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Title: European Union
Post by: cicerunner on February 12, 2020, 07:31:10 AM
So I just received my third major expansion. Having received the base game at Christmas, I bought Traders & Builders [2] in January from Amazon UK as it was the only one (of the two I was sure I wanted at that time) that they had in English. Later in January my impatience for Inns & Cathedrals [1] resulted in me buying it, from the same source, in French. By the time February began I'd decided that Under The Big Top [10] was the third and final major expansion I wanted. For similar reasons I ended up buying it in German.

By then of course I had found the fabulous Wikicarpedia and so the English rules weren't going to be necessary anyway. In fact I ended up embracing the idea of buying it in German. I'm not going to be a Carcassonne completist, but I do understand the appeal of all these beautiful boxes, tiles and figures and the links between them in terms of theme, game mechanic and artwork. By adding a third language with my third expansion I've added another link. How many other, European, languages is the game available in I wonder? If ever I change my mind about the other major expansions, other languages will help me justify them to myself.  ;)

Also of course I could justify a post titled "European Union", sadly the only EU that the UK is still a part of.

(@moderators, I won't touch on politics again, promise!]
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: wolnic on February 12, 2020, 09:02:31 AM

and I'm sure there are others ... maybe more than enough to buy each major expansion in a different language?
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: cicerunner on February 12, 2020, 09:47:36 AM
Thanks for the info wolnic.  :(y)
... maybe more than enough to buy each major expansion in a different language?
it's almost like you're trying to tempt me! ;)

But I think I should keep some languages in reserve for future expansions. I wonder what and when the next major expansion will be? (Goes to look at Wikicarpedia to see if there's s pattern to the sequence of release dates ...) Is there any information/opinion out there as to what HIG's plans are for the future of Carcassonne?
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: wolnic on February 12, 2020, 11:55:19 AM
I suspect there are also different Scandinavian versions, or maybe just Swedish. Paul?
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Curuj on February 12, 2020, 10:27:52 PM
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Polish
  • Italian

and I'm sure there are others ... maybe more than enough to buy each major expansion in a different language?
There is Slovak and Czech version too, came in the same box
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Meepledrone on February 13, 2020, 04:03:30 PM
I checked by chance the Carcassonne Wikipedia page and you can find there a list of publishers and hence the available languages:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game))

* Hans im Glück (Germany) --> German
* Z-Man Games (UK, US) --> English
* 999 Games (Netherlands) --> Dutch
* Фантасмагория (Bulgaria) --> Bulgarian
* Lautapelit.fi (Finland) --> Finnish (Safari also in Norwegian/Swedish/Danish; Star Wars also in Swedish; Carcassonne Junior also in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian)
* Κάισσα (Greece) --> Greek
* Brain Games (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) --> Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
* メビウスゲームズ (Japan) --> Japanese
* Giochi Uniti (Italy) --> Italian
* Piatnik Budapest Kft. (Hangary) --> Hungarian
* Devir (Spain, Portugal, Brazil) --> Spanish, Portuguese, Catalonian (base game only)
* Grow (Brazil) --> Portuguese
* MINDOK (Czech Republic, Poland) --> Czech, Polish, Slovak
* Rio Grande Games (Sweden) --> Swedish
* Hobby World (Russia) --> Russian

Please let me know if there is something missing.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Klink010 on February 14, 2020, 07:19:22 AM
I checked by chance the Carcassonne Wikipedia page and you can find there a list of publishers and hence the available languages:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game))

* Z-Man Games (UK, US) --> English

Please let me know if there is something missing.

Z-Man Games also makes the French Version in Belgium, most likely France as well
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Ramachandra on February 14, 2020, 09:21:17 PM
There is a Chinese, probably not legal version on Ali Express. I almost ended up buying because the low cost and lot of expansions, but later I read it somewhere the tile sizes are not compatible with the original.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000212746038.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.2c211bfedmtM8j&algo_pvid=077e151d-5884-49b5-beb5-8a8f67d11b66&algo_expid=077e151d-5884-49b5-beb5-8a8f67d11b66-10&btsid=0ab6d70515817437830442524e29ce&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000212746038.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.2c211bfedmtM8j&algo_pvid=077e151d-5884-49b5-beb5-8a8f67d11b66&algo_expid=077e151d-5884-49b5-beb5-8a8f67d11b66-10&btsid=0ab6d70515817437830442524e29ce&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_)

Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Meepledrone on February 15, 2020, 01:35:33 AM
Yes, it is a Chinese knock-off...  :'(

They don't have any shame in manufacturing replicas of anything and selling them at low priced all over the world.

Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Sinscerly on February 17, 2020, 05:55:18 AM
I checked by chance the Carcassonne Wikipedia page and you can find there a list of publishers and hence the available languages:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcassonne_(board_game))

* Hans im Glück (Germany) --> German
* Z-Man Games (UK, US) --> English
* 999 Games (Netherlands) --> Dutch
* Фантасмагория (Bulgaria) --> Bulgarian
* Lautapelit.fi (Finland) --> Finnish (Safari also in Norwegian/Swedish/Danish; Star Wars also in Swedish; Carcassonne Junior also in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian)
* Κάισσα (Greece) --> Greek
* Brain Games (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) --> Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
* メビウスゲームズ (Japan) --> Japanese
* Giochi Uniti (Italy) --> Italian
* Piatnik Budapest Kft. (Hangary) --> Hungarian
* Devir (Spain, Portugal, Brazil) --> Spanish, Portuguese, Catalonian (base game only)
* Grow (Brazil) --> Portuguese
* MINDOK (Czech Republic, Poland) --> Czech, Polish, Slovak
* Rio Grande Games (Sweden) --> Swedish
* Hobby World (Russia) --> Russian

Please let me know if there is something missing.

Belgium also sells the games from 999. In it's Dutch parts of the country.
Filosofia // zman // giochi uniti // asmodee -> France (iirc, it's really strange out there...)
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: danisthirty on April 30, 2020, 03:35:10 AM
I'm a little late to the party here as I didn't know this thread existed. So apologies for that.

However, I am quite interested in how many different languages Carcassonne rules have been translated into. I too ended up at the Carcassonne page on wikipedia and found the list of publishers there to be quite useful. From this (and with meepledrone's additional comments) it seems Carcassonne is available in the following languages:

1. Bulgarian
2. Catalonian
3. Czech
4. Dutch
5. English
6. Estonian
7. Finnish
8. German
9. Greek
10. Hungarian
11. Italian
12. Japanese
13. Latvian
14. Lithuanian
15. Polish
16. Portuguese
17. Russian
18. Slovak
19. Spanish
20. Swedish

This list doesn't include Norwegian or Danish, although it was pointed out that Safari is available in these languages. Can someone clarify whether the basic game/ expansions are also available with rules in these languages? Potentially though, the answer is around 20 - 22 by the looks of it?

There there is the issue of the game being available in Chinese, but since this is unofficial I haven't included it on the list here.

Does anybody else have anything to add to it?
Title: Re: European Union + World
Post by: Bumsakalaka on April 30, 2020, 05:31:17 AM
Arabian - Superheated Neurons
Bulgarian - Fantasmagoria
Brazilian Portugese - Grow Jogos e Brinquedos
Catalan, Spanish, Portugese - Devir
Czech, Polish, Slovak - Mindok
Chinese, Thai - Swan
Danish, Norvegian, Swedish - Bergsala
Dutch - 999 Games
English - Z-Man
Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian - Brain Games
Finnish - Lautapelit
French - Filosofia
German - Hans in Gluck
Greek - Kaissa
Hebrew - Monkey
Hungarian - Piatnik
Italian - Giochi Uniti
Icelandic - Nordic Games
Japanese - Mobius
Korean -  Korea Boardgames
Romanian - Cutia
Russian - Hobby World
Turkish - NeoTroy Games

By my research there are these versions.

There are also versions from others publishers (Rio Grande for English, Albi for Czech, publishers which not have licence yet for publish Carcassonne).
Then are versions in languages which are not published for that country where this language has majority, like Russian version exists from Brain Games, but its not with K at back, becaouse it's not for Russian market, but for russian minority in baltic states.
Also exists by finish publisher Lautapelit swedish translation, because there is big swedish speaking minority in Finland.

So 32 languages?
(Updated 29.7.2020, added Icelandic)
(Updated 30.7.2020, added Arabian)
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Bumsakalaka on July 29, 2020, 05:14:35 AM
Added Icelandic by Nordic Games, so currently 31 languages
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Meepledrone on July 29, 2020, 07:10:37 AM
Enjoy the info compiled by Murphy013 here:

http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Collections_and_Expansions (http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Collections_and_Expansions)

Not only the languages but also the releases available in each language: base games, major expansions, boxed and unboxed expansions, spin-offs and their expansions, magazines,... you name it :o

Sit and cry if you are a completionist at heart!  ;)
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on July 29, 2020, 09:01:33 AM
I want call some of them my own, but I rediscovered Carcassonne to late.

You find some languages/publishers which were on no list.

I wanna thank Carlium which provided expansions which weren’t on my plan. I also updated BGG with >60 “new” versions.

P.S.: the list is also available in German. Just add /de.

Have fun.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Meepledrone on July 29, 2020, 09:22:38 AM
+1 merit for such a great initiative....  :(y)
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: carlium on July 29, 2020, 11:38:54 AM
Always happy to help Murphy! It is very fun dig into the small corners of Web Archive looking for historical pieces of Carcassonne  :)

My favorite finding so far was this "beauty"  ;D  http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/File:Box_CountKingRobber1_C1_FI.png

Great job Murphy!
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Meepledrone on July 29, 2020, 02:38:19 PM
Well Carlium,

+1 merit from me for helping dig in the depth of the Internet...

