Best Windows 8, 10 App This Week: Carcassonne, the Popular Board Game

By: Radu Tyrsina
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Another week is starting and we have already presented the latest edition of the Windows 8 Red Stripe Deals. Now, it’s time to have a look at what we consider to be the best new Windows 8 app from the Windows Store for this week – the popular Carcassone board game.
windows 8 carcassone game
Last week, we kickstarted a new series of Windows 8 apps roundups – one that was describing only a single best Windows 8 app or game and another one that was enlisting the best Windows 8 games and apps for each Month. Last week we featured Georama, one of the best Windows 8 travel apps, and this time we’re going to talk about Carcassone, yes, that popular board game that you were probably playing as a kid. Filed in the Windows 8 strategy games category, it has a pretty small size of around 44 megabytes, so it won’t take up too much of your storage space.

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Play the classic Carcassone board game on your Windows 8 tablet

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Turn by turn, the players create a landscape by placing tiles with roads, cities, fields, and cloisters. The players deploy their followers – knights, monks, thieves, or farmers – to earn points. The player with the most points after the final scoring wins the game. The ever-changing landscape makes each game a new experience. You can play against clever AI opponents or with up to 5 other players in a local multiplayer match.

Since a board game can’t be played on your own, the Windows 8 version of Carcassonne comes with local multiplayer mode for up to 6 players. However, if you’re alone, you can still enjoy the game, battling against slick AI opponents that have their own strategies. The game isn’t quite cheap, as you will have to get 5 bucks out of your pocket to download and install it on your Windows 8 tablet, but if you’re a true lover of the Carcassone game, then this won’t be a problem.

There’s also a free trial option available, so you can try it out and see whether this game is worth buying or not. I’ve played around with it for a few good hours and I can recommend it. Playing it on a Windows 8 tablet makes it even more enjoyable, as the good old board game suddenly feels more interactive and fun to play.

Download Carcassone game for Windows 8

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