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What are you favourite basegame rules?

2000: SmallCity:  2points , Farmers Rules 1st Edition, Farmers Stand
0 (0%)
2001: SmallCity: 2 points, Farmer Rules 2nd Edition, Farmers Stand but may lie down
0 (0%)
2002: SmallCity: 4 points, Farmer Rules 3rd Edition, Farmers Stand but may lie down
1 (1.8%)
2005: SmallCity: 4 points, Farmer Rules 3rd Edition, Farmers Lie Down
50 (89.3%)
2014: Small City: 4 points, Farmer Rules 3rd Edition are an Appendix!
5 (8.9%)

Total Members Voted: 56

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Re: Favouritism Poll #2 - The Base Game Rules
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2016, 02:40:21 PM »
I too never played by earlier rules and voted for 2005. However, introducing a 7 year old boy, we did play a few games without farmers. Would still never teach the game to an adult without, but for kids this is a fine way, I would recommend.

There is another purpose, 2014 rules would never come close to being my favourite. The text stile is in truly annoying childish babble language, which does not improve the slightest the comprehensibility of the rules, even for kids, but is just embarrassing. :-[ It gives the impression, this game is rather for age 4-6 than anything else. This is definitely true for the German rule book, but I think, the English is not any better. So a clear vote for 2005 from my point of view.
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Re: Favouritism Poll #2 - The Base Game Rules
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2016, 02:58:45 PM »
I've not found the Z-man printing too offensive.

Interestingly, I was standing next to Dan in a boardgame shop in London a few weeks ago, and was complaining how many games don't explain the mechanics of their game clearly; they slap on theme without explaining what I'll be doing.  Granted Carcassonne is a relatively simple game mechanically - but the back of Carcassonne's box made it pretty clear.  1.Play a Tile, 2. Play a Meeple, 3. Score Points.

Maybe I should start collecting games that explain their mechanics clearly on the back of the box.

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Re: Favouritism Poll #2 - The Base Game Rules
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2016, 12:06:06 PM »
This Poll is ending a little short.  Given 31 Votes for 2005 Rules and 2 votes for 2014 rules, it's pretty clear who the victor is!

I hope, now the rules are explained, you'll sit down and consider playing with the 2000 rules at least once, just so you know which set of rules won Carcassonne the SdJ prize.  Arguments were made that the prize should be removed from the box because the rules had been modified. If you're a Carcassonne fan, I think you should attempt to experience the original rules even if they've been improved!

The poll will remain open, feel free to comment here, but we're moving on to more exciting debates:

This week we're merging Favouritism and Completionism by asking:

What's your Teacher Preference?


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