Carcassonne: #5 Abby & Mayor
With a new tile type and three new pieces, the Abbey & Mayor expansion for Carcassonne gives players more options than ever. Abbey tiles act as monasteries, but you can use them to plug holes in the board by filling spaces surrounded by tiles. Mayors help you control cities by using coats of arms to determine their strength. Outside the city walls, Barns synergize with farmers to enhance the value of fields they occupy, while wagons can be placed like followers but then moved from one feature to the next after scoring. Such a variety of tiles and pieces creates numerous opportunities to employ cunning strategies that can outwit opponents.