Let me start by saying I love Carcassone. My wife and I play this game several times a week and it is a great two player game. The thing that I can't stand is this version of the game. The box is in a stupid shape, all of the pieces don't fit easily back into the box and all of the Meeples are made out of clear plastic. These Meeples look good and all, but if you ever get an expansion you'll end up with part of your Meeples as clear plastic and the others as painted wood. That just looks bad in my opinion and I sent this version of the game back because of it. Maybe I'm crazy, but I like square boxes that fit all of the game pieces easily and game pieces that match with all the expansions. If you're like me, go for the original version of Carcassone.