4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The best expansion - must have,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Carcassonne Expansion 2: Traders &Builders (Toy)
This expansion is simply must have.
It adds so much depth into the game. Now you will have to hunt for the goods, which are worth 30 points altogether. That means the one who takes all 3 usually wins. Now, when you build towns you should be much more cautions not two leave it in the state it can be finished with one tile more. That's adds lots of tactical and strategy thinking.
Builder is also very powerful tool. Placed right it can make all the difference and your town will grow blazing fast. But don't think builders ruin the balance. NO! It is possible to "block the builder" by putting his town or road in such state that it can continued only with very rare and specific tile. Blocking other players builder can give you a great advantage in a game.
All in all, the expansion is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, without it Carcassonne is much less pleasure to play.