Carcassonne coming to Nintendo Switch with more modern board games to follow
June 9, 2018 - 8:39pm
BGG page, but here is the quickest summation: Carcassonne is an easy to play, hard to master tile-laying game for 2-5 players in which over the course of 30 minutes or so you will be making decisions on to best control and influence the outcomes of different areas of tiles. Placing on the road as a robber, or cloistered away as a monk are two of the roles players can assign their people (called meeples) to in order to score the most points across the southern France landscape and claim victory! But the Nintendo Switch and designer board game pairing likely does not start and end with Carcassonne... quoting Pierre Ortolan, CEO of Asmodee Digital,
“Carcassonne is the first Asmodee Digital title of many to follow on Nintendo’s platforms.”Thus leading one to believe that Asmodee Digital would likely bring over the other titles that have already been crafted digitally on other platforms, such as: fellow gateway game Ticket to Ride, award-winning Terraforming Mars, and recent mega-hit Scythe. With these titles stemming from a single developer, it would already be a solid foothold for modern board games on a current generation video game console, and it would be easy to envision makers of other digital board game implementations also porting over their creations, such as: Alhambra, Kingdom Builder, Splendor, or Small World. As a fan of digital board gaming, watching the video on Paste Magazine's article got my meeple heart beating hard to lay down some farmers for the win.