Carcassonne: South Seas*

Carcassonne: South Seas brings the classic tile-laying charm of the original Carcassonne to a vibrant, tropical setting. This standalone game, the first in the "Carcassonne Around the World" series, offers players the task of building island landscapes filled with inviting seas and lush islands. Instead of the traditional cities, roads, and fields, players work to gather bananas, shellfish, and fish, trading these resources for points with various traders. The familiar mechanics of placing tiles and meeples blend seamlessly with this refreshing maritime theme, offering both seasoned Carcassonne fans and newcomers a delightful new variant to explore.

Gameplay Overview

  • Tile Placement: Each round, players add a new tile to expand the island landscape, featuring paths for collecting different resources.
  • Resource Gathering: Strategically place meeples on tiles to collect bananas, shellfish, and fish from the newly placed island segments.
  • Trading for Points: Use collected resources to fulfill the demands of traders, exchanging them for valuable points.

Special Features

  • Maritime Theme: A fresh, tropical island setting that offers a new twist on the classic Carcassonne gameplay.
  • Resource Management: A unique focus on gathering and trading resources, rather than the traditional city-building and farming.
  • Carcassonne Around the World: The first installment in a series that takes the beloved Carcassonne gameplay to new and exciting locales.


Carcassonne: South Seas successfully transports the beloved tile-laying and meeple-placing mechanics of the original game to a colorful, tropical paradise. By focusing on resource gathering and trading, it introduces a novel twist that refreshes the Carcassonne experience without losing the essence that fans love. Whether you're a veteran of the series or looking for a light, engaging entry into the world of board games, Carcassonne: South Seas promises delightful strategic gameplay in a beautifully thematic setting.

Nominated for 2 awards.

  • 2 - 5 Players
  • 35 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Easy to learn

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Carcassonne: South Seas

  • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: South Seas" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

We like Carcassonne: South Seas so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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