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Big Box 5 - A New Big Box in the Netherlands
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:55:55 AM »
So hello again,

I dunno if anyone already saw it, but there is an intressting new big box coming out in the netherlands:

http://www.999games.nl/spel/Carcassonne%2BBig%2BBox%2B2

It contains:

carcassonne
Wheel of fortune
River I
The expansion
Sheeps and Hills
Traders and builders

and..

2 new colors: pink and purple.

sadly sheeps and hills as a stand alone box hasnt been out yett in the netherlands.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=917.0
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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 01:40:19 AM »
Thats indeed a good one!

Instead of "The expansion", you could say Inns and Cathedrals. Funny that they keep calling it that way after 8 other expansions came out.

I'm also waiting for Sheep and Hills to be released by 999 games. I could easily order it in Germany but I've got a €15 voucher that I want to use at the local board games store.

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 02:22:04 AM »
Thats indeed a good one!

Instead of "The expansion", you could say Inns and Cathedrals. Funny that they keep calling it that way after 8 other expansions came out.

I'm also waiting for Sheep and Hills to be released by 999 games. I could easily order it in Germany but I've got a €15 voucher that I want to use at the local board games store.

Haha yeah, im always struggling with the translations, they will release it soon, its already on their site that they are going to release it.

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 02:30:55 AM »
I was not interested in the big box, but it is now.
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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 02:48:55 AM »
As far as I know and as I read in Piezadeinicio, a spanish carcassonne blog, this very same edition of the big box is also coming to Spain released by devir, the spanish distributor. It should come later this year, around fall/Winter.
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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 04:37:31 AM »
I wonder if it contains all the tiles from wheel of fortune or just the specific additional tiles..

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 06:01:32 AM »
Here is a link to boardgamegeek.com post which seems to indicate it's both the basic game and the Wheel of Fortune tiles included:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1210397/carcassonne-big-box-1-or-2-dutch-version

I'm curious why it's always River I or II in any release and not both at the same time. Is it because of different companies?
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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 06:09:01 AM »
I'm curious why it's always River I or II in any release and not both at the same time. Is it because of different companies?

I suspect it's because there aren't any official rules about using both rules together (2 springs, etc.). There are certainly a number of good work-arounds for using multiple rivers that are used by members here, but the publishers probably figure that that would just make things confusing for new players.

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 06:17:30 AM »
I've did the correction reading for the German Rules from HiG.

My BigBox5 is on the way to me.  >:D

I really like the rules and this BigBox5.
I hope that the package will come tomorrow or in two days...


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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 11:35:51 AM »
I'm curious why it's always River I or II in any release and not both at the same time. Is it because of different companies?
It's because River II is now considered a part of Count, King & Robber (Expansion 6). It no longer is a stand-alone mini-expansion.

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Now that the news is official, can you give us any insights into what tiles from Wheel of Fortune are included (all 72 or just the 19, or something else?) and if there are any new rules for the 7th and 8th player meeples?

As just an observation, this is by far the most revolutionary Big Box from Hans im Glück. It includes two entirely uncollected expansions, and the addition of the two new meeple colors is something they have not attempted before. I can only assume that the included expansions are going to have the new meeple colors included for the Big Follower, Traders, Pig, and Shepherd pieces. It does stink just a little that any other expansions (Carcassonne Minis, Phantom, Abbey & Mayor, etc) won't include those two new colors as a part of their core sets. Still, I am very excited about this new Big Box, though I still won't be buying it (I already have everything included!).

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 12:20:44 PM »
I just re-read the release and noticed "2 - 8 speler(s)" is listed on the sidebar. So this compilation will promote playing 8-player games, which also tells me that it will include all or most of Wheel of Fortune's 72 tiles to boost the tile count.

Any other surprises included with this, kettlefish?

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 01:53:40 PM »

. I can only assume that the included expansions are going to have the new meeple colors included for the Big Follower, Traders, Pig, and Shepherd pieces. It does stink just a little that any other expansions (Carcassonne Minis, Phantom, Abbey & Mayor, etc) won't include those two new colors as a part of their core sets.

That is one very good observation, sadly i only dont have the color purple, so then i would need to buy the missing parts then i guess..

I think i will buy this one, but im unsure, i dont have the purple color, wheel and sheeps not. i always wanted a extra set of the normal carc, so is it smart for me to buy it?



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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 02:14:31 PM »
I have seen the complete list of tiles, beautiful 4 tiles alternatives of the river with elements of the expansion 9.
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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 03:07:24 PM »
FOUR NEW TILES!!! WTF?! I really hope these tiles are available elsewhere. And it looks like The River finally has a watermark, too, since that must be what kettlefish posted online a few weeks ago as a teaser for this box. I suppose that may help bring the tile count up to make up for the strange 19 tiles of Wheel of Fortune. Should this non-expansion be called The River III now?

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Re: New Big Box in the Netherlands
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 03:16:50 PM »
The new tiles are replaced by 4 of the "river 1", I think the name remains the same, I have not seen the bifurcation, the river Alternative 1. You can find the list shown on CarcF



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