The Discovery is a new stand-alone Carcassonne game.
The inhabitants of Carcassonne have discovered a new region far away from their homeland - one that consists of meadows, mountains and seas. The followers, of which each player only has four (with a fifth for the scoring track) get placed as robbers (in the mountains), seafarers (on the seas) or explorers (on the meadows). On a player's turn, he must place a tile and may then place a follower on it.
As in the original game, tiles may only be placed so that identical landscape types match up. A follower may only be placed when no other follower has been placed there yet. When the follower is removed, however, then the size of the region in which the follower is located brings points - regardless of whether the region has been closed off or not, although closed off regions score considerably more points. There's also an additional rule that lets mountainous regions increase in value, even if they've already been completed.
Contents: 84 land tiles, 1 scoring track, 25 wooden followers in 5 colors, 5 summary cards, 1 rule booklet.
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2 - 5 players
Ages 8 & up
Playing time: 30-45 minutes
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Author: Klaus-Jurgen Wrede, Leo Colovini
Illustrator: Fabio Visintin, Stefano Mondini