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General / Spin-off Rankings?
« on: December 10, 2023, 01:54:25 AM »
Hey all, found plenty of websites ranking carcassonne's expansions, but not seeing much in the way of rankings for the spin off games. If anyone would like to share their ranking of the spin off games from best to worst or know any reviews that have done so already. Would love to have you share!
Just ordered Safari and Gold Rush from a store I've never heard of cheap, but worth the risk. Worst case scenario I'll getmy money back tgrough paypal. :-D

General / What's up with the River in Big Box 5?
« on: December 04, 2023, 01:42:32 AM »
So, years after purchasing the big box 5, i've finally got the thing out and introduced it to my 6 year old who is obsessed with Carcassone (Also finally played with the sieges mini expansion that I bought 18 years ago). One thing I got very confused about and was something I was excited about in big box 5 was the updated River expansion (with the river icon(. So I plonked it on the table with a copy of the River 2 expansion I had and started shuffling only to notice the back were the normal grey back not the darker black looking one.

Made it very obvious which tiles were the River 1 and which were the River 2. So we ended up digging out my old copy of River 1 instead.

Basically my whole speal here is to ask if anyone knows the reason for this change? Wikicardpedia just says it's Grey, with no real reason and I'm just confused as to why this was the only time it was ever done. And secondly even though i'm pretty sure I know the answer, there's no copy of the river 2 with the Light Grey background to match is there? I was so excited to get a watermarked version of the river with the sheep update, but now feel like i'm probably going to rarely ever use it as I like the branching river with River 2.

So weird!  ;D

General / C3 Artwork Discussion.
« on: November 26, 2023, 08:30:49 PM »
Hey all,
I'm sure this has been discussed in the past and I have searched prior to creating a thread (unsuccessfull). I know it's been a couple of years now, but I keep wondering why? When it comes to the C3 artwork. The old style whether C1 or C2 with the building in the centre worked perfect and I just don't understand who thought it would be a good idea to fill up these cities so much that they're all cut off and looking dumb where they're joined.
Have the artists ever or developers ever answered this question as to why? Is there a general consensus as to whether this is an appreciated change in the community or universally hated? Just feels like such a downgrade to me of something that was perfect and just hoping to hear some other thoughts on it if people are inclined to share?

General / Carcassonne Winter Edition
« on: November 26, 2023, 04:58:03 AM »
Hey All, Just hoping for a little help from you Carcassonne Geniuses. Always really, really wanted the Carcassone Winter edition and as there seemed to be only 3 copies left I went and ordered it from Amazon at the bellow link.
Just had a couple of questions if anyone cares to help:
1. This does appear to be a legit copy of the game right? Recently purchased a fake and don't want to repeat that again.
2. This is the Muller edition right?
3. Does this seem like a good deal? It's $70 Australian, which is a little expensive, but it was just a German exclusive right? And not likely to get any better offers on this side of the world am I?
4. Don't suppose there's anywhere reasonable to get Corn Cirles, is there?
If anyone thinks i've made a bad decision and thinks I should cancel it, i'd really appreciate the help. Cheers! :-D


General / Spell Circles Seconds Review?
« on: November 16, 2023, 04:43:44 AM »
Hey all,
Since shipping is so expensive these days can only afford to do one order with everything new which i'm hoping will be next week during the advent sale. But just wondering if anyone has purchased and received the Spell Circles with the production issues and if you could give an opinion on how good/bad they are? Probably going to be my only opportunity to buy them for a long time and wondering if it's worth it?

A little side question as well, does anyone know when we might hear more about what's included in the Advent Season Sale? Only 5 days away and still nothing.  :-\

General / Reassurance requested :-D
« on: June 30, 2023, 02:57:39 AM »
Can any clever chookies who really know their stuff possibly reassure me that I haven't bought a dud? Lol. Jumped on this pre-owned set last night on ebay for $28aud. From what I can see, I think it is a 2012 copy of the Winter Edition. From what i've seen online, the more recent version seems to be the one with clone copies and such, but does anyone know for sure whether this is the 2012 edition and is there any history of bootlegs of this version or can you just potentially tell from the pics whether you think this is legit? Thanks a bunch! :-D Really need a home for my gingerbread man.

General / What to do with Carcassonne Tile Press Out Sheets...
« on: January 25, 2023, 11:31:37 PM »
Hey everyone,
Sorry, not sure what they're called exactly, but referring to the larger card that the Carcassonne Tiles press out from in my question. Basically, what i'm wondering is whether people keep the remaining card after taking the tiles out or whether you toss them? I've got a large stack and half of me wants to toss it, the other half can't bring myself to do it.
So basically, do you keep them; and if so, what do you do with them?
Appreciate any insights. :-)

Also i'll update the post if someone can tell me what they're actually called. Lol.

