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Greg G.
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Can you recommend games that incorporate a tile laying mechanism similar to Carcassonne but are more complex, ideally with a medieval theme? I am familiar with Walnut Grove, Glen More, Isle of Skye and Lost Valley, but are there any others?
 
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Carcassonne: The Castle adds several interesting twists. The main downside is that it's 2P only.
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You might want to take a look at at OddVille. Not neccesarily a lot heavier but it has an interesting take on the whole tile-laying (in this case card-laying) mechanism and adds a cool way of managing resources. I highly recommend this game

Other than that Cacao comes to mind. Haven't played it though so I can't really judge how heavy that game is.
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Castles of Mad King Ludwig?
Keyflower?
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Cacao is a great tile laying game. The base game is not as heavy as the other titles you mentioned, but the expansions can add a lot to the game.
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Excellent recommendations so far, thank you!
 
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+1 for Cacao (with Cacao: Chocolatl)

A bit different:
Granada

or Alhambra (I recommend Alhambra: Big Box because it contains five expansions to add some variety to the game or Alhambra: Family Box because it contains Granada.)
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Just thinking of square tile games:

+1 Alhambra
Tigris & Euphrates fantastic building/destruction of ancient civilizations.
Santiago the water flows where the money goes!
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Check out El Caballero. It is a follow up to El Grande but plays closer to Carcassonne mixed with something like Samurai. You play as a Spanish colonialist following Columbus in the 16th century.

Its bgg ranking is criminally low. I highly recommend it.

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I have been looking at Barony for my tile laying gaming fix.
 
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Not medieval, but Galaxy of Trian is a heavier Carcassonne in space.
 
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Seeland? It's tile-laying with an economy and rondel.
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Akrotiri, if you're looking at something for 2.
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Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King?
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Elida wrote:


This. I have described it exactly as Carcassonne only heavier.

EDIT: Shoot. Sorry. Didn't see that you are already familiar with it.

How about Vikings? It feels like what you're after. And it's a terrific (and entirely underrated) game.
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Camelot: The Build has the medieval theme and you may also like Limes but this is more Roman times.
 
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+1 for Vikings and Isle of Skye. Both are similar to Carc in some ways but are meatier games.

I looooove Keyflower, so I'll readily +1 that, but the tile laying/area building portions of the game are nowhere near as emphasized, so I'm not sure if that's going to feel quite like Carc.

Antiquity is an amazing game but is rare, expensive, and far more complex, so probably not an "easy recommendation."
 
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how about Steam Works
 
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Drakon (fourth edition) has you laying tiles and gives you a character to maneuver through the dungeon. Also, there is a dragon.
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Horror Leader wrote:
Drakon (fourth edition) has you laying tiles and gives you a character to maneuver through the dungeon. Also, there is a dragon.


Best line: "Also, there is a dragon."

I just bought this game (but I think it's third edition).
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