Carcassonne Expansion 4: The Tower

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UPC:
681706781044
asin:
ZMGZM7814
publisher:
Z-man Games
mechanics:
Area Control / Area Influence, Tile Placement
ages:
8+
players:
2 - 6
playtime:
30 - 60 minutes
artists:
Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams
designers:
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
BoardGameGeeks URL:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/21385/carcassonne-expansion-4-tower
Carcassonne Expansion 4: The Tower

The Tower is the fourth major expansion for the Carcassonne game. Tower segments are added to the game, as well as some new actions. Instead of placing a Meeple as usual on their turns, players can now either place a tower segment on a tile with a space for a tower, add a tower segment to a tower already standing, or place a Meeple on top of a tower (which "finishes" it).

Placing a tower segment allows you to capture other players' Meeples, so long as they are in view of the tower in an orthogonal direction. If the tower is 1 piece high, they can capture Meeples that are within 1 tile of the tower; if the tower is 2 pieces high, they can capture Meeples within 2 tiles of the tower; etc. Not only do players lose whatever they may have scored with that Meeple, but they also have to pay 3 victory points if they want to free their Meeple