20 YEARS OF CARCASSONNE: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
by Chris Wray
Few games achieve the commercial and critical acclaim of Carcassonne. Following its 2001 Spiel des Jahres win, Carcassonne and its spinoffs have gone on to sell tens of millions of copies. The game gave us the iconic meeple (both the shape, and the word) and revolutionized the tile-placement mechanic. It has spawned dozens of expansions, dozens more promos, and inspired countless other games. It is available in dozens of languages. This mega-hit recently received a new 20th Anniversary Edition.