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Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« on: October 06, 2015, 07:44:53 AM »
HiG has already announced some of the things it will be doing at Essen:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2108.msg29239#msg29239

I thought it might be nice to list a few things from other publishers too:

DLP Games has announced 2 mini expansions + 1 large expansion for Orléans - The Invasion - http://www.dlp-games.de/content/startseite/

Castellion has also been announced -  https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/143404/castellion



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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 02:32:25 AM »
Cacao has a mini-expansion too - but I've not played the game.  Has anyone?

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 03:05:18 AM »
The thing I’m most looking forward to about Essen is hearing about the World Championships afterwards, and seeing whether jazbang can get the UK back into the top ten of all countries represented.
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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 08:26:03 AM »
Cacao has a mini-expansion too - but I've not played the game.  Has anyone?
I have played Cacao some weeks ago at "Stadt-Land-Spielt" - it is a very nice game.
I like it.

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 09:48:19 AM »
Cacao has a mini-expansion too - but I've not played the game.  Has anyone?

I bought cacao about a month ago and I love it. Some tile laying which is obviously appealing with some interesting but simple mechanics…intrigued by this mini expansion! Hopefully it will be available in some other way too!

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 12:07:19 AM »
Sounds like I need to get it  :(y)

Is there any announcement for a English Carcassonne: over sticks and stones? I'm tempted to order German edition at the same time as Star Wars and save on postage etc.

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 02:47:37 AM »
Apparently there's 2 hard to acquire promos for Onirim and another for Sylvion being given away with a purchase of Castellion from Z-man games.  I don't suppose there's anyone who would take a look for me  :(y) :(y) :(y) :(y)

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 03:35:20 PM »
Sounds like I need to get it  :(y)

Is there any announcement for a English Carcassonne: over sticks and stones? I'm tempted to order German edition at the same time as Star Wars and save on postage etc.
At Spiel 15 - Z-man Games has the English version from "Carcassonne - Über Stock und Stein" - the English name is "Carcassonne - over Hill and Dale"

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2015, 03:58:26 AM »
Great photos.

My favourites are the ones from the CarcF meetup, although MrNumbers doesn't look very happy to be there! :(

I especially like all the Carcassonne photos and then at the end the photo of the empty hall with with Catan banner in front of it. It made it look like everyone was playing Carcassonne and nobody wanted to play Catan! :))

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 04:19:41 AM »
The Catan - Big Game is today - so on Thursday the Hall 4 was empty - no people there, but today it is full.

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 04:23:20 AM »
At Spiel 2015 I have bought one game: "Cacao" from Abacus Spiele.
It is a tile laying game. The tiles have the same size like the tiles from Carcassonne.
The figures are Meeples (red, violet, white and dark yellow) and Cacao bones.

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 04:24:40 AM »
and most important for me and many others are the figures from Spielmaterial.de
I've bought many new figures.

Meeple Source was again not at Spiel.

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2015, 05:12:41 AM »
I enjoy Cacao and hope to get the promo.

This is part of a cross post on, Carcassonne meets StarWars, but thought I would post it here as it well. I liked what I saw of Cornwall.


...On separate note, check out the game, Cornwall - Schmidt Spiele and designed by Johannes Schmidauer-König at 3:24:09, day one. 

http://livestream.com/boardgamegeektv/spiel2015-day1

It looks to be very Carc like, if on a lighter side. Regardless I was intrigued. The tiles are larger tri-hex shaped.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/181328/cornwall
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Wanna play Carc? Can we add just one more expansion?

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Re: Things to get Excited About at Essen2015
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 05:15:16 AM »
Great stuff franks. Thanks for sharing the links. Ill be sure to check this out when I'm home :)


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