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The new Big Box has been out for a while now, but with some interesting details!
When it was first released in France and Greece, we quickly noticed several errors in the landscape on the front of the box.
2 tiles were laid incorrectly, having roads not connecting and ending in nothingness...
Also it had several figures placed incorrectly, such as an Abbot on a road, Mage and Witch on completed features, etc.
The German version that has been released, also saw these errors. See the 1st picture.

Updates have been made.
The Dutch, Czech and Italian releases have seen some updates to the visuals. The tiles with roads have been corrected, however the figures are still placed incorrectly.
See the 2nd picture for the release of 999 Games.

Those first 2 versions have been printed like this. My German and French versions have all the errors, and my Czech version has seen the updates.
There has been a new image released by the German publisher Hans im Gluck, which shows all errors corrected.
See the 3rd picture.

When this fully correct one will be released, we'll have to find out. Perhaps once the current stock has gone, reprints will be corrected?

Nice little tidbit; the promo pictures from HiG on different websites who sell the German BB7, have an image of the 2nd version. So tiles updated, figures still incorrect:

However when you order it, you get the one with all mistakes (as shown in the first picture)

General / Re: A mysterious figure emerges from the shadows
« on: Today at 06:27:46 AM »
That's a great display for your collection! And some nice pieces, like the Adults of Carcassonne, City cardboard box and all the spin offs to be honest :D
Love to see it all there :D

The Marketplace / Re: Selling: Spiel 15, 16 and 21 Tiles (together)
« on: January 17, 2022, 03:53:01 PM »
A very lucky person I'd say  ;D

General / Re: A mysterious figure emerges from the shadows
« on: January 17, 2022, 09:44:18 AM »
(which stands for a Non-Dragon-Agreement, as our new rulers don't like to play with that expansion ;) )

General / Re: A mysterious figure emerges from the shadows
« on: January 17, 2022, 09:37:07 AM »
Welcome back Scott! Nice to see you back, and doing well!
I'm sure those 7+ hour Skype sessions were needed to start explaining the history of Carcassonne to your wife ;)

News and Events / Re: Carcassonne Central's New Owners
« on: January 17, 2022, 06:56:43 AM »
Ha ha ha!

Are we now meeple models? :o

Dan already is!
We need Meepledrone and Decar meeples now too! #CollectThemAll

News and Events / Re: Carcassonne Central's New Owners
« on: January 17, 2022, 06:56:16 AM »
Thanks for your kind comments everyone. It's great to know we have your support! :(y)

...and it is always good to see it managed by 3 of the most a(ttra)ctive Carcassonne fans, and 3 great guys!

Special thanks to you for this lovely and accurate comment too Willem. We certainly are. :-*

Haha, I didn't notice that small modification to the quote

What do you mean, "modification"?

News and Events / Re: Carcassonne Central's New Owners
« on: January 17, 2022, 06:30:27 AM »

Hector/ Meepledrone

but I don't have plans for a museum or the time being. ;)

Why do I feel this is directed at me?  ::)

All joking aside, i think this is a great development for the forum.
Many many thanks to Gantry for starting it all and supporting the forum for so long, and it is always good to see it managed by 3 of the most a(ttra)ctive Carcassonne fans, and 3 great guys!

Congratulations guys!

General / Re: A complete (?) Carcassonne version history
« on: January 16, 2022, 12:29:55 AM »
I've said before and I'll say it again; this has turned out to be a very impressive and extensive post!
Thank you again for bringing me on board; I loved digging throigh all the boxes and discussing the wonderful rabbit hole of Carcassonne
I also learned new things, but most of all loved to nerd-out on something like this

+1 merit from me too, for making this great write up!

General / Re: Help—I need help with acronyms
« on: January 14, 2022, 12:26:40 AM »
well I disagree, I think there is one source river tile which is different ;)

Worth the price !!!

2 actually, the river lake has a monastery in this one!
So worth getting 2, or 3, or 4!

From what I've seen, most publishers have it as the same as BB2017. Almost like the box art is the only difference. Same article number, same listing on their website, etc.
But we probably want to be able to distinguish between the 2 different boxes, as we also do with base games.
We would usually refer to a base game by its printrun edition, or sometimes by year, so we could do the same for these.
I like BB7, just because it's short. It is silly, to have arbitrary numbers that we assign to the big boxes, but I find it easier to remember than what year they first came out (also as some publishers might be a bit later with releasing it, naming what we call BB2021, BB2022 for example)
And it keeps us busy  ;)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: January 12, 2022, 08:30:48 AM »
Yes, there's a few things missing from the page ;)

I have also been working on my own offline version of the page, to have a more visual way to mark off what i've been able to get.
For example:

Funnily enough my collection of German boxes is behind a bit, but that will be something to work on in the future

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: January 12, 2022, 05:48:06 AM »
i do keep an inventory file with everything i have; started doing that fairly recently. It's an organised file (or at least i like to think so), but haven't got it anywhere online. As i'm still tweaking it, it keeps changing and i mainly use if for myself to check if i have or haven't got a spare, or certain edition.

I usually use the Collections&Expansions page on the WICA in combination with the file, to see if i have or haven't got something yet

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: January 12, 2022, 03:45:41 AM »
The Carcassonne Museum is still taking in new additions prior to opening, and the Postman seems to know this.

Got 3 packages in 1 go this morning!

On the left is an Australian base game by Ventura games. They did a similar thing to PixelPark in New Zealand, by taking an RGG box and slapping their own logo on it somewhere. Although this one only has the 1 Ventura logo, and all around the box are RGG logos :P

And a 3rd edition RGG one; i thought i only had the 4th one (which has the text of the Free River brilliantly photoshopped on it), so got this one :)

and underneath is a RGG Big Box 1 :D It differs ever so slightly from the HiG BB1, as the RGG one came with the River, and HiG BB1 didn't

second hand, the old winter edition is actually a bit easier to find.
The only 2020 WE i've been able to find just now is this one
There are more on BGG, but prices are quite high there

I'd would suggest BGG for South Seas though, as the prices seem fairly ok to me (of course up to you)
To be found here

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: January 10, 2022, 08:20:39 AM »
It seems both have seem limited print runs, and through that have become rare.
I was surprised to see Halflings 2 get this status, as i remember it coming out through Cundco as normal, but that's how it sometimes goes

Over the holiday period i spent some time in Italy, meeting up with my partner's family and enjoying some time off :)
Of course i had to visit lots of board game stores and try to get some local pick ups.
After visiting stores in many places, including Venice, Bolzano and Florence, i didn't find much more than a few things.
Stratagemma in Florence had the most, being Carc20, BB6, BB7 and a few expansions. Nothing too special, but a nice selection.

It wasn't until the last place i visited, Conegliano, that i found a few nice things. A small games shop happened to have South Seas, and 2 C1 expansions that i quickly relieved them off:

I was looking for an Italian base game, but just couldn't find it :(

Luckily the internets was still open throughout the holidays, so when i got home, i had a few things waiting:

Top row:
ZMG 2019 base game
ZMG France 2019 base game
Carcassonne The City Cardboard box (Really happy to have found this one!)
Giochi Uniti 2019 base game (Found it in the UK of all places!)

Bottom row:
Korean base game
ZMG 2014 C2.0 base game

And today i could add this little one:

I've now started to rearrange my storage, hoping to fit it all in nicely :D

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