Many editions of and expansions for Carcassonne were available for sale at the Rio Grande Games
booth at Gen Con 2006. Carcassonne won the 2001 Spiel des Jahres, Germany's award for Family Game of the Year, and has been a regular best-seller ever since. On each turn, players lay down a tile and then decide whether or not to place a wooden "follower" (also known as a "meeple"). As the tiles are laid down, roads, cities and fields are formed to provide scoring opportunities.