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News and Events / Re: The Land Surveyors - PnP official expansion
« on: October 19, 2021, 06:19:18 AM »
Hmmm... I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting twist this mini-expansion added to our games. It was a first PnP I dared to handcraft, partially as it was not necessary to include the result of my lame try directly into the game tiles. The outcome was actually not that bad, a combination of good quality color print on a self-adhesive paper and a cardboard of a suitable thickness worked out quite well. Still I thought this miniexpansion would deserve its manufactured version. Some mentioned previously that this may have been included into a Spielbox magazine issue that covers the anniversary edition. But not. A pitty.

News and Events / Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« on: October 11, 2021, 10:53:12 AM »
Any news on when It will be available?  :o

Cundco front page says: "For all of you who don't make it to Spiel '21 can order our new products here in our webshop from next week on."

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: October 05, 2021, 02:05:46 PM »
Wow, this is really a nice piece! If I read the timeline of C1 special editions correctly, this is the first of few tin-boxed iterations of the base game, followed by Tchibo edition and Müller Exklusiv-Edition. I am also much fond of metal boxes, so far having only Carcassonne für zwei travel set. I wonder if HiG ever comes back to this solid packaging option at some point.

General / Re: C, S&Creativity ... to create what?
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:53:46 PM »
Thank you, Big Black Pig seems to be a perfect fit and a good start with fan expansions.

General / C, S&Creativity ... to create what?
« on: September 28, 2021, 03:34:11 PM »
Trying to fill the gaps in my C1 collection, I finally acquired Cult, Siege and Creativity - many thanks to The-Edge who pointed out that Spiele Akademie sell this elusive item for an acceptable price (50 euros are not a bargain but during many months of searching, I found no better deal). It arrived in pristine condition, I am happy to add the four Siege tiles to the six Besiegers as we quickly started to enjoy this mechanics and we want to see it more often in the game. When we get tired of them, we can apply a house rule that I found here that the Siege tiles, as they have intact walls, can restore Besieged cities... And of course, a secret completionist in me celebrates the iconic (if not a bit unnecessary) sixth shrine tile (while the TRUE completionist complains about not having yet a Spielbox edition of the Shrines...).

I only scratch my head for the two blank tiles that are also included. They seem to be too much an opportunity to be left unused but at the same time, I do not want to waste them unwisely. I read reviews of this miniexpansion (now well over a decade old) at BGG and searched Carcassonne Central for tips but so far I found very few remarks other than variants of "I haven't used them to make anything." And I cannot think of any better than using one of the two tiles to make a homemade version of La Porxada...

Therefore, I would appreciate your tips how you made a good use of the two blank tiles once you bought your C,S&C copy. Or did you make any?

The Marketplace / Re: Where to find it...
« on: September 13, 2021, 01:35:25 PM »
Cult Siege & Creativity

Many thanks plus a merit for this tip! Despite getting Besiegers quite recently, I ordered this item right on and much look forward to it! It is not on sale too often and even though the unique Cult tile will not turn the game upside down, it is a warming treat.

The more I look at the gorgeous front page of the recent Spielbox issue, the more I regard this as a missed opportunity. I know that both almanachs were published ages back (2005 and 2008, correct?) and I actually never had a chance to read through any of them. It may bee nowadays too much to devote a special issue to a single board game, even though a really famous and successfull one. But something little more to commemorate an anniversary that maybe not that many games celebrate at such a good shape would may not be too much to wish. The possibilities are so many. Just yesterday we, albeit perfecly at home, played a quick game of Carcassonne für zwei. This travel iteration of C2 base game never saw any expansion so far, right? Could have been a neat possibility to introduce few tiles of a right size with 20th anniversary themes through Spielbox... And we may think of so many little extras. Pitty.

The Marketplace / Re: Looking for CutCassonne
« on: August 29, 2021, 01:40:41 AM »
They did reply. They didn't necessarily deny that they have any. Rather, they said that they are seasonal items and to check back in November. -  :pink-meeple:

Very good news indeed, especially now that I also genuinly started to want a piece... This is a typical pattern to me: once a certain Carcassonne item seems difficult to grab, I start wanting it even though I was very indifferent to it before. Same happened to me with Dutch monasteries or Japanese Buildings  ;D So thank you for hope!

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: August 24, 2021, 07:17:00 AM »
Or you can also buy tunnel wooden pieces:

See them in action here :

Many thanks for a great suggestion, these look really perfect. I am ordering them right on!

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: August 23, 2021, 07:29:34 AM »
I received recently two very welcomed additions to my C1 collection: The Besiegers and The Tunnels. I was searching for both for a reasonable price for quite some time as two most wanted items from my C1 wishlist. Sadly, while the Tunnels come in a neat original Spielbox edition box, no tokens were included. I stupidly overlooked a small note "only tiles" in the product description by the seller at BGG (otherwise, I would be reluctant to buy an incomplete item). I noticed that the tunnel tokens were already discussed here some years back for the possibilities to diy versions of alternative colours, so I will probably try some of the options, but if someone has spare or alternative tokens, I will pf course appreciate these.
Still I feel this delivery qualifies well for the "I love the postman" thread, not least for the used post stamps. I am a frantic collector of polar philately items and as a biologist by occupation, a big fan of penguins :-)

This is my question, too. I must admit that I was a bit expecting some Spielbox extras, eve though the cover is actually very nice..

Noch wieder sehe ich, dass ich auf Deutch mehr verstehe als ich sagen kann...  ;D or somehow like this. Twenty plus years off the highschool, I finally see a point in German classes  ::)

LebD is no more available through the spare tiles service, I received today my package where few coins were instead of this tile. As my Gingerbread Man was complete, I do not mind this funny "cashback".
Among the spare tiles batch I also ordered two tiles from Japanese Buildings and looking at them, I find this mini one of the oddest ones. I do not have any of the Darmstadt tiles, though.

I definitely was among those  ::) The Gingerbread Man arrived today (correct tile content), spare LebD is expected to come along with several others tommorow :-) At least I tried the service for the first time.

And if you think this comparison is useless... Well... Me too  ;D
But it was fun to align all those meeples together, with no social distancing and without face mask ! :yellow-meeple:

On the contrary, I find this comparison perfectly useful and very refreshing, even though eventually little "geeky" to some (not me, I actually love it and so a merit for this job!)  :D
We had today a discussion over a family game of Carcasonne für zwei boosted by Demo-Spiel and a point was raised that since there are no expansions in tiles of a proper size available, if could be at least possible to enhance this travel set by "phantoms". However, it seems that there are no translucent minimeeples available. Or are they?

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