Experience a new way to play the bestselling tile-laying game Carcassonne! Thousands of years before the first bricks were laid to build the medieval city of Carcassonne, the area was settled by a prehistoric people who hunted wild animals, gathered berries, and caught fish to ensure their survival. Only cave paintings and archaeological finds hint at the lives of these prosperous hunters and gatherers!InCarcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers, just as in the original game, players take turns placing tiles and meeples to score points from a growing landscape. But rather than cities, roads, farms, and monasteries, players build forests, rivers, lakes, and meadows, and place hunters, gatherers, and fisher meeples for points. Featuring familiar rules but adding a handful of new bonuses and scoring variations, Hunters & Gatherers has something for both new and veteran Carcassonne players to love. STRATEGY GAME: Fish, hunt, and gather from the prehistoric landscape and compete with other tribes for claim over key natural features in this exciting stand-alone game inspired by the classic Carcassonne which provides plenty of ways to use your cunning and outsmart your opponents. A JOURNEY TO PREHISTORIC TIMES: A mammoth herd stomps across the grasslands to drink from a crystal-blue river. Cunning hunters watch from the trees, waiting for the right moment to strike. Looming stone monuments, menhirs, encircle a peaceful forest clearing, while fisherfolk set traps in a distant lake. HOW TO ACHIEVE VICTORY: Hunters & Gatherers combines the classic tile-laying gameplay of the original Carcassonne with new thematic features and adjusted scoring rules for an all-new challenge. Expand the wilderness as you play, then score points for features you've claimed. Use the special menhir tiles to your advantage to get ahead of your opponents! HIGH REPLAYABILITY: With its simple yet rich game mechanics offering numerous combinations, Carcassonne Hunters & Gatherers appeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike. Average Playtime: 40 minutes.