my board game group is meeting We visited Carcassonne years ago. Fun fact, the caps on the towers are not original. They were added to draw in tourists something like 200-300 years ago. At least that is what they told us. We got up early before the tour buses showed up to take pictures. I ran ahead and scouted good photo spots for my wife to shoot. I would explain my idea and let her take photos and I took off again. We got a lot of good shots without people in them that way.
If you are interested in board games a great resource is boardgamegeel.com I believe they have over 100,000 games on the site. Each game gets its own page and can have photos of the game, a forum for questions, a file section for the rulebook, player aides, videos, etc.
My board game group is meeting Friday. Popular games are:
Tsuro - a quick and easy tile laying game that plays up to 8. A game lasts about 15 minutes.
Pandemic - A cooperative game that requires teamwork to cure 4 diseases that are trying to kill everyone. Each game is different and the difficulty can be set from easy/moderate to we are all gonna die no matter what. About an hour (or less if the game kills you quickly).
Century Spice Road - a deck building game
Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert - Two cooperative games that are easy, quick to learn and fun
Wingspan - A well designed and very pretty game where you try to populate your bird sanctuary.
Cascadia - A tile and player placement game
Guns and Cash - You are mobsters and after you pull off a heist you have to split up the loot. No one trusts anyone and you all have guns. Silly, but fun
Once Upon a Time - My group doesn't really "play" this as a game. Basically, it is a story telling game (or activity for my group) where as a group you have to tell a story and if you are the person currently telling the story you get to discard cards from your hand as you incorporate that card in your story. The first person to discard all their cards wins the game. However, use a word on someone else's card and they can steal the story from you. Really a lot of fun and the stories can get very silly.
And lots of others...