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General / MOVED: NOËL
« on: December 17, 2023, 12:06:37 PM »

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Quizzes, Puzzles and Challenges / Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXXIII
« on: November 29, 2023, 11:17:24 AM »
Hi all,

For those unaware of what it is really going on, I will just break it for you: Christmas is coming!!! Again... So does Winter... at least in the Northern Hemisphere!

In preparation of the coming events, here at Carcassonne Central, a lot is happening behind the scenes once again. The Meeple Council is in session discussing whether wonder tiles should be counted as 1 tile or as 5 tiles for the dragon...

This is just a smoke screen, because the real agenda for today is...

The Advent Calendar Quiz MMXXIII

Stay tuned, because on December 1st Fate will be knocking at your door... Will you be there to open? What surprises will it bring?

Ready or not, the clock is ticking! Can you hear it?

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News and Events / The Drawbridges - New mini coming soon
« on: October 25, 2023, 02:07:15 PM »
The Drawbridges will be release for the Advent Campaign, but some online stores are already listing it for 5.90€ and higher (pre-order only or course)

https://www.milan-spiele.de/-p-35730.html
https://www.sirengames.at/en/CARCASSONNE:-Die-Zugbruecken---DE_1_30743

This mini-expansion contains a new type of tile, where the time of scoring is crucial. If the drawbridge is down, the meeple can move from the road to the city to score extra points.

How does the drawbidge position change? We don't know yet, if this actually happens.

Here you can find a couple of images...

Have fun!

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News and Events / The Meepledrone Diaries - Essen or Bust 2023
« on: October 15, 2023, 11:27:41 AM »
Prologue


Dear Meeple Diary,

This was the plan... Well, it wasn't formulated as it finally turned out, but all the pieces where ready for it...



Some sweet offerings, some promo tiles, some undisclosed expansions, a secret project and a long shopping list... What would be the right timing? How would things unfold in the end?. No idea...

The Pinkassonne secret project would be revealed to the gang upon arrival, but the person who knew everything about it wasn't arriving until Friday... Chaos could unravel... or maybe not.

And also, the secret plan under wraps. Ah yes! Willem should not suspect a thing... Hush! Hush! Keep calm... So many emotions to keep contained and an unexpected climax on Sunday... Plans within plans... Scheming and plotting for months...

Everything was arranged but the details weren't written in stone... yet.

Time to take off.

XOXOXO
Meepledrone



PS. Hope this year the Grinch doesn't remove any diary entries. He's become too picky and removed anything containing sensitive information such as prefererred expansions, expansion leaks or actual meeple heights. Hope that the Danisthirty meeple helps me keep him at bay this time.

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News and Events / Carcassonne in Carcassonne - 09 & 10.09.2023
« on: September 10, 2023, 04:13:49 AM »
This weekend an event in Carcassonne is taking place. People like the idea of playing Carcassonne in Carcassonne and I don't know why!  ;D

Here you may find a summary of the activities.
* French (full info): https://www.tourisme-carcassonne.fr/temps-forts/festival-du-jeu-carcassonne/
* Spanish (full info): https://www.tourisme-carcassonne.fr/es/momentos-culminantes/festival-juegos-carcassonne/
* English (short info): https://www.tourisme-carcassonne.fr/en/calendar/carcassonne-games-festival-2/

Asmodee took advantage of the whole thing and celebrated the French Carcassonne National Championship. I would like to congratulate @Linksux for participating in it and reaching the second position. He fell in the finals against the national champion. We feel very proud in you!!!  :(y) :(y) :(y)

KJW and Marcel Gröber didn't show up, so no meet and greet or personal tiles this time. But HiG put in place a nice treasure hunt that is keeping everyone busy. You have to go to different points in the old city searching for activities representing different ages related to Wonders of Humanity... If you succeed in various challenges, you will get the associated wonder tile and a stickers your event "passport". The back of wonder tiles feature the pieces of a map, that you can assemble and guide through your quest, since it represents the city od Carcassonne. Once you have all the four wonder tiles, you may face the final challenge and get a precious prize: a bag full of Carcassonne coins...

I couldn't be there but had a lot of feedback from people on the ground. So I share what I got... starting with pictures of the wonder tiles in the order you collect them and how the back of the pieces form a map of Carcassonn step by step.

Thank you all for your help!!!  ;D

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Quizzes, Puzzles and Challenges / Sunday Basics Quiz 2023
« on: September 03, 2023, 02:33:33 AM »
Dear all!

After finishing the Sunday Quiz 2022 series about combining expansions, I would like to go back to basics and address some issues you may find in a game with and without expansions...

Let me know if you want to explore some special cases...

Enjoy!

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News and Events / HiG's website is back
« on: August 02, 2023, 09:33:22 AM »
Yes! Believe it or not, you can now visit HiG. Finally is live!

https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/

Just saw a post on Instagram and ran to see it with my very eyes. It seems the navigation in English is not perfect... But who cares!

