Carcassonne arriving tomorrow
On Xbox Live Arcade.
Not merely content with the prospect of iceberg-saving Lumines bonuses, Microsoft has queued up the Sierra Online version of boardgame Carcassonne for release on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow morning.
Carcassonne is a tactical strategy game about annexing the medieval countryside. If you're ignorant of its charms, don't be put off - remember that Catan worked quite well and perhaps give the demo a go.
The full version will include a full step-by-step tutorial "to teach you the game in minutes", according to the Xbox people, along with the traditionally unlockable 12 Achievements for a total of 200 gamerpoints.
Once you're proficient, you'll be able to go online in five-player games, and you can even dust off the Xbox Live Vision camera for a bit of face-to-face with your friends, or enemies.
We'll bring you our thoughts on how it works out once we've annexed a willing brain to process it all, but in the meantime, why not browse the contents of our Carcassonne screenshot gallery to help get you in the mood?