Messengers allows players to place an extra messenger meeple on the scoreboard at the start of the game.
Whenever points are scored during the game, players can decide which meeple to advance on the scoring track. If a meeple lands on one of the dark spaces (5, 10, 15 etc.), the player draws a message tile and either scores points, or takes the action shown on the tile.
These actions range from being able to immediately score a feature, thereby regaining a meeple, or being given an extra go.
The mini expansion is brand new, unboxed and contains 8 message tiles and 6 special mini messenger meeple figures. The printed English rules are included. The new Carcassonne artwork is featured, playable with both the original and new versions of the base game.