|Players:||2 - 6|
Inns & Cathedrals is the first major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a few new aspects to the game. There are a couple of completely new kinds of tiles - the inns and cathedrals. There are also new tiles that present cities, roads, and cloisters in new shapes. Additionally, each player gets a "big meeple" which counts as two regular meeples. Another whole set of meeples means 6 players can now enjoy the game. Finally, a set of scoring cards helps make score-keeping a little clearer.
Part of the Carcassonne series, and requires the base game to play.
This is one of those expansions that feels like it really should have been part of the base game all along. If you like Carcasonne, you should 100% get this add-on.
Inns on a road mean it score double points ... but none if not completed. Cathedrals occupy a massive space in the middle of a city that will score more points, but only if completed. These add a bit to the competitive nature of the game, as others try to stop you completing these high-scoring features, or try to get in on the play!
There's also a whole extra meeple set, so you can play any setup of Carcasonne with six players. And a bunch of new tiles for a bit more variety.