Carcassonne: Tiles & Tactics (PC) (2017)

Overview: A video game adaptation of the board game Carcassonne.

20190726:
Looking to break even on my purchase of Humble More Board Games Bundle by Asmodee Digital, I decided to start by playing Carcassonne, a board game I already own in real life.


Gameplay Log:
Even though I've played the actual board game, I decided to go through the tutorial to familiarize myself with the interface and refresh on the rules.
After the tutorial, I played a round against an AI set to "Focused" and enabled the "Inns & Cathedrals" expansion.

Tip: one of the main advantages for completing objectives is recovering the meeple. Otherwise, it's not always necessary to focus on completing an objective.

Steam Game Time: 0.9 hours



Thoughts:
Pros:
+ Nice graphics
+ All the UI helps make the game easier to play than the real board game
+ Advantages related to virtualization: 1) no clean-up, 2) randomization of pieces is easier, 3) adding and removing expansions is easier, 4) automatic tracking of score, 5) automatic enforcement of the rules
+ Able to see tiles remaining in the stack; results in more strategy

Neutral:
~ I think the game needs a cheat sheet (for points)



Summary:
Overall, this adaptation of the game delivers everything fun about the game and provides improvements made possible by the virtualization.

Carcassonne: Tiles & Tactics (PC) (2017)

Relevant Links:*
Carcassonne (BoardGameGeek.com)
Carcassonne: Tiles & Tactics (PC) (MetaCritic.com)
Carcassonne: Tiles & Tactics (Steam Store Page)
Carcassonne (board game) (Wikipedia.org)


*There's a Wikipedia entry for a 2007 adaptation of the game.

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