What is the difference between a knight and a meeple in carcassonne? What about the big Meeple? Can he count as a knight?
A meeple is a humanoid-shaped physical object.
You will find in the box 40 regular meeples, including 8 meeples in each of these colors: yellow, red, green, blue, and black.
They were called "followers" in earlier versions of the game/rules.
"Knight" is one of the roles the meeple can occupy. A meeple in a city is called a knight.
Placing a meeple as a knight
Then, you see if there is already a meeple as a knight in the city. Here, there isn’t, so you can place one of your meeples as a knight in this city.
Other roles include highwayman (on a road), monk (in a monastary) and farmer (in a field).