Poll

How well do the Traders and the Gold Mines play together?

They are an excellent pair!
They seem to work well most of the time.
It really depends...
They don't seem to work well together.
They don't cooperate at all!
They don't appear to interact in any significant way.

Author Topic: The Traders & The Gold Mines – Element Match-Up #11  (Read 1594 times)

Offline whaleyland

  • Great Khan
  • Authors
  • Marquis Chevalier
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2492
  • Merit: 79
  • Toulouse: Carcassonne's insignificant neighbor.
    • View Profile
    • Derek R. Whaley | Historian & Writer
The Traders & The Gold Mines – Element Match-Up #11
« on: November 27, 2015, 01:47:00 PM »
Element Match-Ups is a new series of weekly challenges for all members of CarcassonneCentral. Each week, an element from a large expansion will be matched up with an element from a small expansion. Your job: try it out and let everybody know what you think about the pair. Consider this a quasi-scientific survey in that you are only playing with these two elements and the base game — nothing else! Otherwise the results will be skewed. You have a week to try the match-up from the time the match is announced until the next match is announced (which usually occurs sometime between Friday and Saturday, depending on time zone).

This week our elements are THE TRADERS (from Traders & Builders [Expansion #2]) and THE GOLD MINES (Carcassonne Mini #4). Traders are those little symbols—Cloth, Beer, or Wheat—that gives the player with the most of each bonus points at game end. They are earned by the player who ENDS the City they are in rather than the player who scores for the City, which entirely changes the reasons for ending other people's Cities. Now let's just toss in some Gold Bricks which go the the player that scores for the feature and see who wants to complete features now! The fight for resources in Carcassonne has never been more brutal.

The elements are set, the challenge is issued, and now it is for you to decide whether these elements work well together or are terrible companions. Summarise your experience below in however much detail you wish, and feel free to share any strategic advice you have for other players taking the challenge.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2203.0

Offline Paul

  • Marquis Chevalier
  • ***
  • Posts: 2430
  • Merit: 85
    • View Profile
    • sydby.com
Re: The Traders & The Gold Mines – Element Match-Up #11
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 01:58:50 PM »
With these two together it's almost like a whole new set of goals trying to score by collecting tokens while trying to focus on trapping other players' meeples.
World record holder for a single game of Carcassonne using 10 007 tiles!

Offline whaleyland

  • Great Khan
  • Authors
  • Marquis Chevalier
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2492
  • Merit: 79
  • Toulouse: Carcassonne's insignificant neighbor.
    • View Profile
    • Derek R. Whaley | Historian & Writer
Re: The Traders & The Gold Mines – Element Match-Up #11
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 02:07:09 PM »
With these two together it's almost like a whole new set of goals trying to score by collecting tokens while trying to focus on trapping other players' meeples.
lol. That's why I thought they may make a fun pair to try.

Offline Paul

  • Marquis Chevalier
  • ***
  • Posts: 2430
  • Merit: 85
    • View Profile
    • sydby.com
Re: The Traders & The Gold Mines – Element Match-Up #11
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 02:21:18 PM »
With these two together it's almost like a whole new set of goals trying to score by collecting tokens while trying to focus on trapping other players' meeples.
lol. That's why I thought they may make a fun pair to try.

And now we all know what Dan has in mind for the next tournament!  :@


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via furl Share via linkedin Share via myspace Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via technorati Share via twitter

  Subject / Started by Replies / Views Last post
xx
Clarification of rules - Gold Mines

Started by kirby2003

4 Replies
2112 Views
Last post March 04, 2013, 07:41:49 AM
by kirby2003
xx
Big box 2016 rule clearification - gold mines

Started by Mikki1211

2 Replies
476 Views
Last post January 08, 2018, 11:55:14 PM
by Mikki1211
lamp
Element Match-Ups: Index

Started by whaleyland

0 Replies
5466 Views
Last post October 30, 2015, 04:52:23 PM
by whaleyland
question
The Big Follower & The Festival: Element Match-Ups #9

Started by whaleyland

2 Replies
1267 Views
Last post November 15, 2015, 10:52:01 AM
by Halfling
question
The Bazaars & The Messengers – Element Match-Ups #13

Started by whaleyland

1 Replies
1277 Views
Last post December 11, 2015, 01:19:07 PM
by kettlefish