Carcassonne Board Game Expansion 10 Under The Big Top
The tent has been pitched outside of town and the performers are ready
to thrill the crowd with their death-defying stunts. A world of
excitement awaits in Under the Big Top, the tenth expansion for
tile-laying game Carcassonne. Capturing the thrill of the circus, this
expansion incorporates twenty new Land tiles and two new follower types
into the Carcassonne library. Players can use them to attract people
from all over the countryside to view their menagerie of animals or
witness their feats of death-defying skill. Just like the daring risks
that circus performers take, Under the Big Top gives players plenty of
opportunities to score big points—if they can draw in the crowds!
At the circus, the big top is the main attraction. That’s no exception
in Under the Big Top. Much of the expansion focuses on clustering groups
of followers around the new tiles with the hope of getting big points
when their features are scored. Gather meeples on the Circus tile and
its accompanying big top figure or the eight tiles surrounding it and
you’ll be rewarded the next time a Circus tile is drawn. Additionally,
the circus is so exciting that normal followers are inspired to leave
their lives behind and join the show. Stack your meeples into a
meeple-pyramid on the Acrobat tiles, impress your friends, and score
points once the show is over. Finally, ringmasters behave like normal
followers until the circus shows up. When that happens, they score bonus
points for being adjacent to Circus and Acrobat tiles when the features
they’re on are scored. Under the Big Top brings a whole new layer of
excitement to Carcassonne. Who will put on the best show and draw the
Only the base game is required to play with Under The Big Top, no other expansions.
2 to 6 players.
45 Minute Playing Time.