German Monasteries allows players to score points for placing a meeple on a monastery as a monk.
In addition, players can choose to place a meeple on its side so that it becomes an abbot. Abbots remain until the end of the game, when they score for the monastery as well as for every tile leading away from it in rows.
The mini expansion is brand new and contains 6 landscape tiles featuring artwork of some of the most beautiful monasteries in Germany: Andechs, Eberbach, Lorch, Maria Laach, Marienthal and Mailbronn.
The English and German rules are included inside the shrink wrapping. The new Carcassonne artwork is featured, playable with both the original and new versions of the base game.