This week’s Arcade title is…..
The classic, well-known European board game Carcassonne arrives on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 this Wednesday 27 June at 09:00 GMT.
Named after the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne in southern France, famed for its city walls, Carcassonne for Xbox LIVE Arcade starts with an empty landscape and a single square tile. Using strategic tactics and a little luck, one to four players take turns selecting from 72 tiles displaying various features of a city including roads, the walls of a castle or fields. The medieval countryside thrives as players and their opponents place tiles and complete towns, roads, and farms while competing to accumulate the most points.
The rules of the game are easy with fast game play and no elimination – perfect for just about anyone! Although simple, devoted players will find layers of strategy that will keep them coming back for more. Combining a fresh visual experience and the opportunity to always have a playing partner, Carcassonne is the future for board game fanatics.
Carcassonne from Sierra Online is the Xbox LIVE Arcade edition of the hit multiplayer tile-based German board game of the same name, designed by Klaus-Jurgen. Shortly after its release in Germany in 2000, the board game won Spiel des Jahres in 2001, the European equivalent of a Game of the Year Award.
- Special AI settings to challenge any skill level
- Challenge your friends – Up to five players can play over Xbox LIVE or up to four players can play on the same Xbox 360
- Interact with new and old friends alike over Xbox LIVE while you play Carcassonne with the Xbox LIVE Vision camera
- Helpful step-by-step tutorial to teach you the game in minutes
- Skill-based matchmaking for ranked games
- The complete Carcassonne includes 72 tiles and all rule sets
- Carcassonne includes the “Rivers II” expansion set – 12 additional tiles
- Earn up to 200 Gamerscore and 12 Achievements
- 800 MS Points
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