Poll

What's your Favourite Big Box?

Big Box 0 - Carcassonne Limited Edition - 2003
2 (4.4%)
Big Box 1 - 2006
3 (6.7%)
Big Box 2 - 2008
12 (26.7%)
Big Box 3 - 2010
7 (15.6%)
Big Box 4 - 2012
5 (11.1%)
Big Box 5 - 2014
16 (35.6%)
Big Box 1 - German Edition 2006 (no River)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 45

Author Topic: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes  (Read 6598 times)

Offline Hounk

  • Baron
  • *****
  • Posts: 965
  • Merit: 15
  • I haven't updated my profile yet!
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2016, 09:06:08 AM »
I own BB4, and considering just the compiled expansions, I still think, this would have been the best one. The 6 minis are nice to have, in particular Fliers and Ferries alone make this a good choice. However, the production failure with the darker and notable thinner tiles degrades this, so I would not have bought that one, if I had known before. I'd say BB2 is the best one regarding this.

Offline Decar

  • Global Moderator
  • Chatelain Officier
  • *
  • Posts: 5327
  • Merit: 238
  • Shut up and take my money!
    • View Profile
    • tehill.net
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2016, 10:03:57 AM »
Thanks for the votes so far everyone - It's a tight race, but BB2 and BB5 are leading the way so far.  I feel it's a tough call between most unique and most favourable expansions!

Offline Clownfeet

  • Nobleman
  • ******
  • Posts: 116
  • Merit: 11
  • I have updated my profile now!
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2016, 12:11:18 PM »
I'm with jtatom here. As a totally insane full tile completionist. Big box 5 was the one for me. To be fair I was playing with an old set which I then upgraded to the 10th anniversary box. The big box was a no brainer for me.
must...collect...more...tiles....

Offline hunnymonster

  • Duke
  • *
  • Posts: 226
  • Merit: 11
  • An ugly bag of mainly water
    • View Profile
    • The Shaving Room - a UK-based community for traditional grooming
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2016, 01:21:29 PM »
I went with BB3 as it personally brought a bang for the buck. Every BB as fter that felt too pricy for it's content.
  This is of course Sweden experience where BB5 cost more than 80 Euro in some local stores.
It was only available for just short of £80 here in the UK when I bought mine (from Germany for €37 delivered)
Whatever it is, it's probably in the post from Germany...

Offline Curt194

  • Nobleman
  • ******
  • Posts: 127
  • Merit: 8
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2016, 03:20:16 PM »
I'm having a lot of trouble deciding on this one so I'm holding off voting for now. I own two big boxes, 4 and 5. I am happy with both of them, however I feel the earlier big boxes probably offered better value.

Despite the original content on offer in big box 5, and the chance to get wheel of fortune as well, I feel as though I'd be less happy with this if it were the only Carcassonne I owned, as opposed to say big box 2 or big box 3 so I'm leaning towards either of these.

I do, however,  also really like the mini expansions for BB4 as they feel like quite nice first expansions to try out after starting with the base game then I&C and T&B. The darker tiles don't bother me too much, but I can see how it can also be seen as a bit of a negative compared to the other boxes.

Offline Hounk

  • Baron
  • *****
  • Posts: 965
  • Merit: 15
  • I haven't updated my profile yet!
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2016, 03:32:44 PM »
I'd argue, the thickness of the tiles disturbes me more then the darkness. Because once you noticed that, you can spot the difference on a stack, if you mix with other expansions.

Offline Valheru

  • Marquis
  • ***
  • Posts: 417
  • Merit: 19
  • More tiles, less rules!
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2016, 04:58:13 PM »
Big Box 5 here, because it got me into this game and collecting it and I'm very happy it did. Because it made me collect almost everything, I really don't care what was initially in it.  :D
"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming..."

Offline Christopher

  • Count
  • **
  • Posts: 297
  • Merit: 12
  • It's not the years, it's the mileage.
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2016, 12:03:00 PM »
Big Box Two is my favourite. I think it has the best mix. Three would be my second, then one. Four I thought was strange. Big Boxes had big expansions up to then, apart from the river, but this had six minis. Bizarre. I'm not a huge fan of Big Box Five, because of the random additions to the River. I didn't really understand the reasoning. The weird base game/Wheel of Fortune mix was also odd. I understand the reasoning behind this, you wouldn't want two copies of the base game. But having wheel tiles which you use in a base game but ignore if playing normally? Weird.
Look to the north. Keep looking. There's nothing coming from the south.

Offline Halfling

  • Baron
  • *****
  • Posts: 1052
  • Merit: 48
  • Welcome tournament 2015 winner.
    • View Profile
Re: Favouritism Poll #7 - Big Boxes
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2016, 11:51:28 AM »
The 1st Big Box in the new artwork because I'll be buying it.
The Geek shall inherit the earth if we get a good die role


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
exclamation
Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule

Started by Decar

32 Replies
8696 Views
Last post April 07, 2016, 12:42:20 AM
by Decar
xx
Favouritism Poll #8 - Spiel Tiles

Started by Decar

15 Replies
1241 Views
Last post July 18, 2019, 02:20:14 PM
by Windekind
thumbup
Favouritism Poll #1 - The Scoring Tracks

Started by Decar

45 Replies
11408 Views
Last post November 06, 2017, 08:14:32 AM
by SamoolSamosa
clip
Favouritism Poll #5 : Start Tile

Started by dirk2112

33 Replies
9609 Views
Last post April 22, 2016, 10:28:47 AM
by Decar
question
Favouritism Poll #4 : Base Game Box Art

Started by Decar

26 Replies
6672 Views
Last post September 19, 2017, 11:09:24 PM
by aenima