Carcassonne is a game where create a map of medieval countryside one tile at a time, scoring points by completing cities, roads, and other features. It is published by Hans im Glück and Rio Grande Games. 2-5 players, 30-45 minute playtime.

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Carcassonne fairy - scoring with a fairy for multiple areas and at the end

Here are the more in-depth rules for The Princess and The Dragon expansion: http://www.modernjive.com/carcassonne/carcassonnefaq.htm But it does not answer my questions (I assume the fairy protects a ...
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Is it possible to have an unplayable tile?

Is it possible to have a scenario where you pick a tile up, and are unable to make a legal placement with it? What happens in this scenario?
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Carcassone scoring for a city with a mayor and a cathedral

How do you score a city that has both a mayor and a cathedral? We ended up making each tile worth 3 points for the cathedral plus 1 point for each shield/banner in the city for a total of 6 points per ...
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Carcassonne - taking control of a city

We have just started playing and have the river expansion game. I had hoped to try to take control over a city by placing a last wall piece and placing a meeple. This was a U shaped piece and no ...
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With Carcasonne crop circles expansion, which meeples count as followers?

When deploying extra followers from a crop circle action, I'm not sure which meeple count as followers. The CAR states that players may take one of their own followers from their supply and deploy it ...
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Playing a game on a “complete” Carcassonne board [closed]

Imagine you have just finished playing Carcassonne - you have an interesting, pseudo-randomly generated map. Are there any (published) games that you can play on that map? Or are there any other ...
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Crop Circles expansion - Do players HAVE to place a meeple?

In the Crop Circles expansion the rules for choosing Option A (placing additional meeples) was ambiguous. For option B, it's quite clear that everybody, starting at the active player's left, must ...
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German Carcassonne fan expansions - available in English?

I was browsing the Hans im Glück website and found two 'official' fan-made expansions for Carcassonne. The expansions are called: Die Stadttore (The City Gates) Der Osterhase (The Easter Bunny) ...
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Can a Mayor be used to create a Castle?

We combined Abbey & Mayor with Bridges, Castles & Bazaars for the first time last night, and one situation cropped up for which I want to clarify the rules. I created a small city (with no ...
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Carcassonne: two builders on the same city?

When using the Traders and Builders and two players have one city each with their builder in it, and that two cities become one I always asumed that the builders keep working the same way (giving a ...
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Carcassonne Flying Machines + Ferries

Today we were playing Carcassonne with two of the mini expansions, Flying Machines and Ferries. The following situation occured: The yellow player is launching one of his meeple from the bottom ...
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Does the mayor count as multiple knights during taxes?

We were playing Carcassonne last night using the expansions Wheel of Fortune and Abbey & Mayor. A situation came up where a player had his mayor on a large unfinished city with several pennants ...
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Are newer editions of Carcasonne compatible with older expansions?

If I have the new edition of Carcasonne with the river and abbot mini expansion, are all the old expansions still going to be compatible? Mostly I'm looking for a compatible expansion that will add a ...
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Carcassonne Completed City

What constitutes a completed city. My son and I have been playing for a little while, and we can't agree if a city is complete when it has attached cities sections which aren't.
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How do you deal with the edge of the table in tile laying games like Carcassonne [closed]

When playing a tile-laying game, like Carcassonne or Qwirkle, what rule should we use for reaching the edge of the table? Play "off the table" is illegal Play is legal, and we'll faff around moving ...
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When is it worth competing to farm fields?

Is it worth fighting for my opponents' fields when there are still 60+ tiles in the game and I have no fields, or is it too soon? I usually lose games because of fields and not knowing when to lay my ...
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Carcassonne city scoring [closed]

If a city has two knights for one player and one knight for another, does the player with two knights get the double point bonus for that city?
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How to score two tiled cities in Carcassonne? [duplicate]

The rules in my copy of Carcassonne state that cities that consist of only two tiles are worth only 2 points. I played another copy of carcassonne (10nth anniversary edition), and the rules don't ...
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How to make The Tower less of a pain in Carcassonne

I'm a big fan of Carcassonne and have a most of the expansions available in my language. One of the only expansions I don't play, at all, is The Tower. In my opinion, the ability to remove followers ...
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Carcassonne Bazaars and other expansions after the bid

When you play a Bazaar and bid though the pieces do the pieces still cause their stuff? To be more specific, lets start with Wheel of fortune, if one of the Bazaar pieces has a Fortune mark to move ...
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Bridges, Castles and Bazaars with Die Belargerer (the Siege)

I was playing with the Bridges, Castles and Bazaars and Die Belargerer (a rerelease of The Siege with 6 tiles). If you have one in a city, it causes the city to score 1 point per tile and 1 per ...
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Is there a good place to keep updated on Carcassonne News?

I'm not sure if this fits, if not let me know and I'll delete it. I have many/most of the Carcassonne expansions and have spent way too much money doing so. However my biggest problem is finding out ...
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Can you play a new player game of Carcassonne w/o farms?

I've taught Carcassonne to a number of new players (it's a great "gateway game")! However, the problem that I keep having is with the farmers. Players are able to quickly grasp the idea of putting ...
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Wagon movement on completion of a feature

The rules for the Wagon state that when the feature it is placed on is completed, it can be move to an unclaimed, incomplete connected feature. To my reading, this means that the feature it is moved ...
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How many meeples should I have according to the expansions that I'm currently using?

