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The Falcon expansion
« on: March 03, 2020, 06:42:05 AM »
Someone asked me about how the tiles were and more, so here a what more in depth review of my experience with the printed version of the Falcon expansion for The Castle from Print and Play Games. This was a community asked assignment for a small group, I don't know if they still make it on order or have some left over. Nor do I want to advertise for Print and Play Games. Just my experience with this assignment and how it has been made. Also the vector files would probably be not 100% correct, but I wasn't involved in the making of those or the contact to create them.

Have fun with my little story to read and more important how it looks. :)

PnP files are available for free: https://www.knizia.de/more/

The review

TLDR; A bunch of people wanted to have the falcon expansion printed by a company, because they couldn't do it themself and arranged it :)

So it all started on BGG(BoardGameGeek) here https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2328952/producing-copy-vector-files-needed as someone tried to find vector files for the falcon expansion to let it print by a company. So later on they found someone who did it for them and arranged a print by a company to order for a small amount of I think it was 30 euro's with shipping in the USA. So I jumped in with some others from here to.

To say before my criticism. They did a way better job then I would have done it.

So little then a week ago I received the tiles and gates in a small padded envelope.

In the envelope I found all the components and tiles.

The tiles are a bit thinner then normal Carcassonne tiles and that is maybe not for everyone a good thing.  :o as we all know by heart how a normal Carc tile feels like. Also on BGG Gillum described all in full details https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2375543/production-print-and-play-games-photos. To see it for yourself.

I think they could have printed the tiles different, but they look good for me. Maybe I will try those sleevy things on these. As they are not as robust as Carc tiles feel. Also on the backside of the tiles is a pressed square, where the press pressed on to the tile to compress the tiles. This square is really notable and can be seen by any trained eye. [see next picture]

 
Then the gates. The gates look good on first side when I saw the back. Till I turned them and saw that they were cut on the other side. Leaving a non smooth side. As those will always be pointed to our beloved eyes, they will always be in the spotlight. [see next picture]

The gates fit good enough and I'm happy they fit :)

After all I wouldn't say they did a good job, but I'm happy with it. After all I can play with the Falcon Expansion and have fun instead of trying to cut it myself. I thank Print and Play Games that they were able to create it for us and the good customer service. They were fast with mailing and pricing for shipping.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4537.0
« Last Edit: March 03, 2020, 06:44:41 AM by Sinscerly »
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Re: The Falcon expansion
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 07:17:29 AM »
Hi Sinscerly!

Thank you for this great review!

In my case, the gates fit quite loose in one case and two tight in the other. In the latter case, after a couple of tries, the original castle pieces started to peel a bit in the back.

Will you try the expabsion any soon? I'd like to hear about it from you too.

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Re: The Falcon expansion
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 07:35:15 AM »
I agree with you Sincerely... I'm very sad about the results... The tiles are very diferent and the gates soo wrong... Could be worse, yes but I was expecting more of that sincerely ..

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Re: The Falcon expansion
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 08:56:36 AM »
Yes, I hope so when I have time to play.

As for the results, I don't know where the problem about the quality lays. A bit by the producer, who has no expertises on Carcassonne related content. And maybe another part, but it's al speculation as I already said maybe at the transfer to vector files.

I'm gratefull that I can play with it. But further responses will probably be after the first plays


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