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Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:31:40 AM »
I’m not normally someone who says "Yikes", but December is now just two days away. Yikes! :o

One of my favourite December traditions is the Carcassonne Central Advent Quiz which is now in its fourth year (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)! It’s a great opportunity to review what’s happened over the course of the year within our little community, and to test your knowledge of who said what (or at least your ability to use the Search feature anyway).

My hope is that it will be more fun than opening a new window on your advent calendar each day anyway (although probably not as tasty as eating the little chocolate that was behind it)...

Here’s a quick recap/ update of the rules for anyone who hasn’t taken part in one of our previous quizzes:

- Between the 1st and 24th December I will post a single question each day (at a random time), to which the answer will be the name of a member of our community here at CarcC. Going on previous experience, it seems likely that most questions will be fairly easy for most people to answer (I'm the one posing them after all :P), but I won't ever ask anything that a quick and/ or cunning search of the forums won't reveal.

- When you know the answer, don't post it on this thread! :-X Because then everyone will know, and we don't want that. Instead, send me a PM including the question number and your answer for that day. I won't respond to your PM (please don't be offended), but if you get the answer correct you will win one or more quiz points depending on how many others have answered it correctly before you: 3 points for the first person to provide a correct answer, 2 points to the second and 1 point for anyone else who answers correctly. C:-)

Based on feedback from last year I am extending the range of points on offer this year as follows:

1st correct answer5 points
2nd correct answer4 points
3rd correct answer3 points
4th correct answer2 points
All subsequent correct answers   1 point

- There's no cut-off date for any particular questions so don't despair if you miss any. You can even answer all 24 questions on Christmas eve if you want, but don't expect to score big overall...

- Once Christmas and boxing day are behind us, I will post the correct answers – one at a time – along with who won the big points (or indeed any points) and total scores per participant. This is where it gets really fun! :o :(y)

- The overall winner will be the person with the most points at the end of the quiz, but there is likely to be a small prize for everyone who answers all questions regardless of whether they manage to answer any of them correctly. Last year I gave away something very special indeed, and I'm hoping to think of something even more specialer between now and the end of the quiz. But obviously it will be a surprise. O:-)

Since I still haven't posted the prizes from last year I don't want to get myself even further into debt here, so this year will be for fun and bragging rights only.

Any questions, please ask now. Otherwise, you can expect question 1 of 24 sometime on Saturday! O0

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 09:33:31 AM »
Good news!  Thanks for doing this again Dan.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 10:45:23 AM »
let's rock this O0

Great you keep doing this :D
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 12:13:34 AM »
Allright! Looking forward to this :)
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 11:24:45 PM »
It's "White Rabbits" day
In a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars Advent Calendar awaitsI'm in
Yikes indeed  :)
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 07:47:03 AM »
Happy December everyone! Let's get started with the advent quiz. Good luck!

Q1:
Many among those of us who play Carcassonne via the iOS app made a new friend in January. But who was it that first told us about "Frank", and how to unlock him?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 10:56:34 AM »
Q2:
In the build-up to the 2018 Carcassonne world championships in October, one forum member in particular was keen to offer a golden meeple to one lucky children's football coach (I was never entirely sure why). Who was this?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 02:27:37 AM »
Q3:
Back in March, four forum members met up for a day of gaming at a boardgame cafe in London called D20. Games played included Flamme Rouge, Habitats, Imhotep, Citadels, NMBR 9, Dice City, 7 Wonders and of course Carcassonne. Flamme Rouge, NMBR 9 and Imhotep were entirely new to me, and while I wasn't entirely convinced by Flamme Rouge or NMBR 9 I did particularly enjoy Imhotep. With a string of last-place finishes behind (and in front of) me, it was no surprise that I finished fourth in Imhotep, but who won?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 03:36:09 AM »
Q4:
In September we had a discussion around which single items are treasured enough to be given pride of place in our respective Carcassonne collections. It was a tough choice for many of us with so many special things to choose from, but one forum member in particular chose his prize from the 2016 Advent Quiz (signed moustache tile) as his most prized possession. Who was this?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 04:26:23 AM »
Q5:
When a newish forum member posted in June to seek advice on how to remove a dot made by a marker on the back of one of his tiles, there were many suggestions of varying degrees of usefulness. However, the most useless (albeit innovative) of all of these suggestions was to make a similar ink dot on the remaining 71 tiles! ::) Who suggested this?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 07:19:37 AM »
Q6:
In October, one of our forum members announced that he would be representing Hungary at the Carcassonne world championships despite finishing behind two other competitors at their national championship. Who was this?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 12:01:15 PM »
Q7:
Although the first couple of prototype sets were available to look at in 2016, it wasn't until this year that the exclusive, limited-edition Carcassonne book-boxes were available through the Cundco store. The hefty price tag proved somewhat prohibitive for many of us, but who was the first forum member proud enough to show one of these beauties off via the photos he posted of his own set in November?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 10:39:06 AM »
Q8:
After experiencing some lengthy delays, the final game of the 2017 World Cup of Carcassonne Central was completed in May this year. Dan "the magnificent" isthirty was defeated by 224 points against 206, but who was the eventual winner of this 163-tile, 7-expansion epic clash?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 01:50:32 PM »
Q9:
Back in October, in an act of extraordinary self-sacrifice and generosity, one of our humble forum members was kind enough to offer us for sale a set of FOUR Carcassonne tiles AND a coaster for a mere 125 Euros. Who was this?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 09:17:40 AM »
Q10:
Who made a big announcement on the forums in October, by posting an image of two phantom cases and a red meeple standing on a Carcassonne landscape?

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