We have another website now to browse and check daily for news....

:black1-meeple: :blue-meeple: :green-meeple: :red-meeple: :gray-meeple: :violet-meeple: :pink-meeple: :orange-meeple: :white-meeple: :brown-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :yellow-meeple:

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News and Events / New releases on April 28th
« on: April 14, 2023, 12:00:10 PM »
Ecently HiG has been providing some sneak peaks of their work in progress and new releases on Facebook and Instagram:
* Transparent and Frozen guard meeples (no news about wooden ones in other colors)
* Transparent ghosts
* An expansion about "wonders of the world" with Tetris-like mega tiles
* A possible expnsion for Mists over Carcassonne
* An insert for the base game box that serves as a vertical starting setup

And today they announced a Carcassonne Maps - Nordics... The first with C3 printed tiles and font from HiG.



The meeples, ghosts and the Map will be available on Cundco on April 28th.... We don't know about the rest... Fingers crossed. ^-^

EDIT: Updated list

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News and Events / Exp. 12 - Crops, Mills & Weather coming up!
« on: April 01, 2023, 01:18:44 AM »
It seems HiG is overlading up with their sneak peeks...

https://cundco.de/detail/index/sArticle/497



The description says:

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Machen Sie sich bereit, Ihr Carcassonne-Spiel mit der aufregenden neuen Erweiterung "Felder, Mühlen und Wetter" auf die nächste Stufe zu bringen! Mit dieser Erweiterung haben Sie noch mehr Möglichkeiten, Ihr Territorium strategisch zu erweitern und Ihre Gegner zu übertreffen.

Pflanzen Sie Feldfrüchte an, bauen Sie Mühlen und nutzen Sie das Wetter zu Ihrem Vorteil, um wertvolle Ressourcen und Punkte zu sammeln. Aber Vorsicht vor Überschwemmungen und Dürren, denn das Wetter kann auch gegen Sie arbeiten!

Mit neuen Kacheln, neuen Mechaniken und neuen Herausforderungen fügt "Felder, Mühlen und Wetter" eine erfrischende Schicht an Komplexität zum klassischen Carcassonne-Spiel hinzu, die Fans lieben werden. Also schnappen Sie sich Ihre Freunde und Familie und machen Sie sich bereit für eine neue Ebene des Carcassonne-Spaßes!

Or in English:

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Get ready to take your Carcassonne gameplay to the next level with the exciting new expansion, Crops, Mills & Weather! With this expansion, you'll have even more ways to strategically grow your territory and outsmart your opponents.

Plant crops, build mills, and use the weather to your advantage to gain valuable resources and points. But watch out for floods and droughts, as the weather can also work against you!

With new tiles, new mechanics, and new challenges, Crops, Mills & Weather adds a refreshing layer of complexity to the classic Carcassonne game that fans will love. So gather your friends and family, and get ready for a new level of Carcassonne fun!

It is listed but not in stock. Can't wait!!!

What do you think?

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I contacted Cundco about the fairy, acrobats, messages and gifts (and even the ringmaster). I received the following clarification on March 10th 2023...

Following Kettlefish's tradition...

Question in BLUE

Answer in GREEN

Still open in RED

My own comments in MAROON

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@Drodo contacted Cundco about Water Holes in Safari and received the following clarification on February 10th 2023..

Following Kettlefish's tradition...

Question in BLUE

Answer in GREEN

Still open in RED

My own comments in MAROON

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I received the clarifications from JEM Magazin about their PnP expansion Christmas Present from 2013.

Following Kettlefish's tradition...

Question in BLUE

Answer in GREEN

Still open in RED

My own comments in MAROON

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Quizzes, Puzzles and Challenges / Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXXII
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:09:03 AM »
Hi all,

For those unaware of what it is really going on, I will just break it for you: Christmas is coming!!! Again... So does Winter... at least in the Northern Hemisphere!

In preparation of the coming events, here at Carcassonne Central, a lot is happening behind the scenes again. The Meeple Council is in session discussing whether phantoms should be allowed to be reinstated as acrobats...

This is just a smoke screen, because the real agenda for today is...

The Advent Calendar Quiz MMXXII

Stay tuned, because on December 1st you have a date... Ahem... a date with FATE DESTINY 'S CHILD!

Ready or not, the clock is ticking!

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@Challa007 attended Spielwiesn in Munich and made some friends at the HiG booth. Brigitte Fuchs provided some official clarifications about Mists over Carcassonne as detailed here:

https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=5778.msg89003#msg89003

A few posts earlier in the same topic, @Challa007 also included some clarifications distilled from her games that may be interesting to newcomers to the spin-off:

https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=5778.msg88956#msg88956

Thanks for these great summaries!

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I sent another questions about Exp. 11 - Ghosts, Castles & Cemeteries to Johannes Natterer (HiG) and we got the following clarifications.

Following Kettlefish's tradition...

Question in BLUE

Answer in GREEN

Still open in RED

My own comments in MAROON

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