The previous post was about the city of Carcassonne. This post is related to that, but is about something slightly different, namely the board game of Carcassonne.
The board game has each player take turns placing tiles, with restrictions on what directions and in what places each tile may be placed. An example of one tile follows:
The features on the above tile are not the only ones in the game. The features above are a city, a road, and a segment of river. Other features can include cloisters, intersections, and any expansion tiles that you may happen to have.
Usually, when you place a tile, you are allowed to place a token, called a follower by the rulebook, but known as a “Meeple” to everyone else, but you may only place them on the tile you just played, and never more than one each turn. They look like this: