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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 07:05:09 AM »
A beautiful box art!  Great to see it develop too!

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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 11:27:14 AM »
That's a pretty box! I hope they bring back the dark red border a couple frames back. It'll hurt to cover some of that beautiful art, but it still looks nice, and matches with the rest of the Around the World series.

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2018, 02:34:08 AM »
More details at these urls:

Safari:

https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/news/safari-News.html
https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/spiele/safari.html

A 1€ donation is being given to Ombili Foundation for every copy sold.

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2018, 08:00:01 AM »
New info here guys:

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2018, 06:47:21 AM »
Looks interesting :-)

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2018, 08:47:26 AM »
Guess I can share some thoughts, after playing the prototype at the International Meetup last month.

I really liked the way it's possible to encourage/give insensitive other players to help you work on features.  I'm not sure how it will hold up with 2-players though.  I know MrNumbers had strong feelings on how the jeep can be misused.

I like how the waterholes are constructed, and how you can steal points away by completing other players.

I found the trees somewhat difficult.  There are plenty of them and they are the key to big points granting you access to watering holes.

The tile selection is very diverse, similar to Over Hills and Dales.

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2018, 01:23:31 AM »
I guess I will follow Decar with some of my opinions. Naturally those are based on prototype version.

Graphics are mediocre. Far from beautiful Amazonas or South Seas.
Each previous Spinn-off introduced some new fun mechanism. I do not find new rules fun. This game is all about biting few points here and there. Some from the jeep, some from the watering hole, some from the small forest.

This is clearly for beginner players, so they have chance to get few points each turn. Players end up in the end very close in the scoring track and there is very little chance for some long term strategies.

Naturally all that is just my opinion but what upset me most is that Gold Rush and Safari will be only around the world spin-offs published in Poland by polish publisher, while they are two worst up to this moment.

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2018, 01:29:34 AM »
Looking at the video the tiles seem more vivid that I remember, I hope that's not just camera trickery.  I guess I'll find out at Essen!
I didn't think the choice of colours were fantastic, though the technical layouts were good.

I was surprised to see animals being used to keep score again after a similar mechanic was utilized in Amazonas.

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2018, 06:45:17 AM »
Most probably colors will be more vivid on glossy tiles than those printed on office printer that we saw at 1stICM.

One think I like about animals is this "ticket to ride" style progressive points counting.

Maybe I am just expecting too much. It's hard to do something so fun like amazonas or south seas every time.
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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2018, 01:29:28 PM »
Its not a good choice in my opinion. It is so not original....

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2018, 07:46:03 AM »
HiG has a short overview of the rules at their homepage:

"Safari Regelübersicht"

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2018, 12:48:27 PM »
I dont know if the following news from Spielbox/Nostheide has something to do with Carc. Safari or one of the upcoming new mini expansions....but I´m very corious about this  :)


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The winners of the spielbox-Toto are selected and the winners will be notified in the next few days. More than 90% of the entries were of the same opinion as the jury and chose AZUL.

From now on the job exchange on spielbox.de is opened. Here you can register if you are looking for a job at the fair or if you need help for your booth. Please enter only if you are really interested. Last year, a number of people came together in this way.

The next newsletter will come in the next days and will especially please the Carcassonne friends :-)!

Herzliche Grüße / best regards
Eure spielbox / yours spielbox

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Re: Carcassonne - Safari
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2018, 01:34:28 PM »
Saw this too Big Boss..... I'm hoping it's not news that they found an old garage with a box full of Plague expansions.  Hopefully something more interesting :)


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