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Carcassonne: Inns & Cathedrals

English language edition of Carcassonne: Wirtshäuser und Kathedralen

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30-45 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Klaus-Jurgen Wrede

Publisher(s): Rio Grande Games, Hans im Gluck

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Product Description

The first large expansion for Carcassonne, Carcassonne: Inns and Cathedrals adds several new interesting options to gameplay, while retaining the basic game's ease and enjoyment. More pawns in a new color are added, allowing up to six players to play; and a "large" pawn of each color is included, which if strategically placed will allow a player to dominate a city or road. Inns are included which double the points of a road, and Cathedrals increase the value of cities; but both will cause a player to score no points if the city or road is not completed by game's end. A new array of tiles is also included, with various combinations to allow players to better complete the map. Inns and Cathedrals will change the way players play the game, giving them more tiles and more fun!

Note: Inns & Cathedrals was formerly known as Carcassonne: The Expansion -- the two products are identical.

Product Information


  • 18 new land tiles
  • 6 point tiles
  • 8 gray followers
  • 6 large followers

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.6 in 19 reviews

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by John M.
Must Have Expansion For Carcassonne!!!!
November 02, 2008

Ok so in one of the many other reviews I've written today I told you that you're probably going to get sick of my reviews up here, or maybe they're helpful to you, either way I hope these are coming in handy to you. So this is the first expansion in a line of many, most are official, some out there are unofficial, I've not played any but they exist. This set gives you some new landscape tiles, a new meeple (the double meeple as we call him) and meeples for a 6th player, as if 5 weren't enough???? Anyway great new tiles, the new double meeple helps you outnumber your opponents in features they might try to steal from you, and all in all is a well balanced expansion. This and the Traders And Builders are the only 2 expansion whose rules are always "on" in my house, other expansions and their various rules are turned on or off depending on our moods. Like I said in another review for products in this series, there are too many rules, expansions and extra meeples to play with ALL of at once unless you intend to play this game for 3 or 4 hours. I give this one 2 stars for the double meeple, 2 stars for the new tiles, and 0 for the 6th player ability, 4 stars to this, it's worth it, might even be worth it to buy 2, if for nothing else the landscape tiles.

Remember, you can't deploy your DOUBLE meeple if you're not playing the game!!!!

Excellent Expansion
May 02, 2008

Inns & Cathedrals is an excellent first step into the universe of Carcassonne expansions. The great thing about it is that you not only get some new gameplay elements (inns, which double the value of roads; cathedrals, which add value to cities), you also get new components to add a sixth player.

Unlike other reviewers, I don't find the game to be much more cutthroat with the addition of the cathedrals. Players could always be mean to each other by surrounding opponents' features with difficult-to-match combinations. At least with the cathedral you have a chance to score even more points.

Though it may not seem like much for your money, the 18 tiles in this set really do spice up the game.

Good, but not enough added to the game.
June 19, 2006

The original game is so good, that these add ons will sometimes not be too exciting. The cathedral, double or wiping out points, just takes too much away from the other progress in the city. It is kind of fun, but sort of messes up the good part of the original. I prefer the River expansions, which only add to the normal progress of the game. The King and Scout also add to the progress, since the longest road and largest city can keep being reasigned to another location. It is fun to have the expansions, as you can choose what you want to include, but overall, I think this one is kind of weak.

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