Do you have a pack (or three) of Carcassonne with you at home during the lockdown but no one to play the game with?
In a blog post called “Exceptional Times” the German owner of the game, Hans im Glück has published official solo play rules.
You can download the English language version directly here (PDF).
The rules are three pages long. Here’s the “Gameplay and Goal of the Game” section;
Each turn you will play with one of the three colours alternately and try to score as many points as possible. Continue to follow the procedure described below with each colour each turn, until the game ends. However, at the end of the game, only the points of the colour which is last on the scoreboard are counted. Therefore, you want to try to score points evenly distributed amongst each colour.
So, time to re-write internet board game lore;
Yes, in response to the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, the German owners of the Carcassonne board game published official solo play rules in both German and English.
Have you had a bash at these rules? Let us know if they work out or whether you have any corrections or suggestions to add.