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After more than 10 years collecting carcassonne matching the colors of the tiles of different expansions has been a headache. Surely for many of you too. There are also many who do not mind mixing the different shades of colors in a kind of color cocktail, but it is not my case.
First of all I have to say that 100% homogeneous is impossible but I think that with these tips they may help you when organizing the games and joining the expansions together with the ideal basic game. Visually you will be surprised and I think that many can be very useful. And very satisfying to watch while playing.
Let's start. You will need first three basic carcassonnes of three different colors with the expansions as follows:

-Carcassonne first edition 2000 of HiG (dark green)
     -The plague
     -Corn Circles I
     -Monasteries in Germany (Dutch and Belgium Monasteries)
     -Cathedrals in Germany
     -The labyrinth
     -Castles in Germany
     -The cult (spielbox)
     -Darmstadt





-Carcassonne 10th anniversary edition or 2001 edition of HiG (medium green)
     -I&C first edition HiG (no watermark)
     -T&B first edition HiG (no watermark)
     -P&D first edition HiG (no watermark)
     -Tower first edition HiG (no watermark)
     -K&B first edition HiG (no watermark)
     -GQ #11 (no watermark)
     -The festival (no watermark)





-Carcassonne 2012 HiG edition (light green)
     -I&C (with watermark)
     -T&B (with watermark)
     -P&D (with watermark)
     -Tower (with watermark)
     -A&M (with watermark)
     -C,K&R (with watermark)
     -Catapult (with watermark)
     -B,C&B (with watermark)
     -H&S (with watermark) and River III
     -The Cathars
     -The tunnels
     -Windrosen
     -6 minis
     -River I&II
     -The Count
     -Corn circles II
     -The school
     -Die Belagerer
     -Little Buildings
     -Half & half I, II
     -GQ #11 (2 river tiles)
 







I hope it is useful and encourages you to play in a harmonious and visually pleasing way. Any opinions or comments are welcome.
     
     




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Very nice guide to  various shades of green in Carcassonne  :(y) Finally I have something to refer to when explaining the topic to someone else!

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Also, may I ask how did you sleeve the Halflings ?

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Hi DrMeeple,

Thank you for sharing your insights.

+1 merit from me.

Cheers!

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Thank you all! I will make a post explaining how to sleeving halflings. It's not very hard.

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It was about time...  Why are you taking so long >:D

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Be patience Meepledrone!  ;) ;D

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Also I would like to know, how have you sleeved the double tiles from Castles in Germany. Do you use Swan sleeves or some others?
Edit, I have realized that you can put the sleeve from left-hand-side and right-hand-side to meet in the middle. Have you trimmed off one of the flaps?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 01:52:58 AM by ma_Rysia »

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No spoilers but DrMeeple has also suceeded in sleeving triple-sized tiles such as the Safari start tile. I leave it here for now.  8)

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No spoilers but DrMeeple has also suceeded in sleeving triple-sized tiles such as the Safari start tile. I leave it here for now.  8)

Shut the door - Sleeve it out - no way.  I tried using Durex but not successful.
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Re: The best color matching of carcassonne tiles after almost 20 years for C1
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 11:43:49 AM »
I asked him to create a topic on all this but he is just keeping you waiting to make you all beg.  :o

I'm serious now. He will do it when he finds the time. He is eager to share his lessons learned. ^-^

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Re: The best color matching of carcassonne tiles after almost 20 years for C1
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 05:47:09 AM »
Question on first edition of Carcassonne: It has to be the one with 70 scoretrack or it can be any with the thieve on the bow instead of the princess ?

Now to complete All 3 sets, that's quite a challenge !

Any ideas to check in second hand the barcode or such for first edition of expansions 1 - 5 ? For the second shade
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Re: The best color matching of carcassonne tiles after almost 20 years for C1
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 08:23:37 AM »
Question on first edition of Carcassonne: It has to be the one with 70 scoretrack or it can be any with the thieve on the bow instead of the princess ?
I think it is only the HIG first edition, with the 70 point scoretrack. I've got a Dutch 999 Games first edition, will compare the shade of green tonight as i'm curious now :)

Now to complete All 3 sets, that's quite a challenge !
If my Dutch 1st edition has the same colour as the HiG version, i think i've got all 3 sets!

Any ideas to check in second hand the barcode or such for first edition of expansions 1 - 5 ? For the second shade
I've been able to collect all the first editions of the first expansions, without watermark. This was mainly by just searching 2nd hand websites, and scanning the photos for watermarks. Don't know the difference in barcode, but found it (relatively) easy to find these expansions without watermark :)
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Re: The best color matching of carcassonne tiles after almost 20 years for C1
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 06:09:15 AM »
Challenge accepted !

By the way I couldn't check it at home but is there really a different shade on the 10 +2 GQ 11 tiles ?

Now I hope I won't have to do the same for CII but as I understood, shades can also vary within editions ...

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Re: The best color matching of carcassonne tiles after almost 20 years for C1
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2019, 12:14:48 AM »
I asked him to create a topic on all this but he is just keeping you waiting to make you all beg.  :o

I think that it is time to start to beg. ;P


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