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How do you primarily use The Festival?

To abandon a feature entirely.
7 (43.8%)
To remove excessive Followers from a feature.
5 (31.3%)
I generally treat the tiles as normal tiles.
2 (12.5%)
I use it in some other creatively strategic manner (describe below).
0 (0%)
I don't ever play with or don't own The Festival.
2 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: March 20, 2015, 02:36:03 PM

Author Topic: The Festival – Element of the Week #27  (Read 7430 times)

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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2015, 01:33:59 PM »
I, too, have the BB4, so the shades of green would not be my problem with "The Festival".

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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2015, 02:27:08 PM »
well.. I have this expansion since I bouth my first Carcassonne in the 10° anniversary edition...the colours of the tiles is the same, I don't know if something change when you buy this on cundco
The problem with the 10th anniversary edition, though, is that the tiles are noticeably thinner when mixed with other, standard tiles.

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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2015, 02:41:39 PM »
So that's why they made the BB4 the way, they did it. To make it best compatible with any type of "Festival" tiles.  ;D

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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 06:27:52 AM »
well.. I have this expansion since I bouth my first Carcassonne in the 10° anniversary edition...the colours of the tiles is the same, I don't know if something change when you buy this on cundco
The problem with the 10th anniversary edition, though, is that the tiles are noticeably thinner when mixed with other, standard tiles.

That is the main reason I bought the CundCo version. The tiles are thicker and it solves that problem. :)
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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 06:51:16 AM »
I guess it's a matter of picking the lesser of two evils - thinner tiles or darker fields! I have the CundCo version (darker fields) but I only bought it recently and I haven't played with it yet - I really only bought it for completionism purposes.

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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2016, 02:42:28 AM »
This was an interesting expansion. I like the mechanic, the unique follower removal is nice, and whilst it is difficult to anticipate the arrival of the tile, it's a lovely surprise when it comes. If a clever, unscrupulous player has ruthlessly trapped one of your followers and you're fortunate enough to pull one of these out of the bag, back he comes! Rejoice! Or, claim back a follower previously surrendered to the capping of tower. Save that farmer you deployed early only to find that it didn't grow into the enormous farm you thought it would be. Remove the wagon from the dead end it's ended up on in favour of a better placement elsewhere. Use your barn to force other farmers from the huge farm, remove it, deploy your own farmer and score again! The possibilities are endless.

Unfortunately, the tiles are a bit rubbish. They completely break up the landscape with a feature that cannot be explained. I put off buying this expansion for a long time because of this. At least Darmstadt was a building, if an anachronistic one, whereas this is a big, firework number. I understand that it was for the the anniversary, but surely that means they could have invested some thought into how it was implemented? Surely it deserved better than this? Perhaps the people of Carcassonne could have erected monuments in the land around their cities to celebrate their 10th year? Monuments with ten spires, or bells, and candles, or anything. Anyone arty fancy having a go?

Anyway, I like the mechanic and occasional play with this, but only if I'm feeling whimsical.
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Re: The Festival – Element of the Week #27
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2016, 05:20:33 AM »
I didn't think you could use it to yank a barn or shepherd  because they aren't followers.  I checked the rules and you can.  Cool!


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