Cheers!
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 02, 2020, 08:14:34 AM
I have seen that Mindok published Carcassonne Junior in the new design
https://mindok.cz/hra/deti-z-carcassonne/
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 02, 2020, 09:20:47 AM
I added to day also the new version (German) of Hunters & Gatherers. I guess the other languages will follow like Carcassonne Junior.
Btw. can someone provide a valuable image of the Dutch Carcassonne Junior 2020?
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: BigBoss on August 02, 2020, 04:17:35 PM
Hi, Murphy,
slightly better than the picture on BGG - maybe sufficient.

https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/orgAAOSwh-Je-yHf/$_86.JPG (https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/orgAAOSwh-Je-yHf/$_86.JPG)
https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/fNgAAOSwjTVfHubx/$_86.JPG (https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/fNgAAOSwjTVfHubx/$_86.JPG)
https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg2ODM=/z/4o4AAOSwHitfAIFC/$_86.JPG (https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg2ODM=/z/4o4AAOSwHitfAIFC/$_86.JPG)


btw. looking for a better 999 Games Junior picture, i have found the french edition (maybe you need that, too)
https://www.espritjeu.com/upload/image/mon-premier-carcassonne-p-image-71887-grande.jpg (https://www.espritjeu.com/upload/image/mon-premier-carcassonne-p-image-71887-grande.jpg)
https://www.cybersfere.com/images/Image/pict/ref/JEUX/147041.jpg (https://www.cybersfere.com/images/Image/pict/ref/JEUX/147041.jpg)
https://www.cybersfere.com/images/Image/pict/ref/JEUX/147041-1.jpg (https://www.cybersfere.com/images/Image/pict/ref/JEUX/147041-1.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 03, 2020, 09:24:28 AM
Hi BigBoss,

Thanks for your help. I added 2 images to Wiki.

+1 merit from me
+1 merit to Carlium from me

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Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Willem on August 05, 2020, 04:24:02 AM
I got some pictures of the 2020 999games Carcassonne Junior. Please find attached :D
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Halfling on August 05, 2020, 07:53:15 AM
Will you open it, or is this to be kept wrapped and added to your fault of Carc goodies?
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Willem on August 05, 2020, 08:25:43 AM
Unfortunately, it's not mine hahaha
If I had one, it would indeed just be added to the collection without opening. That's what's happened to the first edition of Carcassonne Junior. I've got a German copy (I think), which is just for completionism and is still unopened.
I have played Carcassonne Junior once though! My sister has it to hahaha
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Halfling on August 05, 2020, 08:36:04 AM
I don't have a copy, but I have played once. It is ok, but not sure it is a stepping stone to the standard game.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Christianmocking on August 05, 2020, 09:27:39 AM
Nobody was waiting for this to come
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: danisthirty on August 05, 2020, 09:34:05 AM
I have played Carcassonne Junior once though! My sister has it to hahaha

I have quite fond memories of playing it with my daughter when she was younger. It's a very different game obvious, but it's still enjoyable. I remember whaleyland even took part in a My First Carcassonne tournament (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1088.msg12825#msg12825) once! :(y)
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Halfling on August 05, 2020, 11:46:37 AM
I lost. Sorry not happy memories of the four player game.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Paul on August 05, 2020, 09:33:58 PM
There are the Scandinavian versions.

First version has Danish, Finnish, Norweigan and Swedish in the same box. Update: We also import the English version if we wanted to buy that one instead (which I prefer but is a tad bit more expensive).

With the new graphics, the Scandinavian versions are only 3. Finnish rules not included any longer.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 12:13:29 AM
Hi Paul,

i know only the version from Enigma, containing Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Can you provide me images (a link is fine) for the version with the Finnish language. I will also appreciate when you can provide an image of the new 2020 version.

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Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Paul on August 06, 2020, 03:12:46 AM
Hi Paul,

i know only the version from Enigma, containing Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Can you provide me images (a link is fine) for the version with the Finnish language. I will also appreciate when you can provide an image of the new 2020 version.

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I got over 100 boxes. I'm sure I can provide a picture. :)

I should have the base game, few expansions and of course spin offs.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 03:15:56 AM
Hi Paul,

I'm only talking about Carcassonne Junior.

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Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 03:17:49 AM
I need images too, when are missing here (http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Collections_and_Expansions) .
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 05:41:39 AM
Be surprised the box of the Finnish version Junior 2020 looks very similar to the other published boxes
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 06:30:45 AM
Today published HobbyWorld the Hills & Sheep expansion (new artwork)
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Bumsakalaka on August 06, 2020, 06:35:33 AM
Today published HobbyWorld the Hills & Sheep expansion (new artwork)
Which obe C3 or C3 ? :)

Odoslané z SM-A202F pomocou Tapatalku

Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 06:42:38 AM
In Graham Whieldon Design
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Paul on August 06, 2020, 07:04:06 AM
Junior only? Ooops. Whell, I should have that one but unsure which version. Got to be Scandinavian though, as it's for kids they undoubtly made it in Swedish.
Title: Re: European Union
Post by: Murphy013 on August 06, 2020, 07:23:44 AM
Hi Paul,

Please check with WiCa Collection page. Then you can identify the gaps. Thanks for your help.

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