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Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« on: December 20, 2020, 11:50:23 PM »
Hi everyone,

We played on USA East and West combined together yesterday, this was really fun.

One problem: We played with 230 tiles, as indicated per the rules. And at the end of the game, all the middle of the map was empty ! As the 4 start squares are close to the side of the map, the middle is getting tiles only later in the game. And once every tiles were placed, there was 3 empty columns in the middle (that's about 30 empty spaces), and about 3-4 columns on each sides with only a few tiles.

We then decided to add 50 tiles, and that was far better. We could place them all, and still didn't have to discard any of them ! (during the whole game, we discarded 8 tiles due to the map chip rules, but we didn't have to discard any tile drawed from the tile dispenser).

So my conclusion is: 230 tiles is really not enough ! I strongly recommend to play with:
  • 270 - 280 tiles if playing with the map chip rules (as some may be discarded due to those rules)
  • 260 - 270 tiles if playing without the map chip rules

The playing area at the end of the game, that's 280 tiles, minus 8 that were discarded due to the map chip rules):




Just for the sight, my tunnel wooden pieces in context:




Just for the sight, my toll wooden pieces in context (they're a bit too big, but at least we do not lose them on the playing area):





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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 01:21:32 AM »
Those woorden figures look very nice!
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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 01:21:18 PM »
How about adding a note on your recommendation to WICA?  ;)
Questions about rules? Check WICA: wikicarpedia.com

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 10:51:56 PM »
How about adding a note on your recommendation to WICA?  ;)

That'd be great  ;)

To keep a 20 tile range, I think the best is to write:
  • 260 - 280 tiles if playing with the map chip rules (as some may be discarded due to those rules)
  • 250 - 270 tiles if playing without the map chip rules

That's really impressive!
Great job!!
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Thanks  ;)

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 04:52:11 AM »
Added a house rule about using additional tiles to the following WICA pages:
* Carcassonne Maps - Basic Rules:
   https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Carcassonne_Maps_-_Basic_Rules
* Map-Chips USA West and East:
   https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Map-Chips_USA_West_and_East

Thanks!

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 04:53:43 AM »
Added a house rule about using additional tiles to the following WICA pages:
* Carcassonne Maps - Basic Rules:
   https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Carcassonne_Maps_-_Basic_Rules
* Map-Chips USA West and East:
   https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Map-Chips_USA_West_and_East

Thanks!

Great, thanks!

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2021, 01:07:25 AM »
I keep seeing the title of this topic and thinking it's a reference to a James Bond film from the 90s

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2021, 01:29:05 AM »
I keep seeing the title of this topic and thinking it's a reference to a James Bond film from the 90s
;D ;D ;D

Carcassonne, the dragon never dies!

Carcassonne, the tiles are never enough!

Carcassonne, quantom of the meeple!

Carcassonne, abbey royale

Carcassonne, goldenmeeple

And so on...  ;D

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2021, 03:03:23 AM »
Carcassonne, from Russian Promos with love  ;)

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2021, 03:16:12 AM »
We already have a DrMeeple.  I'll settle for The Meeple who loved me.

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2021, 03:21:34 AM »
Ha ha ha! This is getting wild!  O0

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 05:25:47 AM »
Carcassonne: Meeples are forever

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Re: Combining USA East and West - 220-240 tiles is not enough !
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2021, 12:10:47 PM »
Live and let lie  ;D


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