The best Carcassonne expansions 2024

We have selected the best Carcassonne expansions for you. The offer ranges from quite a few new cards to additional game pieces as well as new game elements. So every game of Carcassonne will be different.

Carcassonne expansions can be combined with each other in any way you like.

As with all Carcassonne expansions, they can be combined with each other in any way. Sometimes some combinations of expansions require an interpretation of the rules, since the basic rules do not take these special cases into account - but this has never led to problems with us. The only thing to watch out for is whether you have the new or old version of the game - here the look differs a bit.

In which order did the Carcassonne expansions appear in Germany?

The major Carcassonne expansions have been released in the following order:

  1. Inns & Cathedrals
  2. Traders & Builders
  3. Princess & Dragon
  4. The Tower
  5. Abbey & Mayor
  6. Count, King & Robber
  7. The Catapult
  8. Bridges, Castles & Bazaars
  9. Hills & Sheeps
  10. Under the Big Top

In addition, some promo cards and mini-expansions have appeared, but some of them were available only on special occasions. Some of them are components of various Carcassonne Big Box Sets.

Extra list for games based on Carcassonne

In addition to the expansions for regular Carcassonne, some standalone playable Carcassonne variants based on extra rules and/or the look have been released (for example Carcassonne Star Wars, Carcassonne Safari, Carcassonne Amazonas). We have covered these in an extra list: The best standalone Carcassonne variants.

In your opinion, which is the best Carcassonne expansion?

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List with the best Carcassonne expansions 2024

In this overview you will find all Carcassonne expansions that can be bought 2024:

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 56 board games for this list and selected the top 20. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Carcassonne Big Box 6

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Big Box 6 and similar games

    Carcassonne Big Box 6 is a comprehensive edition of the beloved tile-laying game Carcassonne, combining the base game with its two major expansions and several mini-expansions into one grand package. Players build the landscape of a medieval fortress city one tile at a time, placing their followers on roads, cities, cloisters, and fields to gather points. This edition not only includes the core game that has captivated millions worldwide but also enriches the experience with expansions that introduce new tiles, mechanics, and strategies.

    More details for Carcassonne Big Box 6
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Big Box 6

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne Big Box 6" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals and similar games

    Dive into the first major expansion for Carcassonne, known as Inns & Cathedrals. This expansion introduces exciting new elements to the beloved game. Explore fresh tile dynamics with inns and cathedrals, offering a twist to cities, roads, and cloisters. Each player now commands a "big meeple," equivalent to two regular meeples, expanding strategic possibilities. With additional meeples, the game accommodates up to 6 players for even more lively gameplay.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition

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    Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition celebrates two decades since the beloved tile-placement game Carcassonne won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award. This special edition not only commemorates the game's lasting appeal but also enhances the classic experience with new and exclusive content. Players continue to draw and place tiles depicting the picturesque landscapes of southern France, aiming to strategically deploy their meeples—be it as knights, robbers, monks, or farmers—to score points by completing cities, roads, cloisters, and fields.

    More details for Carcassonne: 20th Anniversary Edition
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders

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    Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders is an expansion to the original Carcassonne game, adding new elements and strategic layers.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Carcassonne: The Phantom

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    Carcassonne: The Phantom is a strategic and visually distinctive expansion for the classic tile-placement game Carcassonne. This expansion introduces a set of 6 transparent phantoms in different colors, with the unique addition of a purple phantom designated for the gray player. These phantoms serve as additional followers, offering players new strategic possibilities and depth in their quest to dominate the medieval landscape.

    More details for Carcassonne: The Phantom
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Phantom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The Phantom" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Carcassonne: The River II

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The River II and similar games

    The River II (Der Fluss II) is a mini-expansion for the popular board game Carcassonne. It introduces twelve new tiles featuring a river, designed to enhance gameplay and compatibility with the first three expansions: Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders, and The Princess & the Dragon. This expansion, which is also included in Carcassonne: Expansion 6 – Count, King & Robber, adds variety and strategic depth to the base game.

    More details for Carcassonne: The River II
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The River II

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The River II" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Carcassonne: Expansion 9 – Hills & Sheep

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 9 – Hills & Sheep and similar games

    Carcassonne: Hills & Sheep is the ninth expansion to the classic tile-placement game Carcassonne, introducing new gameplay elements that enrich the pastoral landscapes players cultivate and compete over. In this expansion, players take on the roles of shepherds, in addition to the familiar thieves, knights, monks, and farmers, venturing into the rolling hills and lush vineyards to maximize their points through strategic tile placement and judicious management of their flocks.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 9 – Hills & Sheep
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor

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    Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor is an exciting addition to the Carcassonne series, enhancing the classic tile-placement game with new elements and strategic options. This expansion introduces three new types of wooden pieces, six Abbey tiles, and twelve new landscape tiles, adding depth and variety to the gameplay of Carcassonne.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Carcassonne: Halb so Wild

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    Carcassonne: Halb so wild introduces a unique twist to the classic Carcassonne gameplay with the addition of 24 triangular landscape tiles, which are half the size of the standard square tiles. This mini-expansion allows players to explore new strategic dimensions and tile placement opportunities, as each player starts with two triangular tiles that can be played during their turn as an alternative to drawing and placing a normal tile.

