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I was discussing with DrMeeple yesterday if anyone has an original La Porxada... It was only a sticker on another tile so  I think it is almost impossible to detect if you have an "original" one...

I agree. It's hard to imagine that any are even in existence any more. I'd love to see how much one would sell for it was found and verified though!

Realistically I think home-made Porxada tiles are as close as most people are going to get to adding this expansion to their games. Even better if they're signed by KJW :)


Wow...I am thrilled and impressed!

I will order this exciting book immediately  ^-^

While browsing (I always like to order several things at once on platforms like Amazon), I also came across this book by co-author "Steve Dee".
Does anyone know something about this book?
Think if I should also order this book ;-)

By the way ;-)
I wish you a big birthday party - CONGRATULAIONS!
 :yellow-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :brown-meeple: :white-meeple: :orange-meeple: :pink-meeple: :violet-meeple: :gray-meeple: :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :black1-meeple:

Thanks BigBoss.

I'm glad you're so excited about the book; I'm very excited about it too! In fact, trying to keep it to myself over the last 11 months has been quite the exercise in self-control. Please can you share the link at CarcF unless it has already been shared there?

I haven't read any of Steve's other books yet, but he has written a few including a strategy guide for the game Hive, Tabletop Tales (a collection of stories about boardgaming) and Ticket to Carcassonne (a book about boardgaming in general including references to many different boardgames, mechanics, types of game and modern boardgaming in general). I'm sure they're just as worthy of a read if you're looking for something else to read. :) :(y)

There are lots of rare and valuable Carcassonne items now, I tried to describe most of the ones I could think of in section #25 of the FAQ here: .

Anything Else / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: Today at 02:08:28 AM »
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes guys!

It's been getting decidedly more difficult justifying my nickname over the last nine years, but it looks like I'm finally going to have to think of something else now I'm... well, let's just say that my thirties are behind me... :-[

Well I, for one, am not buying it.  I think $122 is a bit too steep.   :o :(n)

The issue with the price has been a strange one, but please know that that is NOT the intended price. It may take a little while for the price to settle on the £7.95 (or equivalent) it's supposed to be in all regions, but please do check again later and let me know if the incorrect price is still being shown. :-[

News and Events / The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« on: July 01, 2020, 08:08:41 AM »
In August last year I received a PM from someone here to say that he was working on a book about Carcassonne, and to ask if I might be interested in collaborating with him on it. A Carcassonne strategy guide was something that I had been thinking about for years, but it wasn't until I was given this opportunity to work with an established author that I decided it was finally time to do something about it. I didn't have to think about his offer for very long, and responded to his message with a resounding "Yes!" the next day...

It's been a very eventful year (almost) since then, but we've persevered regardless of everything that 2020 has had to throw at us and I'm really excited not just by having my name on the front cover of a published book, but in terms of everything that we managed to cram into its 200+ pages!


For anyone who may be interested, here's a quick breakdown of the main areas the book focuses on:
  • How Carcassonne came to be, and the influence it has had over modern boardgaming
  • Competitive Carcassonne
  • Carcassonne Strategy: Basic and Advanced
  • Expert tips from 5 Carcassonne world champions
  • Carcassonne's 10 major/ boxed expansions - descriptions and tips
  • Timeline of Carcassonne spin-offs
  • An exclusive interview with Klaus-Jürgen Wrede about his feelings towards Carcassonne and how it has changed his life
Our hope is that we've included sufficient breadth and depth of detail as to ensure that the book appeals to new and long-standing Carcassonne fans alike, regardless of what specific areas they may be interested to read more about. It is now available through Amazon and costs a mere £7.95 so should be within most people's budgets.

If you do happen to buy a copy of the book and enjoy reading it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon and encouraging your friends/ family/ colleagues/ random people in the street to buy a copy too! As always, I'm truly grateful for all the encouragement and support that I've received through the Carcassonne Central community with regards this project and I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone thinks of the finished article, so please be kind ;)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: June 30, 2020, 05:30:21 AM »
Hi all,

today I received a new Carassonne figure and  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
It's the Ice-queen which can also be used as snow-queen

Very cool! What expansion is this from?

