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Klaus-Jürgen Wrede


Klaus-Jürgen Wrede (born 1963 in Meschede, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a board game designer and music and theology teacher from Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and the city of Cologne. He created the popular game Carcassonne and helped create most of the other Carcassonne games.

Abridged List of Notable Games


2000 Carcassonne
2002 Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
2003 The Ark of the Covenant
2004 Carcassonne: The City
2004 The Downfall of Pompeii
2005 Mesopotamia
2011 Rapa Nui
2016 Die Baumeister des Colosseum
2017 Bali




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Carcassonne: Expansion 10 – Under the Big Top  [2017]

At long last, the circus is coming to Carcassonne. The ringmaster has organized a night full of stunning acrobatic routines that will leave you speechless, while the most talented artists show their latest tricks. Followers can now be trained to perf...

Carcassonne for 2  [2017]

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent ...

Bali  [2017]

The inhabitants of Bali regard their island as a world of gods and demons. The people sacrifice much of the harvest to appease these gods and the spirits of their ancestors. Farmers collect goods on the fields. When a shrine is built, these goods can...

Carcassonne: Amazonas  [2016]

In Carcassonne: Amazonas, players sail their boats to the Amazon to discover abundant wildlife. Players score points not only for discovering animals, but also for visiting native villages and water courses while their boat moves forward on the Amazo...

The Architects of the Colosseum  [2016]

The more you build in Die Baumeister des Colosseum, the easier it is to win — but getting the materials themselves won't be so easy. The pace of the construction within the Colosseum determines how long the game will last, so it's important to plan...

Carcassonne: Star Wars – Expansion 1  [2016]

Carcassonne: Star Wars – Erweiterung 1 is an expansion for Carcassonne: Star Wars that includes 18 new space tiles featuring First Order faction symbols plus 6 scoring tiles as well as components for a sixth blue player (Kylo Ren).

Players...

Carcassonne: Star Wars  [2015]

Description from the publisher:

Carcassonne: Star Wars combines the exciting adventures of the Star Wars universe with the gameplay of Carcassonne, with the known rules of the game being simplified through clever changes that bring an entire...

Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale  [2015]

Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale, a standalone game in the Carcassonne series, allows players to be farmers who care for animals on their large farms and cultivate the fruits and vegetables in their fields.

Description from the Z-Man English ...

Carcassonne: Hills & Sheep  [2014]

Carcassonne: Hills & Sheep is the ninth numbered expansion for the Carcassonne base game, and now players get to be shepherds on the hills in addition to the usual thieves, knights, monks and farmers. By placing the tiles in this expansion, players b...

Carcassonne: Gold Rush  [2014]

Carcassonne: Gold Rush is the second title in the "Carcassonne: Around the World" series of tile-laying games, with each game being based on the original Carcassonne design in which players slowly create a world by placing tiles on the playing area a...

Carcassonne: South Seas  [2013]

Carcassonne: South Seas keeps the familiar tile-laying gameplay of the original Carcassonne, with players adding a tile to the playing area each round and optionally placing a token on the tile to claim ownership of...something. Instead of the famili...

Carcassonne: Winter Edition  [2012]

Carcassonne: Winter Edition brings snow to the familiar Carcassonne setting, with knights still patrolling the cities, farmers still trying to feed the nation, and highwaymen who even travel on roads behind the city walls. Carcassonne: Winter Edition...

Carcassonne: The Dice Game  [2011]

They said it couldn't be done – oh, wait, no one ever said that. In fact, gamers have been predicting the release of this title for at least five years, and now is the time.

As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations for the Spiel des J...

Carcassonne: Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars  [2010]

The eighth expansion for Carcassonne, Brücken, Burgen und Basare (English: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars) allows players three new options while playing:

Bridges may be used to continue a road over a field tile, thereby allowing an incomplete ...

Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune  [2009]

Carcassonne: Das Schicksalsrad (English: Wheel of Fortune) is both a full replacement for the base game of Carcassonne and an expansion to the original base game. It includes 72 tiles, consisting of 63 tiles released in the original base game, 6 from...

Cardcassonne  [2009]

In Car(d)cassonne, players place their cards in different rows to increase the scoring for that row. Whether in the field, the city, the road or at the abbey, you must ensure that cards placed will earn you more points than your opponents.

H...

Carcassonne: Catapult  [2008]

The seventh "large" expansion for Carcassonne.
12 new tiles with a faire symbol are added to the game. When a player draws a faire tile, they place it and then a "catapult round" begins.
For the first time, action/dexterity is added to the C...

