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General / Re: Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« on: September 23, 2020, 04:27:48 AM »
+1 on that!
It's really a nice almost obscure piece of Carcassonne that is very interesting!
I wonder if there are other versions like this out there...

General / Re: Favorite Major Expansion
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:54:35 PM »
I've gone with Abbey&Mayor this time.
I agree that Inns&Cathedrals are basically part of the base game for many, and Traders&Builders provide some very useful additions as well (in part by putting more focus on cities);
However I recently played a game with Abbey&Mayor expansion, and was a bit surprised on how much I liked it.
The Mayor is a bit of a downside to the expansion, as it's not always as useful as it's made out to be, but the barn is very much a tactical point. And, I always see how bad I am at that, as I can't remember ever winning a game with this expansion, as I just can't seem to predict barn placement, make use of existing barns nor play my own some times.
The wagon might be more used as just an extra meeple, it is at least still an extra meeple!
And the abbey can be very useful in its own right!

In my recent game I was relying on a crfr tile (starting tile), with which I could finish a long road (with an inn), place my barn in my main field, build on my city with cathedral and builder, and use the extra builder turn to finish said city with my Abbey. All came together at the end of the game, and it got me from really far behind to only just losing the game.

So I think it might be a bit of an underrated expansion (or at least in my previous experience), so I've gone for it now  :)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: September 11, 2020, 01:42:53 PM »
It's not a part of Carcassonne as far as I know. I think the person I got it from added it to the box for some reason. Maybe they thought it was part of the WoF?

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: September 11, 2020, 09:44:58 AM »
No, i haven't got any Russian C2 actually :P
It will be added at one point most likely, but it's not a priority

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: September 11, 2020, 09:11:28 AM »
hahaha, i've actually got the combination of the Russian basegame with the first expansion collection. I think it's called 'Royal Gift'.
It has the Base game, Inns&Cathedrals, Traders&Builders, Abbey&the Mayor and King&Scout.
So yes, you could say i should get those 2 separate, but i won't. This is complete enough, as this has everything that was made by HobbyWorld for C1 :)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:20:36 AM »
I know... After my last post, I could almost hear some people say
"But Willem, there is 1 more version of the WoF that you don't have yet!" And they would be right! Until now...
I got this one finally in today:

This one is even harder to find than the English version, but I got one!!
Many, many, many thanks to Murphy013 for your help with this one!
It also makes my Russian C1 collection complete:

So now the correct group picture:

I'll also see if I can get the collection cleaned up a bit, and I'll take some more pictures  ;D

General / Re: Preserving tiles with glue?
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:00:27 AM »
For UK based: I emailed BoardGameExtras, who normally doesn't hold them in stock, but they ordered a few packs especially for me.

I guess it depends on where you are based? Perhaps try the local game shop, or perhaps Amazon?

General / Re: Preserving tiles with glue?
« on: September 03, 2020, 01:10:10 AM »
I think the best way to preserve tiles is to sleeve them.
There are special sleeves specifically for Carcassonne tiles. 47x47 mm
These will keep the tiles on good condition.

I've got some of my rarest tiles sleeved, such as the Russian promo's, Spiel tiles and signed tiles.
The sleeves are from Swan Sleeves, and a maybe useful blog about them can be found here:

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: September 02, 2020, 03:05:52 AM »
I got this little gem in this morning:

I am still surprised by how hard these are to find tbh, but glad I got it.
I had to then explain to my gf why I had to get it.
And for me it was simple; just so I have the WoF starting tile in all available language versions...


General / Re: KJW spin off thread.
« on: August 27, 2020, 02:56:51 AM »
Hahaha, no, not in all languages, that would require a lot of space!
No, more of he's got a big collection like so many of us.
Although come to think of it, some of us might have more  things, like for example the RGG Carcassonne collection (golden) box, which I would understand KJW doesn't have?

General / Re: If you could ask Klaus-Jürgen Wrede one question
« on: August 27, 2020, 02:07:50 AM »
Do you keep (at least) 1 copy of every release of Carcassonne (and related)? Including all official expansions, spin offs, etc...

Official Rules / Re: Published (official) English rules
« on: August 18, 2020, 02:53:29 AM »
Hi! Any specific language you're looking for? I've got the barber-surgeons in German& English, and maybe the CC1 in German (will have to look for that one), in german

General / Re: European Union
« 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

General / Re: European Union
« on: August 05, 2020, 04:24:02 AM »
I got some pictures of the 2020 999games Carcassonne Junior. Please find attached :D

Got mine in today!
Tbh I'm not a great strategic player, and don't intend to be, but I like the idea of the book and think it's a great way to delve a bit more into the game!

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