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« on: December 31, 2008, 01:25:03 AM »

I stopped by a hardware store on the way home today and bought a digital caliper on sale. Twice someone has asked about the size of tiles, and now I can give an exact answer. For posterity, I'll also measure wooden pieces.

EDIT: I've now also purchased a digital pocket scale to measure the mass of the meeples and other parts.

Digital caliper
Precision: 0.01mm
Limit: 150.00mm

Digital scale
Precision: 0.01g
Limit: 100g

Original Carcassonne and expansions

Tiles: 45.00mm long x 45.00mm wide x 2.05mm thick (thickness varies between expansions from 1.92mm to 2.05mm) - 2.81g
Scoring track: 259.2mm long x 178.2mm wide x 2.04mm thick (length and width are too large to caliper) - approx 65g (too large to weigh on digital scale; had to use a manual suspension hand scale)
Trade good: 20.25mm wide x 20.80mm tall x 2.05mm thick - 0.47g
Tower: 118.42mm wide x 66.12mm deep x 228mm tall (too tall to measure with caliper) - (too heavy; need a larger capacity scale)
Knock out token: 24.85mm wide x 19.97mm tall x 1.95mm thick - 0.64g
Seduction token: 22.05mm wide x 21.86mm tall x 1.95mm thick - 0.62g
Target hurling token: 24.13mm diameter x 1.96mm thick - 0.62g
Catch token: 19.14mm diameter x 1.95mm thick - 0.40g
Measuring board: 205.3mm long x 56.34mm tall x 1.93mm thick (length was approximated; too long to caliper) - 10.51g
(measurement markings from 0 to 20 cm were verified accurate against my tape measure)
Tile bag (T&B): 205mm wide x 264mm tall - 14.07g
Bridge: 45.63mm long x 24.37mm tall x 10.27mm wide - 4.77g
Castle: 36.40mm wide x 29.68mm tall x 2.20mm thick - 1.22g

Regular meeple: 16mm wide x 15.98mm tall x 9.94mm thick - 1.26g
Big meeple: 18.50mm wide x 19.28mm tall x 9.88mm thick - 1.70g
Builder: 14.29mm wide x 20.52mm tall x 9.80mm thick - 1.21g
Pig: 22.11mm long x 11.15mm tall x 8.01mm thick - 0.84g
Count: 19.40mm wide x 29.02mm tall x 10.99mm thick - 2.85g
Fairy: 10.62mm x 18.05mm tall x 10.11mm thick - 0.92g
Dragon: 52.80mm long x 24.88mm tall x 12.03mm thick - 6.18g
Tower: 18.01mm long x 17.13mm wide x 10.84mm tall - 1.80g
Mayor: 18.86mm wide x 18.70mm tall x 10.15mm thick - 1.48g
Wagon: 20.33mm long x 10.08mm tall x 10.12mm thick/wide - 1.22g
Barn: 19.44mm wide x 18.86m long x 15.07mm tall - 2.56g
Catapult: 257mm long x 54mm tall x 22.86mm wide (too long for caliper, and height cannot be calipered due to flexibility) - 29.81g
Pig from Wheel of Fortune: 25.71mm long x 13.66mm tall x 10.12mm thick - 1.91g

Carcassonne: The Castle

Castle tiles: 44.88mm wide x 44.92mm long x 2.03mm thick - 2.81g
Wall tiles: 24.85mm wide x 25.99mm long x 2.00mm thick - 0.88g
Follower: 14.98mm wide x 18.10mm tall x 10.24mm thick - 1.24g
Keep: 13.20mm wide x 20.08mm tall x 10.04mm thick - 1.17g

The Ark of the Covenant

Scoring track: 258.8mm long x 179.1mm wide x 2.04mm thick - approx 60g (too large to weigh on digital scale; had to use a manual suspension hand scale)
Tiles: 43.86mm wide x 44.68 long x 2.11mm thick - 3.20g

Follower: 15.88mm wide x 15.22mm tall x 10.01mm thick - 1.16g
Prophet: 19.67mm wide x 19.48mm tall x 10.21mm thick - 1.76g
Wooden ark: 42.33mm long x 22.20mm wide x 15.79mm tall - 4.03g

New World

Scoring track: 449mm long x 18.0mm wide x 2.17mm thick - approx 95g (too large to measure with caliper and too heavy to weight on digital scale)
Tiles: 44.84mm wide x 44.94mm tall x 2.17mm thick - 2.92g
Settler: 13.23mm wide x 18.28mm tall x 10.08mm thick - 1.05g
Surveyor: 17.71mm wide x 20.89mm tall x 10.28mm thick - 1.76g

Carcassonne: The City

Long wall: 43.69mm long x 14.93mm tall x 8.91mm thick - 3.50g
Short wall: 34.44mm long x 15.07mm tall x 9.00mm thick - 2.93g
Tower: 15.53mm diameter x 33.87mm tall - 2.89g
Meeple: 15.98mm wide x 16.24mm tall x 9.93mm thick - 1.12g

10th Anniversary Edition

Scoring Track: 220mm* wide x 220mm* tall x 1.83mm thick - 40.88g
Tiles: 45.08mm wide x 45.08mm tall x 1.89mm thick - 2.70g
Meeples: 15.82mm wide x 15.85mm tall x 7.98mm thick - 1.43g
Box: 233mm* wide x 233mm* tall x 65.10mm thick (I don't normally measure the box, but since it's meeple-shaped I thought somebody might be interested.)

