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Offline PapaGeek

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Need a link to the original Families expansion
« on: July 17, 2023, 02:54:20 PM »
A recent post started talking about the “Unending Family Feud” and included the latest update on the “30 tiles” C2 version for the Family Feud.


Further research has led me to a C1 2017 image of the “Families” expansion which only includes “12 tiles".

I remember reading somewhere that the original concept for the Families started much earlier and that the third C1 version of the original tiles was released in 2005.

Can anyone help me with a link to any of the original fan-expansion posts for the rules and/or tiles that existed in 2005 or before?


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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2023, 04:42:42 PM »
Have a look on BGG. That’s where the v3 version can be found. I was sure I included a link on the previous thread. You can find links on the Expansion Selector on WICA - display all the expansions then use the browser search for “Family” or “Families”.
AutumnForest (C2), Catch Of The Day (C1/2/WD), Cliffs&W'falls (C1/2), Coast (C1/2), FishHuts (C2), Fluvium (C2), NewForest (C2), Harvest (C1/2), Stone Circles (C1/2), Wells (C2), Jordan River 2 (AotC), River I/II (GR)
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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2023, 04:11:14 AM »
I was able to uncover another 2013 post for JPutt927's "Family Feud"
https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=321.msg2718#msg2718

It includes links to 21 Family Crest tiles and 6 non-crest tiles from 4 different Families! With some interesting rules on who owns a city when multiples families are in the same city.

BUT, I’m still not sure if these are the original Families tiles?

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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2023, 06:29:59 AM »
Well link describe different expansion rules.
Check JCloisterZone Add-ons with fan expansions and also some Slovak sci/fi projects in English https://www.scifi.sk/en/

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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2023, 07:38:10 AM »
BUT, I’m still not sure if these are the original Families tiles?

My understanding is that the oldest available version of rules and tiles for the Families/Family Feud series is the one on BGG :-

Families v3

Did you have a look at that one? There must have been earlier versions - as far as I know they are no longer available anywhere, but the v3 rules mentions the addition of 12 extra tiles in v2. So I don't know what the original tiles were in v1 of Families!

After that, several Family Feud versions were released, the first by Novelty and Frédérick Renaud (I think it can be found on CarcF), and then it was expanded by JPutt927 to include the 2 extra families (the one you found, and mentioned above).
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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2023, 08:35:55 AM »
Thanks wolnic, the V3 link makes a lot of sense.  It includes 6 downloadable tile JPGs with 6 tiles each, 36 total tiles.  The bottom of the expansion rules state that 12 new tiles were added in version 2, and the first 24 tiles include exactly 13 Red/Yellow crests, 10 for the Basic Game and 3 for Inns and Cathedrals. 

This matches all the information that I was able to uncover about the Family Feud between the Blue/White and Red/Yellow family crests.

And the JPutt927 Family Feud is also interesting.  Those tiles include 4 different family crests that seem to be friendly with each other, but score differently depending on which family has the most crests in a completed city.

It also includes a 5th family crest that is not mentioned in the rules.

Our group is definitely going to have a lot of house discussions and eventual rules about the Families!




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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2023, 01:02:43 PM »
I've been playing lately with the conversion to C2 of Family Feud... We love this expansion and it helps players to build a lot of cities. As a side effect, fields tend to be very small among so many cities. In order to compensate this, I would suggest to include another expansion with a lot of roads and fields... Wells or The Big Highwayman could be great options.
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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2023, 08:17:14 AM »
I've been playing lately with the conversion to C2 of Family Feud... We love this expansion and it helps players to build a lot of cities. As a side effect, fields tend to be very small among so many cities. In order to compensate this, I would suggest to include another expansion with a lot of roads and fields... Wells or The Big Highwayman could be great options.
Yes. this is same as The City Gates or Traders and Builders. A lot of cities and tiny farms

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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2023, 11:28:36 AM »
Yes, it seems that most of the Carcassonne expansions lean toward the cities.

Looking for roads and fields: the original Wells fan-expansion was 10 tiles (40 edges) with only 3 city edges.  Then it was expanded to 15 tiles with 8 city edges.

And the original 8 Flying Machine Tiles mini-expansion had no city edges, until the fan-expansion added 8 more Fliers, all on City Tiles!

Even both the Halflings I and Halflings II tiles have 8 of the 12 tiles with cities!

And just for a total Geek Speak!  the 72 Basic Game tile edges are: 79 city, 119 field, 90 road
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Re: Need a link to the original Families expansion
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2023, 07:32:35 AM »



And the original 8 Flying Machine Tiles mini-expansion had no city edges, until the fan-expansion added 8 more Fliers, all on City Tiles!

This was the maim idea of The Flying Machines 2. To add cities to tiles with flying machine hill and to give more chances to player to jump with flying machine to the large interesting cities.


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