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The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« on: July 01, 2020, 08:08:41 AM »
In August last year I received a PM from someone here to say that he was working on a book about Carcassonne, and to ask if I might be interested in collaborating with him on it. A Carcassonne strategy guide was something that I had been thinking about for years, but it wasn't until I was given this opportunity to work with an established author that I decided it was finally time to do something about it. I didn't have to think about his offer for very long, and responded to his message with a resounding "Yes!" the next day...

It's been a very eventful year (almost) since then, but we've persevered regardless of everything that 2020 has had to throw at us and I'm really excited not just by having my name on the front cover of a published book, but in terms of everything that we managed to cram into its 200+ pages!

 

For anyone who may be interested, here's a quick breakdown of the main areas the book focuses on:
  • How Carcassonne came to be, and the influence it has had over modern boardgaming
  • Competitive Carcassonne
  • Carcassonne Strategy: Basic and Advanced
  • Expert tips from 5 Carcassonne world champions
  • Carcassonne's 10 major/ boxed expansions - descriptions and tips
  • Timeline of Carcassonne spin-offs
  • An exclusive interview with Klaus-Jürgen Wrede about his feelings towards Carcassonne and how it has changed his life
Our hope is that we've included sufficient breadth and depth of detail as to ensure that the book appeals to new and long-standing Carcassonne fans alike, regardless of what specific areas they may be interested to read more about. It is now available through Amazon and costs a mere £7.95 so should be within most people's budgets.

If you do happen to buy a copy of the book and enjoy reading it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon and encouraging your friends/ family/ colleagues/ random people in the street to buy a copy too! As always, I'm truly grateful for all the encouragement and support that I've received through the Carcassonne Central community with regards this project and I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone thinks of the finished article, so please be kind ;)

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4708.0

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 09:08:31 AM »
This is absolutely amazing! I always wondered when something like this would come out  :(y) :(y) :gray-meeple:

You already have at least one buyer in me!

So as I understand it, the majority of strategy oriented content is focused on tournament style 1 vs 1 format known from world championships?

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 09:28:21 AM »
My order is done! :D


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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 09:49:22 AM »
Book ordered. Hope the sequel will focus on how to win at Carcassonne, so I might have a hope of one day beating Dan, Casumeeple, sincerely, merlin_89, uhone, jackface, wallaceprime, Rosco, thesteveallen and all you others who beat me time and again.
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 10:28:52 AM »
That's why you made the FAQ  :o

Congratz on your ?first? published book  :)) :(y)
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 10:29:38 AM »
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Book ordered. Hope the sequel will focus on how to win at Carcassonne, so I might have a hope of one day beating Dan, Casumeeple, sincerely, merlin_89, uhone, jackface, wallaceprime, Rosco, thesteveallen and all you others who beat me time and again.

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 11:28:18 AM »
Awesome Dan!

This is a great present for all of us!  ;)

Ordered submitted already. I will receive my copy around July 8th-9th....

Darn! I have another summer ahead full of Carcassonne reading... So impatient!  ;D

Congrats & Cheers!

PS: BTW, for the next one, we expect to read something like you currently live outside Carcassonne (at least in Summer).  ;)

+1 merit from me.  ^-^
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 12:11:51 PM »
Now the book is published, well worth typing Dan Chard Net Worth in your search engine. Amazing.

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 01:29:39 PM »
Well I, for one, am not buying it.  I think $122 is a bit too steep.   :o :(n)

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Carcassonne-Strategy-Tips-Tactics/dp/B086Y4FV9J/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=carcassonne+book+strategy&qid=1593634441&sr=8-4

The issue with the price has been a strange one, but please know that that is NOT the intended price. It may take a little while for the price to settle on the £7.95 (or equivalent) it's supposed to be in all regions, but please do check again later and let me know if the incorrect price is still being shown. :-[

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 03:34:12 PM »
@danisthirsty

Wow...I am thrilled and impressed!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH :-)  :(y)
I will order this exciting book immediately  ^-^

While browsing (I always like to order several things at once on platforms like Amazon), I also came across this book by co-author "Steve Dee".
Does anyone know something about this book?
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B084GGZQZR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&psc=1
Think if I should also order this book ;-)

By the way ;-)
I wish you a big birthday party - CONGRATULAIONS!
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 05:13:19 PM »
Congrats again Dan but this time for your birthday!!!  O0

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 10:19:19 PM »
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2020, 05:09:15 AM »
That's awesome and such a fair price. Just ordered mine. So excited to read it. Thx Dan! :(y) and all the best for your birthday  :yellow-meeple:

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2020, 06:24:38 AM »
Ordered mine as well! Looking forward to receiving it!
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