* Measured with a ruler; may not be exact.

The Phantom

Meeples: 15.82mm wide x 15.85mm tall x 7.98mm thick - 1.43g
Box: 58.44mm wide x 58.82mm tall x 23.83mm thick - 23.15g (empty)

Naturally I couldn't resist and had to buy one of each color of the box.

The Dice Game

Dice: 15.94mm x 15.68mm x 15.77mm - 5.25g
Box: 110.00mm x 109.50mm x 41.61mm thick - 69.46g

I triple-checked the caliper measurements on the dice and got the same numbers each time. You would expect dice to be perfectly square, but apparently not. The dice line up perfectly with each other regardless of orientation, so you can't really tell the difference just by looking at them. I wonder if this makes the catapult side more likely to occur?



Those are the only ones I have at the moment, but I'll add more measurements as I purchase the games/expansions.

  • Joff has heard a rumor that the meeples from The Children of Carcassonne will be 23mm tall x 21mm wide.
  • scotty13 reports that the tiles are 7cm square.
  • According to GAKDragon, the travel Carcasonne tile bag is 18.5cm wide by 29cm tall.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 09:36:51 AM »

Interesting, thickness is close to this
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 03:59:55 PM »

Actually, tile thickness can vary considerably. I own two sets of the basic game, and if I put the cards from each set into one stack, one stack is a full two cards higher than the other! I also own two sets of River II, and even at just 12 cards those stacks come out at differents heights as well.

Very annoying when you want to make tuckboxes with an exact fit... Angry

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P.S.: Color saturation and "glossyness" (is that a word?) can vary as well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 03:07:53 AM »

Hester, do you have pictures that you can show?
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 03:55:35 PM »

Sure do!

Actually I was wrong; for the basic sets, the difference comes to 3 (!) tiles, not just two. Here's an image of two stacks of 36 tiles each (=half the sets):



Here are two stacks of River II:



To show the difference in color saturation, here's one tile from each of the basic sets, front and back:



And finally I tried to capture the difference in light reflection. It took me several attempts, but I think you can see clearly that the tiles from one set are much shinier and have a different surface texture:



They almost "feel" the same, though the one on the right is slightly smoother. I don't think you'd be able to tell them apart by touch when pulling them from a bag.

My problem is that I got the second set cheap and intended to use it for making custom tiles, but now I can't decide which to keep. The nicer looking tiles are also the thinner ones and hence would be better suited for sticking something onto them without getting noticeably thicker that the rest...

Novelty, if you'd like more or different pictures, just let me know of which tiles.

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 04:11:25 PM »

Thanks for the pictures Hester, merit point for you Smiley

I know there are some differences between expansions, but have always thought it was because they were different expansions.  I never realised that the same expansions could also have variations.  That explains a lot about the scans.  I wonder if it's because HiG and RGG (or Lautapelit and the other publishers) use different materials to print...
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 04:18:55 PM »

Thank you, Novelty. Cheesy

I guess it's just the normal print and production variations. The second set I got was much younger (by that time the rules had changed from 2 to 4 points for small cities), so probably each batch they produce can be a little different from the one before. Happens with other things, too.

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 05:26:22 PM »

well if i intend to make custom tiles, i would keep the ones which fit better in color to the custom-made tiles and would hope that these are the thicker ones ;-)
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 02:58:28 AM »

@hester - This is very interesting, thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 03:51:47 PM »

You're all welcome. Smiley

By now I think I'll keep the ones that look most like the other expansions I have, in terms of color saturation etc. Those would also be the thicker ones. The custom tiles will look different anyway, so at least the original ones should look as similar as possible.
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2009, 12:39:04 AM »

Added measurements for Catapult and AotC. Anything that couldn't be calipered (including things I skipped previously) were measured with a quality tape measure; something is better than nothing.

At work I had to do so calculations that involved weighing very light objects, so we had to use a gunpowder scale (precision of 0.1 grains; 1 pound = 7000 grains). Now I'm interested to weigh all the meeples; that will hopefully be a future project.
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 02:19:22 PM »

Purchased a digital scale two weeks ago and finally received it yesterday. I've now added the weight/mass of each component.
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2009, 08:14:43 PM »

Excellent starter material for the Carc wiki.  I have decided to test Mediawiki (the same one that powers Wikipedia), and this type of data will go on it.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 02:17:41 AM »

Added measurements for New World and Wheel of Fortune.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2009, 11:55:08 PM »

Do you happen to have information on the size of The Children of Carcassonne tiles?
I know they are bigger than regular Carcassonne but by how much?
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