Poll

What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?

Standard meeple
1 (3.6%)
Big meeple
3 (10.7%)
Pig
2 (7.1%)
Dragon
8 (28.6%)
Fairy
0 (0%)
Towers
1 (3.6%)
Wagon
2 (7.1%)
Barn
1 (3.6%)
Count
0 (0%)
Bridges
2 (7.1%)
Shepherd
3 (10.7%)
Mayor
0 (0%)
Other (please explain below)
1 (3.6%)
Builder
4 (14.3%)

Total Members Voted: 28

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What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« on: January 15, 2017, 03:36:00 PM »
First off, my son absolutely loves the dragon. The meeple itself is probably the best piece of wood for Carcassonne.

I saw this comment in another thread today and it got me thinking: what is the best piece of wood in Carcassonne? To find out what you all think, let's make a poll. To keep the poll from getting out of hand, I didn't list all the wood but instead listed 12 options and an 'other' choice for standard Carcassonne and its expansions (not including spin-offs).

Use whatever criteria you like to make your choice, and explain your reasons below!

Edit: Added the Mayor. I'd forgotten about Mr Baggy Pants!

Linkback: https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3090.0
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 12:29:43 AM by jungleboy »

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 03:42:29 PM »
My first poll of 2017! Great idea jungleboy :(y)

I think the dragon is probably going to be popular in this one as it is the most interesting shape of all the wooden things in Carcassonne. Sure I like it well enough, and I'm a big fan of the tower pieces too. However, I voted for the humble standard meeple. I like the shape of them, the variety of colours, fiddling around with them between turns, building little towers with them as well as claiming stuff with them in games of course! I think I also love the typical, classic meeple shape because it has become kind of synonymous with gaming now, and I like to associate with that...

 :blue-meeple: :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :black1-meeple:

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 06:22:16 PM »
Since my favorite is known, I will instead discuss my second favorite and least favorite. 

The Count is a really cool meeple.  I love the color and his cape.  He would work well as a vampire in other board games.  Unfortunately, the expansion that involves him is one of my least favorite, but the wood itself is cool. 

My least favorite wood is the Big Meeple.  I need to compare him to a regular sized meeple to make sure I got the right one.   I just wish he/she stuck out more like Mayor McHammerPants.   

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 01:09:14 AM »
However, I voted for the humble standard meeple. I like the shape of them, the variety of colours, fiddling around with them between turns, building little towers with them as well as claiming stuff with them in games of course! I think I also love the typical, classic meeple shape because it has become kind of synonymous with gaming now, and I like to associate with that...

 :blue-meeple: :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :black1-meeple:

I knew you'd vote for the standard meeple! I almost didn't even include it but then I remembered the 'favourite tile poll' where I left out the start tile and everyone wanted to vote for it!

I voted for the towers. When I got this expansion I didn't own any other board games except Carcassonne so the 3D aspect was very new and exciting. Plus I love towers in general. I still really enjoy seeing towers being built up on the landscape and it looks cool when someone tops one with a meeple.

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 01:10:36 AM »
My favorite "wood" is the phantom made of plastic  ;D Because of its strategic depth.

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 01:19:22 AM »
My least favorite wood is the Big Meeple.  I need to compare him to a regular sized meeple to make sure I got the right one.   I just wish he/she stuck out more like Mayor McHammerPants.   

I often wonder if the double meeple is intended to be only subtly different to a normal meeple so that you don't see the threat unless you're concentrating properly on the game.

However, I voted for the humble standard meeple. I like the shape of them, the variety of colours, fiddling around with them between turns, building little towers with them as well as claiming stuff with them in games of course! I think I also love the typical, classic meeple shape because it has become kind of synonymous with gaming now, and I like to associate with that...

 :blue-meeple: :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :black1-meeple:

I knew you'd vote for the standard meeple! I almost didn't even include it but then I remembered the 'favourite tile poll' where I left out the start tile and everyone wanted to vote for it!

You knew I'd vote for this so you almost didn't include it? :( That's like inviting me round for dinner because you know I like cheeseburgers and then giving me soup. How dare you give me soup?! You've cut me deep this time "jungleboy"... :'(

My favorite "wood" is the phantom made of plastic  ;D Because of its strategic depth.

Good choice! Another of my favourites. :(y)
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 01:21:04 AM by danisthirty »

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 01:22:21 AM »
Need to include the builder...?
Which expansion today?

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 01:24:25 AM »
Need to include the builder...?

Thanks, added now. I always mess up these polls.

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 01:25:47 AM »
Need to include the builder...?

Thanks, added now. I always mess up these polls.

I knew you'd mess up this poll :P

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 04:24:52 AM »
I love Barn. Home, sweet home :)
Besides, it is the most protected piece of wood in Carcassonne C:-)
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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 04:29:50 AM »
If I pick the Builder, do I get two votes?

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017, 07:11:23 AM »
If I pick the Builder, do I get two votes?

You can pick the builder now but it's only next time you vote that you'll get to vote twice.  :D

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2017, 07:12:01 AM »
I still think there should be a wooden piece for the castles!

I voted the bridges, because.. well i don't know. i like them

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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2017, 10:03:26 AM »
The first thing i was thinking was the phantom. He is my absolute favorite! The look, the purpose, i'm in love!

But he is not made of wood so i chose the builder. I like his purpose to and his looks are very intriguing. I've teached the game to many people now a days and there is not a same interpretation of his looks as of yet. 'Mickey Mouse' is my favorite (that one is from my mom).
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 10:06:39 AM by Karcalijn »
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Re: What's your favourite piece of Carcassonne wood?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2017, 10:43:46 AM »
I don't want to skew the results as I have not seen (in real life) and played with all the wood yet, but I am most curious about the Mage and Witch! (would they help me conjure up some money to buy them and all the other wood?)

Concerning 'Big Meeple' I agree, he's just not that big! My V2 Inns and Cathedrals instruction sheet calls them large and not big and says "When scoring a feature where a large meeple is present, the large meeple is worth 2 normal meeples. (It is as thick as two meeples!)" That's just not so!!! He's not that thick! And why change the name from big to large???

And I also see Danisthirty's point that without the original meeple there would be no others!
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