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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2021, 03:06:58 PM »
Easily one of the most tactical and even strategic Carcassonne expansions yet.
Yes!  Super interesting.

You are playing a card game on top of Carc!  In a two-player game, as the Gifts are distributed, you will eventually know exactly what cards are in your opponent’s hand!  Early in the game, you could “bluff” by not sweeping a road in the hope that the opponent would think you don’t have that card?

I think the “take 2” cards are relatively weak.  “Cash out” gives a disincentive to huge city fights, which I think are often unpleasant.  “Change the lie” lets you invade a city with just one tile—wow!  I think “Synod” is a great complement to Abbot.  And “Road Sweep” seems to make roads really important.

I may make my own temporary set of Gift cards with an old deck of playing cards and give it a try…

Thanks for sharing this!

Link to English rules for anyone who missed it:
https://cundco.de/media/pdf/ff/fb/1b/Gifts-EN-carc_mini-2021_geschenke_regel_PROD-EN.pdf

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2021, 03:34:34 PM »
Rules available on WICA too:

https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/The_Gifts

Now working on the Reference Pages.  ;D
Questions about rules? Check WICA: wikicarpedia.com

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2021, 03:39:53 PM »
The miniexpansion is simple and with simple rules. The rules are simpler than those for messages (a combination of gifts and messages would be interesting) or the city of Carcassonne. The bonuses are simple and easy to us, but it would be annoying to reshuffle the tower dispenser.

Gifts are opened before placing a tile in 1. Placing a tile. Messages are received after 3. Scoring a feature only (as per the last clarifications). So no side effects for the time being.
WICA does not reflect that: https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/The_Messages#Rounds_of_Scoring.

Not yet as I was waiting.... *really?*... for a bunch of official clarifications affecting Messages.

Should I stop waiting?  :o

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2021, 03:44:17 PM »
Road sweeper and inns... a strategical move.

If HiG confirms the scenario used to score the road: during the game or after the game? For the base game, both scenarios are the same for roads, but...

"This expansion was developed for the Carcassonne base game and its rules still apply. You can combine The Gifts with
other expansions; however, there will be no official rules for these combinations. "

Of course.

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2021, 10:54:19 AM »
Hi ,I have a question about this expansion,when referring to road scoring,can a free road be scored?a road without meeple can be scored?tks for your attention

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #51 on: Today at 11:57:08 AM »
When it will be available on Cundco?

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #52 on: Today at 12:22:38 PM »
It's already listed, but not yet available. This is common for the new things released at Spiel.
The team have probably been busy returning from Spiel and unpacking, inventory etc.
Expectations are for this new mini expansion to be available in the next few days
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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #53 on: Today at 12:30:47 PM »
It's already listed, but not yet available. This is common for the new things released at Spiel.
The team have probably been busy returning from Spiel and unpacking, inventory etc.
Expectations are for this new mini expansion to be available in the next few days
Ok, thanks!

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Re: The Gifts - New mini expansion announced
« Reply #54 on: Today at 12:43:43 PM »
Who is in a hurry anyway?

You can play The Gifts with proxy tokens or whatever drawn from a bag, for example.


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