    More details for Carcassonne: Halb so Wild
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Halb so Wild

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Halb so Wild" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top and similar games

    Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top adds a layer of spectacle and excitement to the classic game of Carcassonne with a circus theme that brings new dynamics and elements to the medieval landscape. As the tenth large expansion for Carcassonne and the first large expansion designed specifically for the second edition, this expansion introduces the grandeur of the circus, complete with acrobatic routines, talented artists, and the strategic introduction of human pyramids and circus tents to attract the people of Carcassonne.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Carcassonne: The Fruit-Bearing Trees

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The Fruit-Bearing Trees and similar games

    Carcassonne: The Fruit-Bearing Trees adds a fresh twist to the classic Carcassonne gameplay with a mini-expansion centered around cultivating and harvesting from various fruit-bearing trees. This expansion introduces a new dimension of strategy to the beloved tile-placement game, inviting players to expand their territories with land tiles that feature lush, fruit-bearing trees. By diversifying the fruits within their realm, players can increase their income, adding an enticing layer of decision-making to the game.

    More details for Carcassonne: The Fruit-Bearing Trees
    • Easy to learn
  12. Mists over Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Mists over Carcassonne and similar games

    Mists over Carcassonne introduces a cooperative twist to the classic Carcassonne tile-laying experience, bringing players together against a common threat rather than competing against one another. This version weaves a ghostly theme into the gameplay, where players collaborate to halt the spread of ghosts, secure haunted grounds within cemeteries, and strategically utilize haunted castles. The cooperative element adds a refreshing layer of strategy and teamwork to the familiar mechanics of tile placement and meeple deployment.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Mists over Carcassonne
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Carcassonne: Expansion 3 – The Princess & The Dragon

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    Carcassonne: Expansion 3 – The Princess & The Dragon introduces a thrilling fantasy twist to the beloved tile-placement game Carcassonne. This expansion adds a layer of adventure and strategy, making the gameplay even more dynamic and engaging.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 3 – The Princess & The Dragon
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Carcassonne: Expansion 8 – Bridges, Castles and Bazaars

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 8 – Bridges, Castles and Bazaars and similar games

    Carcassonne: Expansion 8 – Bridges, Castles & Bazaars introduces fresh strategic elements to the beloved tile-placement game Carcassonne, enriching the gameplay with new layers and decisions. This expansion presents players with three innovative options that can significantly influence the course of the game.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 8 – Bridges, Castles and Bazaars
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Carcassonne: King & Scout

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: King & Scout and similar games

    Carcassonne: King & Scout is a compact expansion bundle designed to enhance the classic tile-laying game Carcassonne and its standalone variant, Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers. It introduces new tiles that add depth and variety to both games.

    More details for Carcassonne: King & Scout
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: King & Scout

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: King & Scout" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune

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    Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune (Carcassonne: Das Schicksalsrad) offers a unique twist on the classic Carcassonne gameplay by incorporating the Wheel of Fortune, a novel feature that adds an element of chance and strategic decision-making. This edition can serve both as a standalone game, replacing the base game, and as an expansion, bringing fresh dynamics to the familiar tile-laying and meeple-placement mechanics.

    More details for Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Carcassonne: Expansion 6 – Count, King & Robber

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 6 – Count, King & Robber and similar games

    Carcassonne: Expansion 6 – Count, King & Robber serves as a comprehensive addition to the beloved tile-placement game Carcassonne, bringing together three previously released small expansions and introducing a new one to enhance and diversify gameplay. This compilation by Hans im Glück, later available in the US through Rio Grande Games and part of Big Box 2, enriches the Carcassonne experience with new tiles and strategic elements, inviting players to explore fresh strategies and dynamics.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 6 – Count, King & Robber
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Carcassonne: Expansion 4 – The Tower

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    Carcassonne: Expansion 4 – The Tower is a significant expansion to the beloved tile-placement game Carcassonne. This expansion introduces tower segments into the game, adding new strategic layers and actions. Players now have the option to build upwards on the board by adding tower segments, altering the way they interact with the game's landscape and other players.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 4 – The Tower
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Carcassonne: The Messengers

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    Carcassonne: The Messengers is a thoughtful expansion to the classic game of Carcassonne, introducing an innovative layer of strategy through the use of a second scoring meeple and message tiles. At the game's outset, players place this additional meeple on the score board, opening up new decision-making opportunities as they progress through the game. The expansion hinges on strategic advancement on the score track and the tactical use of message tiles, which can grant immediate benefits or points.

    More details for Carcassonne: The Messengers
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult and similar games

    Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult introduces a novel and playful twist to the classic Carcassonne gameplay by incorporating a dexterity-based element with the addition of a wooden catapult. This "large" expansion adds 12 new tiles featuring a faire symbol, which, when drawn, initiates a "catapult round." For the first time in the Carcassonne series, players engage in action/dexterity challenges, adding a unique layer of interaction and fun.

    More details for Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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