Carcassonne Travel Edition by Rio Grande Games
is just like the original version of Carcassonne only downsized so its easy to carry. The scoring track is printed on a cloth sack which carries all of the tiles and followers ("meeples").
The object of the game is to build roads, cities, fields and cloisters by drawing tiles, to control what you build with your game pieces or "meeples", and then to build as large as you can to gain the most points. Your success in the game is partly based on strategy and partly based on what random tiles you happen to draw.
The game takes about one hour to play, and is suitable for players ages 8 and up. The travel edition of the game is good for 2 to 5 players.
This is an excellent game for friends and family that is simple to learn and moves along fairly quickly during play. You don't have to think too hard to play it, so even your friends that are not game-geeks will like it. Carcassonne won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (game of the year) award in 2001.Read a PDF of the rules