Like many of you, I start playing carcassonne base game with 72 tiles and 7 meeples, but I start adding expansions, and now I have more that 150 tiles in game With just 9 meeples by player (counting ...
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Multiple followers, and moving onto shrines in the Count expansion

After reading the rules for the Count of Carcassonne, I am still unclear on a couple of points. First, in a game, can any quarter of Carcassonne have 2 or more followers from more than one color? by ...
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Do I use the original start tile when playing The River?

Yesterday I bought the Carcassonne board game and it comes with the mini-expansion The River. I read the rules but they don't clarify whether the removed/replaced first tile is removed from the game ...
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How the game actually end for Carcassonne?

There are 71 (excluding starting tile) playing tiles available and this number seems not equally divided by 2,3,4 or even 5. According to the rule we have to finish all the tiles. Does this mean the ...
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What's the order of scoring when completing a city with a Princess?

Yesterday, I played with The Dragon, the Fairy and the Princess for the first time. We came upon a situation that wasn't completely clear in the rules. What if there's an almost completed city, with ...
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How do you score the Mayor in an unfinished city?

How do you score the Mayor in an unfinished city at the end of a game of Carcassonne?
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Can I place a bridge that has no hope of completion?

I want to place a tile with a road next to a tile that has: a field on the side that matches up with my road a field on the opposite side This sounds like the perfect time for a bridge. However, ...
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How many points does a thief score when placed on a tile with a crossing completing multiple roads?

I was a little worried that my theoretical maximum Carcassonne score of 338 points might be in error if it was possible to score multiple completed roads during the same turn. The rules say you place ...
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How is game feel and strategy different between the 1st and 3rd edition scoring rules?

I've used the RGG 1st edition scoring rules because I was unaware until recently that there are 3 different scoring systems for Carcassonne. Without having tried the (now most common) 3rd edition ...
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What are the differences between the 3 versions of Carcassonne?

I see this question was partially answered on B&CG for scoring differences between the 3 versions of Carcassonne. Are there any other differences?
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Maximum attainable points for a single player in a two player game of Carcassonne

Let's start this question with the following assumptions about a game of Carcassonne: It's a two player game. The game is using the current basic set of rules/tiles. edit: just to be clear, I'm ...
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In Carcassonne, what is the point of a Bridge in the expansion set?

I understand how to use the Bridges (sort of), but I don't understand the strategy/purpose. In almost every expansion set the special rules or powers of the pieces makes sense to me but why would I ...
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Should I prefer Farmers or other followers?

My friends and I have played three or four games of Carcassonne with varying winners, and fortunately we're all about the same experience with board games in general. I'm beginning to find, however, ...
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How do you score the Mayor in a city with no pennants?

We played our first games with the Abbey & Mayor expansion tonight, and ran across a scoring question that's not precisely covered by the rules. The rules are pretty simple: The Mayor counts as ...
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Where can I play Carcassonne or Colonists of Catan online? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boardgaming Online I want to play Carcassonne or Colonists (Settlers) of Catan online, either against other people, or against a computer opponent. I want to improve my ...
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In Carcassonne, how does the Bazaar play and count in different situations?

In Carcassonne, does the Bazaar in the farm play and count like a cloister in the farm? What about on the road and in a city? We understand how to initiate the auctions but are not sure how to treat ...
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Carcassonne: The River II playable/worth it without River I?

I recently received a copy of Carcassonne for the holidays, and have enjoyed it so far. My print, however, doesn't include the mini-expansion River I, and it seems like a neat little mechanic insofar ...
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What is the best strategy to avoid large farms in Carcassonne?

Whenever I play with my housemates and friends, Carcassonne often becomes 'farm wars'; everyone who understands the nuances of farm play gets caught up in playing meeple (or as I call them, 'dudes') ...
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Does a builder count as a follower when scoring?

The rules say you can have more than one builder on a road or in a city, so what happens when a city is completed and it has a follower and builder of one person and a big follower and builder of ...
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How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?

My wife and I were playing Carcassonne last night with several of the expansions and we found that the game was taking a ridiculously long time. We had the base game, the River, Inns & ...
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If I am building a road and I use the same tile twice, do I count that tile twice in order to determine the length of the road?

It normally doesn't make a huge difference, but I just got the King expansion, which gives major bonuses for those people who build the largest city and the longest road, and this slight difference in ...
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How To Trap Meeples In 2-Player Carcassonne?

During the past couple of weeks I got a bit addicted to online 2-player "ranked matches" of Carcassonne on my XBox. After a few humiliating losses against the local sharks, it became obvious to me ...
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Can a Cloister be scored if one tile is an all-city tile in Carcassonne? [closed]

Image one - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/5813112525_333660fa6e_z.jpg Image two - http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/5813111763_178a1178f9_z.jpg A little confused about the scoring in the ...
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Draw at the end of turn in Carcassonne [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pre-drawing cards or tiles I often play Carcassonne in a lunchtime setting where we are looking to condense playtime as much as possible. We recently have started ...
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Where can I get these Carcassone expansions?

Where can I find the mini-expansions for Carcassonne? I've seen there are several such as "The Cathars" and "Crop Circles" but don't know where to get them, my local board game store doesn't have ...
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Water damage on cardboard pieces

Someone just spilled water on my Carcassonne tiles. The illustrations are coming apart from the cardboard (they're wrinkling). What's the best thing to do? How can I dry them with best results?