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Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« on: February 17, 2021, 10:42:07 PM »
I'm having a thought about the 15 new tiles for the special expansion...beyond the extended river tiles. So, the picture shows that it looks like there will be some festival tiles. The last two festivals both added 10 tiles each, but the description says 15....so maybe 10 festival plus something else??? -  :pink-meeple:

So for some reason I interpreted “anniversary-mini-expansion” as the Festival tiles we’ve seen with 10yr and 15yr, but maybe it’s not a Festival pack this time?? I mean, going with their theme, we gotta expect a 20yr Festival, but maybe that’s not this pack? Ugh, now I’m back on the “this might be worth it” train  ::) :neutral-meeple:

Also, hearing the news from Z-Man and their delay, maybe I might just get a German copy - this community has been fantastic with translation  8)

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 10:47:14 PM »
It's 15 tiles instead of 10 for festival, so it's either a different festival, either a new mini  :D

I'll definitely buy a German copy and not wait for a French release (I'm not even sure if there will be a French release, and if there's one, it's still going to take even more time to be available in Switzerland)  :yellow-meeple:

I'm gonna train my rusted German a little bit  ;)
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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 10:56:38 PM »
Oh, it could also be... 11th expansion with 15 tiles  :D :D :D

But I don't think so  :-\

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 07:37:42 AM »
Why does everybody think it is a festival?  :o Because of the little guy running around with a 20 flag? That is most likely just one of the easter eggs mentioned, not the expansion.
The first festival had 10 tiles because it was 10th anniversary, 15th anniversary didn't have 15 tiles but still 10, and was essentially a reprint for CII. It wouldn't make sense for it to be 15 tiles if they finally decided to update the tile count, and we already have CII festival anyway. And if you say it is really 20 tiles becuse of 5 extra river tiles, that doesn't make sense either, because who would make use of 5 festivals on the river at the beginning of the game?

I think it is something new, or CII reprint of something which we haven't seen.

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 09:24:54 AM »
Maybe a pictorial representation of my speculation would work best
1) 5 new river tiles
2) ten 20th festival tiles (yea because of the flag) and yes 10 because last two festivals were ten tiles
3) 5 still as yet unexplained new mini-expansion tiles

But it’s all speculation

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 09:58:52 AM »
We need a poll ;)

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 11:31:34 AM »
I agree. No festival...

And there is no 15-tile C1 expansion as far as I remember...  >:D

It is something new.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 12:54:44 AM »
I still hope that, despite the necessary and actually probably very nice festival looking, these 15 tiles are two "something else" miniexpansions. There were already two editions of The Festival and frankly, while routinely mixing F10 or F15 into the play tiles, we very seldom actually use the mechanics. To me, yet another version of The Festival would be a dissapointment.

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 08:49:05 AM »
I'm having a thought about the 15 new tiles for the special expansion...beyond the extended river tiles. So, the picture shows that it looks like there will be some festival tiles. The last two festivals both added 10 tiles each, but the description says 15....so maybe 10 festival plus something else??? -  :pink-meeple:

So for some reason I interpreted “anniversary-mini-expansion” as the Festival tiles we’ve seen with 10yr and 15yr, but maybe it’s not a Festival pack this time?? I mean, going with their theme, we gotta expect a 20yr Festival, but maybe that’s not this pack? Ugh, now I’m back on the “this might be worth it” train  ::) :neutral-meeple:


Why does everybody think it is a festival?  :o Because of the little guy running around with a 20 flag? That is most likely just one of the easter eggs mentioned, not the expansion.
The first festival had 10 tiles because it was 10th anniversary, 15th anniversary didn't have 15 tiles but still 10, and was essentially a reprint for CII. It wouldn't make sense for it to be 15 tiles if they finally decided to update the tile count, and we already have CII festival anyway. And if you say it is really 20 tiles becuse of 5 extra river tiles, that doesn't make sense either, because who would make use of 5 festivals on the river at the beginning of the game?

I think it is something new, or CII reprint of something which we haven't seen.

Looking at those tile images I agree that the group with the guy carrying the 20 flag is possibly an Easter egg.. That group could almost be construed as Peasant Revolts trigger.

The party tables depicted on that tile and the city tile behind it are the more likely indicators for the anniversary expansion tiles I feel - if of course they are not just Easter Eggs too - They do however fit with a festival or celebratory theme, which of course is still appropriate for an anniversary.

More specifically though, they look like represent a Street Party or Straßenfest (and personally I quite like that as an expansion name, especially in German).  Street Parties in the UK are typically held for things like Coronations or Jubilees although they are 5 years early for calling it a jubilee*, aesthetically speaking, it should be a 25th anniversary (in English anyway, I have no idea if that applies in German, see below**)

Hopefully it will have a unique mechanic in addition to a unique name, rather than just being Festival 20.

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The premium box contains the base game, as well as the mini-expansions “the river” (with 5 brand new river tiles), “the abbot” and an “anniversary-mini-expansion” (consisting of 15 never-before-seen tiles).

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In der edlen Box kommt das Grundspiel, sowie die Mini-Erweiterungen „Der Fluss“ (mit zusätzlichen 5 ganz neuen Fluss-Plättchen) , „der Abt“ , sowie eine „Jubiläumsmini-Erweiterung“ (bestehend aus bisher nicht dagewesenen 15 Plättchen).

The quote appears clear that the 15 tiles belong to the mini expansion so I do not think we are getting 2 minis here (bar the 5 extra river).  I do hope however that “anniversary-mini-expansion” / „Jubiläumsmini-Erweiterung“ isn't the actual name of the expansion, I like my idea better  :P  :D

* [Subject to how well it translates***] Part Prediction / Part Suggestion for 5 years time  ;)  Watch this space  ;D

** Translations according to Google

English to German
Street Party  =   Straßenfest
Jubilee         =   Jubiläum
Anniversary  =   Jahrestag

German to English
Straßenfest   =  Street Party
Jubiläum       =  Anniversary
Jahrestag      =  Anniversary

*** Shucks  ::)

Speculation is fun  ;D

This appears to be coming out at wrong time of the year but Oktoberfest would be another good name and potentially fun theme for a mini (or homebrew)  expansion (Carcassonne for Adults comes to mind lol).

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2021, 02:21:24 PM »
I think this anniversary expansion could also use the Watertowers  those pictures are not already officially used in any expansion, right ?

I don't think a new festival could fit their way of re-print C1 exps... Do we have 2 C1 Minis that have got 15 tiles when you add their tiles ? (and those two mminis should be related because they do ptell about it as only one expansion !)

No, in my opinion, a brand new C2 expansion (that could also fit as a 11th Exp.  O:-) )...

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Re: Speculations around 20th anniversary edition
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 02:02:38 AM »
20 tiles, with the extra river tiles included, could be enough for an 11th expansion however some sort of new ‘wood’ would be in order, be it a new meeple / follower type(s) or something akin to bridges / tower floors / dragon & fairy / count.

This of course opens a whole other avenues of speculation to partake in :) 20th anniversary does seem an ideal time to add the 20th meeple to the set (‘full’ sets currently being 19 meeple (sans phantoms anyway), but what might it/they be?

If the theme is still along lines of festival / celebration then the previous anniversary mini expansions stayed as just that and did not subsequently become part of a boxed expansion, so if 11th expansion is on the cards this year then that could be entirely new content (like Under The Big Top).

Also I recon 20th Anniversary is a good time to have another Carcassonne related Spiel Doch with a new bonus (micro?) expansion - the two 'Spiel' 'Doch' tiles might seem a bit meh but I actually quite like the Labyrinth :)

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