The rather brilliant, Gold Award-winning digital boardgame Carcassonne is getting a Winter Edition expansion on December 17th.

We're not sure of the price of this expansion yet but we do know what it will contain.

First up is a new character (a gingerbread man, it seems) which, we presume, is tied in with the new game mechanic that developer TheCodingMonkeys is teasing.

It will also bring along more cards for you to all sorts of intimate with.

And, as well as a graphical update for the new iPhone 6's, the Winter Edition adds lots of snow on the buttons and board.

If you're looking for something to get you into that winter spirit then this Winter Edition might do the trick.

It's also a good excuse to get the family to play a boardgame over the holidays, if that's your kind of thing.

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