New World: A Carcassonne Game  [2008]

In New World: A Carcassonne Game, players begin as early settlers of the United States on the east coast of the continent. As in the original Carcassonne game, players lay tiles turn by turn to build towns, roads, and other parts of the countryside. ...

Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor  [2007]

The fifth major expansion to Carcassonne, Abbey & Mayor adds 3 new wooden piece types, 6 abbey tiles, and 12 landscape tiles. The Abbey tiles act as Cloisters but do not have to match adjacent tiles and they complete adjacent features when placed. Ma...

Carcassonne: Expansion 6 – Count, King & Robber  [2007]

The sixth large expansion to Carcassonne released in Europe by Hans im Glück is actually a compilation of three existing small expansions and a new one. Before Z-Man Games picked up the Carcassonne license, this compilation was only available in th...

Travel Carcassonne  [2007]

Reise-Carcassonne is, as the name says, a Travel Edition of Carcassonne.
The rules of the game are (mostly) the same, but there are some changes between the two editions:

No Expansions: The tiles size of the Travel Edition is small...

Carcassonne: Expansion 4 – The Tower  [2006]

The Tower is the fourth major expansion for the Carcassonne game. Tower segments are added to the game, as well as some new actions. Instead of placing a Meeple as usual on their turns, players can now either place a tower segment on a tile with a ...

Carcassonne: Expansion 3 – The Princess & The Dragon  [2005]

In this third major expansion for the prize-winning Carcassonne, we move into the realm of fantasy.
The land around Carcassonne is being visited by a dragon, making life very difficult for the followers. Brave heroes venture forth to face the dan...

Carcassonne: The Discovery  [2005]

The Discovery is a stand-alone Carcassonne game.

The inhabitants of Carcassonne have discovered a new region far away from their homeland - one that consists of meadows, mountains and seas. The followers, of which each player only has four (...

Carcassonne: The Count of Carcassonne  [2004]

Der Graf von Carcassonne (The Count of Carcassonne) is another expansion to the well-known series. It contains a further twelve tiles plus the count (a nice wooden figure). The tiles depict the town Carcassonne itself, which is visited by the Count. ...

The Downfall of Pompeii  [2004]

The year is AD 79. Pompeii, sitting at the foot of Vesuvius, is at the high point in its development. People come to the city from far and wide to try to make their luck in the city. So far nobody has dreamed of the danger that will bury all of their...

Carcassonne: The City  [2004]

Carcassonne: The City is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series. Players build up the old town together by placing tiles. While the town area grows, the town walls grow around it, starting from a wooden gate. The wall is comprised of delicately ...

Carcassonne: Expansion 2 – Traders & Builders  [2003]

The second major expansion to the original game of Carcassonne, Traders & Builders contains 24 tiles with new features such as Bridges and Cities.

Some tiles also feature symbols for the goods Wine, Cloth and Wheat. Players collect one of th...

The Ark of the Covenant  [2003]

A game based on Carcassonne, Ark of the Covenant has players vie for control of cities, roads, flocks, and temples by using the tiles to create the dynamic play area and by placing followers on the tiles.

New features compared to Carcassonne...

Carcassonne: The Castle  [2003]

Carcassonne: the Castle takes place in the city of Carcassone itself. The theme is development of the city within the "castle walls", which might be more appropriately called the city walls, but Carcassonne: The City was apparently already in develop...

Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals  [2002]

Carcassonne: Die Erweiterung (later prints used the title Inns & Cathedrals) is the first major expansion for Carcassonne and introduces a few new aspects to the game. There are a couple of completely new kinds of tiles - the inns and cathedrals. T...

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers  [2002]

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series set in the stone age.

As in other Carcassonne games, players take turns placing tiles to create the landscape and placing meeples to score points from the map ...

Carcassonne: The River  [2001]

Der Fluss (The River) is a mini-expansion for Carcassonne. It adds twelve river tiles. All the familiar landscape elements are also present.

The river tiles are placed first, after that the game continues as normal. No followers may be place...

Carcassonne  [2000]

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent ...

Carcassonne: The Castle – Falcon  [0]

Carcassonne: The Castle - Falcon Expansion is available as a free print & play download from knizia.de/more. Presented by Reiner Knizia, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and Hans-im-Glück Verlag.

Original game description:

In Carcas...