile-laying and area control mechanics of the Carcassonne series.
Nominated for 3 awards.
- 2 - 5 Players
- 35 Minutes
- 8+ years old
- Easy to learn
We like Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024
- Position 7 in The best board, card & dice games set in the prehistoric period
- Position 3 in The best Carcassonne Variants⎇
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- Position 1 in The best games presented at the Spiel 2002 game fair in Essen, Germany
- Position 21 in The best games presented at the Spiel.digital 2020 fair
- Position 2 in The best games released in 2002📆
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- Position 13 in The favorite games of Alan R. Moon ❤️