General / Meeple Land
« on: October 25, 2022, 08:00:45 PM »
Hey All,

Has anyone here played the game Meeple Land? Just got a suggestion in my e-mail from Amazon about it and it looks like a cool little combination of Carcassonne and Roller Coaster Tycoon. Just wondering if many of you have come across this before and whether it's something worth playing for Carcassonne fans?

Cheers!  ;D

General / Zamek and OCD
« on: May 07, 2022, 10:47:19 PM »
Hey all,

Strongly considering placing an order for the new Zamek game and expansion from Poland. But been looking at some reviews and gameplay videos and kinda concerned as to whether i'll like the game due to my ocd and liking everything to match. Does anyone else with this kind of OCD own Zamek or the Castle and have some input on this? My concern (which may be obvious) is the fact that other than roads it appears anything can attach to anything rather than having a consistent flow of objects that match.
Fell like i'm constantly going to be wanting to have things match perfectly. Can doing this work in the game or do you have to get used to tiles not matching. Is it easy to get used to tiles not matching up?
Any input would be greatly appreciated, but especially from anyone who may feel the same as me but has had an opportunity to play the game anyway. Thanks.

Bonus Question: I've heard a lot of reviewers say its better than base Carcassonne. Do you agree or no? And if so what makes it better, because nothing has been jumping out at me.

General / What is your number 2?
« on: May 06, 2022, 06:42:41 AM »
Lets for argument sake that for everyone here, Carcassonne is their number one game. Curious to know, what is your number two?

I'd say in our household the number two favourite to play would be Ticket to Ride for sure and it's also my second favourite looking collection. But not much beats out my wife's Killer Bunnies collection in terms of number of expansions and content. Still don't know how anybody is ever going to shuffle that ridiculous amount of cards.

Just for clarification, I'm counting Carcassonne Remakes, spin offs and expansions as part of number one. Number two has to be a completely different game

General / Carcassonne South Seas Versions
« on: April 07, 2022, 05:27:29 AM »
Hey everyone, Just wondering has there been any different versions or re-releases of Carcassonne South Seas? I've recently got the Friday expansion for it, but the artwork doesn't seem to quite match. Can't seem to find anything about a re-release. But maybe someone else knows something I don't know?

General / 4 Pack Expansion box
« on: February 22, 2022, 05:52:01 AM »
On Facebook Marketplace someone is selling an expansion box with Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders, Princess and Dragon and River 2 (With count, king & robber symbol). They are all in one box seperate from the base game and has Rio Grande Games in the corner. Does anyone know what this is? Cant find it on the wiki and I was under the understanding that the crown symbol did not exist on English copies of river 2 outside the Z-man games release. Quite puzzled by this. Never seen it before.

General / What are the rarest English C1 Full expansions?
« on: January 25, 2022, 02:52:30 PM »
I know that Hills & Sheep is one of the rarest C1 expansions, but at the same time I didn't even originally know until I came back to Carcassonne that King, Count & Robber had even been released in English. So just wondering what the general ranking of rarity C1 English expansions would be? Just from what i've seen online (while looking for a copy of count, king & robber) it's seemed something like this:

1. Hills & Sheep
2. Count, King & Robber
3. Catapult
4. Princess & Dragon
5. Tower
6. Bridges, Castles & Bazaars
7. Traders & Builders
8. Abbey & Mayor
9. Inns & Cathedrals

My list is just based on observed listings on marketplace and ebay over the last month, does not include big boxes and has not official information (not sure if there is any information available or not). So what do you all either know or suspect are the rarest C1 Full expansions?

I have most of the original mini expansions from this, but wouldn't mind tracking down a copy of the complete set if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price with shipping to Australia. :-D

General / Carcassonne English Release History
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:51:50 PM »
Does anyone know the release history of the English Carcassonne expansions? The things I'm wondering are:
1. When did Carcassonne tiles start having the expansion symbols on them?
2. For the earlier expansions are there releases outside of the big boxes that have the symbols on them?
3. Wikipedia says that German versions are made by Hans Im Gluck and English versions are made by Rio Grande Games. Is there a reason that my English copies of Catapult and Bridges, Castles and Bazaars are made by Hans Im Gluck?
Thanks! :-D

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