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The Marketplace / Re: [WTT] [WTB] Carcassonne Wheel of Fortune (RGG)
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:52:53 AM »
Language on the WoF starting tile.
There is a German version, Dutch version, English version and BB5 introduced a language-independent version.
(and there is actually a Russian version, but i'm not sure if it has writing on it)
The difference is the writing on the tiles.

The Marketplace / Re: WTB - Katharer and Russian promos
« on: October 15, 2019, 09:58:31 PM »
It seems like a case of: "If it seems too good to be true, it is"
They've got a lot of listings for Carcassonne items, and everything is in the price range between €30-€40. Even a listing of the Base game with all major and lots of mini expansions.
A lot of pictures seem eBay-like.
They've got multiple listings for the limited edition of the Markets of Leipzig edition as well, with quantities available that don't make sense to me.

I wouldn't trust them, but would be curious to see what happens if someone orders from them  :P

Question on first edition of Carcassonne: It has to be the one with 70 scoretrack or it can be any with the thieve on the bow instead of the princess ?
I think it is only the HIG first edition, with the 70 point scoretrack. I've got a Dutch 999 Games first edition, will compare the shade of green tonight as i'm curious now :)

Now to complete All 3 sets, that's quite a challenge !
If my Dutch 1st edition has the same colour as the HiG version, i think i've got all 3 sets!

Any ideas to check in second hand the barcode or such for first edition of expansions 1 - 5 ? For the second shade
I've been able to collect all the first editions of the first expansions, without watermark. This was mainly by just searching 2nd hand websites, and scanning the photos for watermarks. Don't know the difference in barcode, but found it (relatively) easy to find these expansions without watermark :)

I think I've got spares for everything, except for the festival. I have a spare for that in the new art, but not old art I think.
DM me if you're interested, we can see if we can ship stuff together.
For the catapult the biggest thing to remember is the size of the wooden catapult; it makes the box required a lot bigger. Additionally it is more likely to be damaged (just keep it in mind)

I have a set to spare, please DM me if you're interested

General / Re: 4 new maps... and other things!
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:39:49 AM »
Will be available at Essen, and of course after that on the webshop.
There are 4 new maps, a new mini expansion and a new "chip"-expansion.
Rules have not yet been published

I think I've got a copy of Halflings 2 to spare.
I'm travelling the next few days for work, but I'll check when I get home later this week.

General / Re: New box coming up!!!
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:56:43 AM »
In the original we had the Palace for each of the 2 players, so i'm expecting the Gate Meeple to function the same way :)

General / Re: New box coming up!!!
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:33:49 AM »
Based on the responses on BGG it seems like there is no mentioning of the actual word Carcassonne on the box (other than it being mentioned in the facebook post).
So that will be a nice thing to think about:
Will this be something widely adapted in the 'Carcassonne Series', meaning it being an option to select in our forum profile, it being in the CAR/Wikicarpedia/etc, or not?

Main impact will be on all the completionists here (amongst who i count myself), who then might be seeking out this version as well :P
I have the Castle of course (dutch version i believe), but haven't played it much. I've played all the Carcassonne games when i bought them, but after that only play the ones i really like :)

Funny story, my BB1 did.
When i bought it online (Second hand but i remember it being through Amazon), it came with the 5th expansion (Abbey&Mayor) included, as well as the 5 shrines and 5 King and Scout tiles from the 6th expansion (at least with that watermark)
I still keep those tiles in the BB1 :)

General / Re: Do you trust on this site?
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:07:05 AM »
I do love their pledge on the 'About Us' page:

At least they offer the 5th best customer service you will never get  >:D

For example, the BB5 is indispensable. The rest of Big Boxes are absurd unless you have OCD and need all BB so you don't have an anxiety attack. Although I think we all here have OCD to a greater or lesser extent hahaha.
Yes, that would be weird...

General / Re: combining all starting ways?
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:49:08 AM »
I've combined all the starting tiles once in a mega-carcassonne.

This include River 1, 2 and 3 (and the spring tile from the GQ expansion), Wheel of Fortune, City of Carcassonne, Windroses 1 (i think we did use the Windroses 2 tiles, but not the starter), school and of course the standard starting tile.
We only used one of each (apart from the 4 different river springs), to not fill the table with starting tiles only

It worked very well i think, as it gave a lot of options for the rivers (many river tiles and many rivers to work on), and made for high scoring during our early turns.

I would say combining them can work, but would still keep it limited to 1 of each (apart from rivers). More schools.WoF's, cities, Windroses might not work well.

General / Re: Replica tiles sets on Ebay
« on: June 07, 2019, 11:10:19 PM »
They are often indeed Chinese replicas.
You can tell by the strange box arts (like combinations of different expansions and different publishers)
Tile quality is usually bad, with shiny finish, or low resolution
I remember there being a replica like that from the "Belagerer" expansion, where they actually printed the artwork on the wrong side of the tile

General / Re: Acquire all expansions, but in what artwork?
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:06:56 AM »
And yes, the old artwork is no longer produced.
The Base game and some expansions are widely available (even new), but many of the small expansions have been produced in limited quantities, so can be hard to find these days.
The count is pretty easily found, but the tunnels is a prime example of a hard to find expansion.
Expansions from Spielbox magazines seem to all be difficult to find, as well as CC1, as even HiG have stated that CC2 (that comes with the mini's) is the current version that they support.

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