Online Games and Competitions / Re: Carcassonne videogames
« on: June 23, 2020, 07:02:15 AM »
What a wonderful list!

Thanks, and merit for your efforts carlium :(y)

General / Re: Did you get nice score as I do?
« on: June 23, 2020, 06:24:32 AM »
Great work! :) :(y)

What did you do to Adda?

Beat her somewhat decisively by the looks of it!

News and Events / Re: Spiel 2020 - Canceled
« on: June 23, 2020, 06:23:05 AM »
It's not cancelled, it's been postponed until next year.

Postponed? So we'll have Essen 2020 in 2021? This is going to get weird...

Unofficial Rules / Re: Leaving gaps on the board game
« on: June 02, 2020, 04:00:30 PM »
Welcome to the forums OlivierWery, and thanks for sharing that awesome photo of your game! :) :(y)

As most of the others above have already pointed out, if the rules don't say you can't then you can (within reason!) so making holes is perfectly legitimate.

If you think it might be of use/ interest, feel free to refer to our Carcassonne FAQ for any other clarifications (your questions is point #6 ;))

Have fun!

News and Events / Re: World Team Carcassonne Online Championship
« on: June 01, 2020, 07:52:36 AM »
A quick update on the competition for anyone who may be interested.

Because we're in a group of five, one team has to sit out of each round and we were the first to sit out, so we effectively missed round 1. After a narrow loss to the Netherlands in round 2, we played our round 3 match against a strong Polish team on Saturday. Ven Gee and myself managed to win our duels 2 - 1 (each duel is best of 3 games) but the man of the match was Rosco who beat one of the highest-rated Polish players on BGA 2 - 0, giving us our first match victory in the process (each match consists of 5 duels so a team needs to win 3 or more duels to win the match)!

This is how the league table stands as we go into Round 4:

Our next match is against Germany :o

Anything Else / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: May 28, 2020, 03:34:00 PM »
Sorry I left it so late in the day, but I couldn't let today pass without saying happy birthday to my good friend Decar. I hope you had an awesome day! :) :(y)

Well played both. So when is the final?

General / Re: Carcassonne FAQ
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:26:51 AM »
#x: What is "Mega Carcassonne"?

Since there's no official definition determining what Mega Carcassonne really is, it's a term that has come to mean different things to different people. For many people, Mega Carcassonne is simply a large game of Carcassonne with multiple expansions, although others are quite specific that it must include at least one copy of every official expansion (leading to difficulties regarding how so many different sets of rules interact between themselves). The lack of a solid definition means that the number of tiles required to play Mega Carcassonne will vary wildly and may range from perhaps as few as 150 to as many as several thousand if multiple copies of the basegame and expansions are included alongside fan-made expansions or even some of the spin-off games such as Carcassonne: Winter Edition (and expansions)!

#x: How many tiles were included in the largest ever game of Carcassonne?

The record for the largest game of Carcassonne is generally accepted to be 10,007 tiles that were placed across 48 tables during a special event as part of Gothcon in Sweden in March 2016. The game took over 25 hours to play and ended up with the majority of the tiles fitting into a 108 x 92 tile rectangle. It was a three-player game with final scores ranging from 11,886 to 9,402 including an 855-point city and a 35-point road.

Understandably, compromises had to be made to ensure that sufficient time was available to see all of the tiles placed before the end of the convention. This meant that while multiple copies of many expansions were included, most expansion rules were ignored and as such much of Carcassonne's additional "wood" (meeples) and other tokens such as bridges, castles and little buildings were not used in their intended way. It also meant that farmers were completely excluded, a decision that surprised and disappointed many Carcassonne fans considering what a big part of the game they are. A final time-saving mechanism that the games organisers came up with allowed the players to disregard the usual sequence of play such that players could take multiple consecutive turns as they wished during specific phases of the game.

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