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Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:13:51 AM »
Hi all,

Looking for some Carcassonne content, I found a version apparently distributed only in Iran. In the same way that current version of Carcassonne sold in Arabic peninsula, they changed a little bit the name of some components (clusters and abbot). In this version the changes are not only restricted to names, the entire art (logo, box, tiles, even back of the tiles) is totally different.



Check this blog to see what I am talking about:
http://mrgamers.ir/1398/02/18/%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B3-%D9%BE%D8%B1%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B4-%D8%AA%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%86-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B2%DB%8C-%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%85%DB%8C%D8%B2%DB%8C/

When I saw it, I thought that it was (or is) a fan-made version, like Legend of Zelda or Super Mario Bros fan-editions. However, I found it was distributed and sold widely in plenty of websites, some of them dedicated to sell board games in Iran. That makes me think that it is not just a fan print and play.
https://ketabsara.co/Product/37017/%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%88%D8%B3
https://bazidone.com/product/kados/
https://artikala.com/product/kadous/
http://smartstore.ir/SmartGame/189/carcassonne-%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%B1%DA%A9%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%86%D9%87

I am pretty sure this edition is not related with HiG (no logo is found in any box) in any way (licensed, approved, or partnered); nevertheless, they, in some descriptions, mention HiG as the original publisher and  Klaus-Jürgen Wrede as designer.

I searched about this company, but their website is dead (https://web.archive.org/web/20140730194758/http://www.kadousgame.com:80/) and the Facebook profile is not active since 2014 (https://www.facebook.com/kadousgame). Its release was recent, for that maybe some copies are out there.

If someone knows something else about this project, I would be happy to read more about.

Best

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4798.0
« Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 07:35:54 AM by carlium »

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Re: Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 02:11:13 PM »
Amazing discovery!

I don't know if Davari (reachable on Slack) can help you. He was working on the Farsi (Iranian language) translation of WICA.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2020, 02:19:43 PM by Meepledrone »
Questions about rules? Check WICA: www.wikicarpedia.com

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Re: Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 07:35:35 AM »
Thanks for the tip Meepledrone! I will check the Slack channel to see if Davari knows something about this edition.

I really liked it, it is very well done, and I loved the way they put the initial "ک" as tile logo, same as the Cyliric versions of the game.





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Re: Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 03:16:16 PM »
That looks awesome indeed. I'd love to be able to get hold of a copy of that.

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Re: Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 04:27:48 AM »
+1 on that!
It's really a nice almost obscure piece of Carcassonne that is very interesting!
I wonder if there are other versions like this out there...
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Re: Iranian version of Carcassonne (Kados or کادوس)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 06:52:55 AM »
+1 on that!

Let me know if you find it anywhere and can order two copies. I'll split the postage with you... ;)


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