Carcassonne-like tile-laying games
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I notice that since Carcassonne arrived on the scene there have been quite a number of games using similar mechanics appear. Mostly laying of adjacent tiles, possible trying to keep some features consistent and so forth.

Could you help me figure out what they are and which ones are worth playing? I've added a couple that immediately sprung to mind for me to start with, but please add any other games you know of.
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26. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:432]
Board Game: Vikings
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you build islands and score points based on the vikings that are on them.

Ships come into play and either negate points or score bonus points if you have warrior vikings to fend them off.

Very cool game.
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27. Board Game: Lungarno [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:6857]
Board Game: Lungarno
Although the game is very different from Carcassonne, you have to build the city by placing tiles (and eventually put a merchant on the tile you just laid).
 
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28. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1823]
Board Game: Metro
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And its new version, Cable Car
 
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29. Board Game: Crows [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:3886]
Board Game: Crows
Donald Dennis
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Pawleys Island
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Some tiles start on the board, but each turn players will place a tile.

Board Game: Crows


You don't have to place your tiles to match the terrain, but that same kind of thought goes into placement - how to maximize points based on tile placement while reducing the ability of your opponents to gather points when they place.
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30. Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:198]
Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
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Not played this yet, but it's high on my wishlist! Like Carcassonne with bidding and variable scoring conditions.
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31. Board Game: Cacao [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:553]
Board Game: Cacao
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Very cool game.
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32. Board Game: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:741]
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Lovely, relaxing family game. Pretty abstract but with good strategy.
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33. Board Game: Castles of Caladale [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:3571]
Board Game: Castles of Caladale
Matthew Singer
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Deary
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Use tiles to build a castle mixing three architectural styles. Tiles lay with the same rules as Carcassonne (edges must match), but can be rearranged at any time. Score points based on incorporating features into your castle.
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Board Game: Gardens
Deb Wentworth
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Minneapolis
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My friends like this one. Very simple rules. You lay tiles, and you walk through gardens.
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