Poll

What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?

The classic CCCC tile from the base game (or a variant of this tile)
1 (2.8%)
The Cathedral from Inns and Cathedrals
3 (8.3%)
The four-city tile from Inns and Cathedrals
5 (13.9%)
The two-cities-and-a-bridge CCCC bridge tile from King and Robber Baron and Abbey and Mayor
1 (2.8%)
The cloister-inside-a-city tile from Princess and Dragon
2 (5.6%)
The Abbey from Abbey and Mayor
2 (5.6%)
The CCCF tile from Abbey and Mayor with a bridge that ends on the tile
2 (5.6%)
The roundabout RRRF tile from Abbey and Mayor
2 (5.6%)
The CCCC tile with two city segments and a crop circle in the middle (the Crop Circle II tile from the Robbers mini)
0 (0%)
The CCCF tile from Hills and Sheep where two sets of city walls meet in the middle of an edge
1 (2.8%)
The Wheel of Fortune tile
0 (0%)
One of the German/Dutch/Belgian monastery tiles (please specify)
1 (2.8%)
A tile featuring the River (please specify)
1 (2.8%)
A tile featuring the city of Carcassonne from the Count (please specify)
0 (0%)
A tile featuring Cathars/Siege/Besiegers (please specify)
2 (5.6%)
A tile featuring a cloister or shrine (please specify)
1 (2.8%)
A tile featuring a fair from the Catapult (please specify)
1 (2.8%)
A tile featuring a bazaar from Bridges, Castles and Bazaars (please specify)
0 (0%)
A tile featuring a Tower foundation (please specify)
1 (2.8%)
Other (please specify)
10 (27.8%)

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What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« on: October 25, 2014, 12:58:17 PM »
What's your favourite Carcassonne tile? Vote for one tile in the poll and then explain your choice in this thread. If you can add a photo of the tile you chose, that would be even better.

There are so many great tiles but I'm sure we all like some more than others. Personally, I like tiles with city segments and no roads, and I like unusual tiles - this is reflected in the poll options (but I did manage to fit one road tile in there!).

It's really hard to pick just one but I think the four-city tile from Inns and Cathedrals has to be my choice. I love the symmetry and I always like it when four different cities are completed. Plus there's a great little farm between them all.

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 01:01:23 PM »
But my favorite is exactly your tiles.
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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 01:19:10 PM »
Whichever tile I currently need that is not included in the set of tiles I'm currently playing with. Which usually means a CFFR or CRFF tile—one of those city tiles with a road going one direction out of the city other than straight. There just aren't enough of those in the game and whichever one I need has always already been played!

So, I guess I like the Abbey best. Does that count?

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 01:29:59 PM »
Whichever tile I currently need that is not included in the set of tiles I'm currently playing with. Which usually means a CFFR or CRFF tile—one of those city tiles with a road going one direction out of the city other than straight. There just aren't enough of those in the game and whichever one I need has always already been played!

I just discovered when making the list of tile types that there are only three of each in the whole series. Counting only the base game and the nine major expansions, there's only one CRFF tile (T&B) and one CFFR tile (A&M).

So, I guess I like the Abbey best. Does that count?

Well, the abbey is one of the options in the poll, so you can vote for it. But in creating the poll I was thinking more about tile design, not usefulness.

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 02:40:08 PM »
Other tile:

The starter tile.

No matter how fancy the new tiles are or how many expansions I keep getting, none hold me dearest than the starter tile from the base game. Call it nostalgia, I suppose.  :'(  ;)
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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 03:27:00 PM »
The starter tile.

I completely forgot about the start tile! Whoops, this definitely should have been one of the poll options.

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 02:24:59 AM »
A very interesting poll, but so many options!  :o

Whichever tile I currently need that is not included in the set of tiles I'm currently playing with.

Same here. If I've managed to make an unfillable hole and trapped one or two of my opponent's meeples in the process then the tile they need (but won't get) immediately becomes my favourite!

Other tile:

The starter tile.

No matter how fancy the new tiles are or how many expansions I keep getting, none hold me dearest than the starter tile from the base game. Call it nostalgia, I suppose.  :'(  ;)

Agree completely for the same reasons. I even have one of these sitting on my desk at work!

My favourite tile is possibly the cfcf tile (single city rather than city splitter) with penant. If I start and this is the first tile I draw then I know it's going to be a good game!
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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 03:03:23 AM »
There is also an bridge over a city tile. I just like the looks from it. I think it is in mini goldmines

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 06:34:28 AM »
I always like drwaing and playing the FFFF from GQ11 with the pig herd :)

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 02:57:56 PM »
Today I played a game where I needed a CFFR or a CRFF tile to complete three of my cities. I used the abbey tile very early in the game to finnish one of them, and the game of course ended with me not finnishing the two others. And then I also realized that there is very few CFFR or CRFF tiles. And I think some players are using this knowledge to ruin the chanses for other players to complete their cities by making holes where theese tiles are needed. So I would like to see more of them in exansions to come.

Still I wouldn't say that it's one of my favoritte tiles. I very much like siege or the cathar tiles. Maybe because they have some nice details and make the city have a different look from the others, and because they change the rules for scoring.

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 07:33:17 PM »
I would go with the single C tile. We call it, the end piece. It seems to be the most versatile; to end off cities and for sneaking into other domains!

I also agree, as above, my first initial thought was the tile that I need at the time :)
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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 10:53:22 AM »
I voted for the CCCF tile from Sheep & Hills because it represented a new take on what city tiles can be. It is innovative. And it's a clever & potentially quick way to glom your way into a city.  >:D
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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2015, 10:14:18 PM »
I have to vote for the FFFF from I&C.  I love wreaking havoc with it.  My wife loves to claim the farm in the middle and try to make four cities out of it. 
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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2015, 10:27:14 PM »

I have to vote for the FFFF from I&C.  I love wreaking havoc with it.  My wife loves to claim the farm in the middle and try to make four cities out of it.

I think you mean the CCCC tile. It's a fun tile indeed.

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Re: What's your favourite Carcassonne tile?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2015, 01:06:49 AM »
In a game against Adda (of course, that does not count), I made the farm once worth 21 points.


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