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Also released in Australia this week - I got an email on Tuesday to say it was on its way! :)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:11:31 AM »
I was pretty sure he said he was sending the Deluxe Festival Sphere, but instead I received two über-rare Festival Cubes.

Sorry Bill. I did try, but they're sphery difficult to get hold of #punintended #worstpunever

Hahahahahahaaaa this pun is great! I make jokes like this in class all the time. I was handing out nets to make cubes last term and one of the boys said, "Thank you," to which I responded, "You're welcome, but it's thancube."

General / Re: Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: July 04, 2017, 04:26:11 AM »
I see you had a nibble of the top one! Naughty teacher! Still he now harmless.

I hope you all had fun :)

Actually, this is just the result of 9-year-old boy cooking. I don't eat gluten and these were made with wheat flour so I didn't actually get to have any. However, the kids devoured them in no time! :)

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: July 04, 2017, 04:21:52 AM »
So in the middle of making 204 tiles of fan made expansions today (yay for school holidays!) I found this in the mailbox!

Very exciting day to be a Carcassonne fan in Australia :) thanks Dan. Kudos from me.

SpaZ  :green-meeple:

General / Re: Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: July 03, 2017, 03:52:23 PM »
Here is the picture of meeple cooking in my classroom! :)

Today I am off to office works to see if I can't refine my methods of printing fan made expansions - wish me luck! :D

SpaZ  :green-meeple:

General / Re: Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: June 29, 2017, 05:14:42 AM »
Today's Carcassonne-related adventure in my classroom involved baking meeple cookies! We had a morning of baking for our end-of-term reward and I just couldn't help myself... :D

PS. Can't wait to make meeple gingerbread to eat when my copy of Die Lebkuchenmann arrives! :D

PPS. I do have photos but apparently my phone doesn't want to load them so I may have to wait until when I am next on my computer...

General / Re: Has anyone had a virtual stroll around Carcassonne?
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:12:49 AM »
My parents are going there in October! I have photocopied a mini, travel friendly version of Carcassonne for them to play there :D

General / Re: Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:03:59 AM »
Oh dear, Squiffything, the story took an unexpected turn! Luckily, Vlad has magical powers that he has kept hidden all his life and can turn the rampant, killer bunnies into pianos (he seldom uses his magical ability, so it's a bit rusty!) However, now he is effectively trapped inside his house due all available space being taken up by said pianos.

Whatever will he do next??

PS. wolnic - how funny!! I literally laughed aloud reading the title and description of that book!

General / Re: Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:55:14 PM »
Hmm naming ones meeples.....

Hadn't thought of that but how does Count Squiffalot sound?  :) :) :)

I like it! I have a mental image of a Count-village made from carc tiles in which Count Squiffalot has a large field next to his city in which he plays with his countless fluffy bunnies, whilst Count Vlad lives across the river and is a bit more of a loner because there are rumours in the village that Vlad's family were all vampires, but they actually weren't. I think your Count sounds like just the eccentric type to befriend mine when one day, a league of bunnies inflitrates Count Vlad's home...

(Can you tell I've been teaching creative writing lately? I can't wait to tell the kids this story - sorry if it's not quite the image you had in mind for Count Squiffalot!)

Thanks also for the demo game idea - I will definitely look into it!! :)

What a nice forum to be a part of - I teach the way I do because I love my job and the opportunities it affords, but it's nice that other people appreciate what you do. Thanks for the encouragement :)


General / Re: Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:12:19 AM »
Haha thanks!

I have one boy who is absolutely dying to have Star Wars Carcassonne. When I got my copy in the mail, I took it to school and took it out of the shrink wrap with the kids (most of them have never had the experience of punching tiles before!) He was so excited and asks me to bring it every week without fail because he loves it so much.

I work in a low socioeconomic area, I just think it's good to expose the kids to more complex board games (as well as classical music and older literature and I apologise for nothing!)


General / Indoctrinating others and more...
« on: June 21, 2017, 04:23:54 AM »
Something great happened today and I have to tell someone who will appreciate it as much as me (well, besides my Dad, I rang him to tell him.)

I teach a grade four/five class and early in the year I told them about my love for board games and made sure we had a few in the class. Every Friday afternoon we have time for board games before the end of the day (because it's the best way to encourage problem solving skills and positive social interaction at that time of the week! Or so I tell my boss...) and at the start of the year I had them watch a video of how to play Carcassonne and taught them all to play. Every week there are a good handful that want to play and some who beg me to play with them, which is great.

Today, however, I got the best news yet. One of the boys in my class had his birthday this week and got Carcassonne for his birthday! A few have said they want it but this was the first one that came to fruition!

Also, today I made a copy of Die Stadttore, which is exciting.

And, does anyone else have a name for their count or other meeple pieces? Tonight my sister decided that my count's name is Vlad.

Thanks for reading my stories of you made it this far!!


General / Re: Meeple in The Wild
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:09:13 PM »

Haha this is brilliant - I'm glad I am not the only one who does outrageous things like this!

General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:22:26 PM »
Getting closer to completing my collection...

General / Re: Element of the Week #63 – The Ringmaster
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:49:26 AM »
I have pre-ordered this expansion but it is not being released in Australia until the end of the month. Sounds interesting! :)

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