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 Gl├╝ck and Rio Grande Games. 2-5 players, 30-45 minute playtime.

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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?
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How do the expansions for Carcassonne change the game?

There are a ton of different expansions for the Carcassonne base game. What are some of the differences between them? What does each one add to the game? How does each one change the strategy and ...
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Princess & Dragon with Traders & Builders

Does the dragon eliminate only followers or does it also eliminate builders, pigs, etc? If the dragon eliminates a follower but leaves the builder in a city, what becomes of him?
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Is the Catapult expansion as cool as it sounds?

I've often heard of the Carcassonne Catapult expansion, and I'm wondering, is it actually cool to use, or is it one of those novelties that will quickly wear off? Please give me your experience with ...
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What Are The Official Rules for Carcassonne: The River?

I played a game of Carcassonne last night with some friends, using amongst other expansions, the river. Their "house rule" was that both the river Source and Lake tiles do NOT wrap around: on each ...
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Do you place the fairy before or after scoring a completed road/city/cloister?

With The Princess and the Dragon expansion for Carcassonne, can I place a tile to complete one of my features, and then move the fairy in to it for the bonus 3 points, or are you supposed to score the ...
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Condensing Carcassonne & expansions into a single box

I've got a large collection of boxes piling up for Carcassonne, both the little ones that fit in the palm or your hand (like River and The Count) and the medium size ones like (like Inns & ...
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Pre-drawing cards or tiles [closed]

This goes for many games where players take turns to draw cards, but I specifically wondered about Carcassonne: Do you allow players to pre-draw tiles and look at those tiles before it's their turn? ...
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Interaction between Carcassonne: Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars and other expansions

Last night we played with the Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars expansion for Carcassonne. We also played with a few other expansions, but ran into several situations where we weren't sure of the rules. ...
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Questions about pigs

We recently purchased some Carcassonne expansions, and I have some questions about the pigs. First, pigs can be placed on your field to increase the multiplier. But what if fields are merged? Do pigs ...
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Carcassonne — problem telling the difference between the Big Meeple and regular Meeples

In our gaming group, we have a very hard time picking out the Big Meeple from the other Meeples on the board. While the Big Meeple certainly is bigger than the others, it's not by a significant ...
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What expansions for Carcassonne add variety without changing the character too much?

I've been playing a fair amount of Carcassonne with the basic tiles and the original River expansion. What other expansion packs will add a bit of variety to the game but without changing the ...
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Good rules for combining the various expansions start tiles

The river expansions, the wheel of fortune and other expansions all add their own sets of start tiles and blocks of tiles to the game. Are there good rules for combining these starting tiles?
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Can Expansion Combining “Break” the Game?

There are a lot of different Carcassonne expansions available and I'm curious if anyone has any insight in to telling if combining them may break game play? Recently we've been using Inns & ...
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Carcassonne - The Tower and The Dragon

While it has been a while since I last played Carcassonne using The Tower expansion, I seem to recall a level of confusion as to how the rules surrounding The Tower interacted with the rules of the ...
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What are good standard strategies for Carcassonne ?

I've only just discovered Carcassonne (thanks to the iPhone app), but I keep losing (in 3-player games). Which standard strategies are there? (game without extensions, 3-4 players). One strategy per ...
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7+ Players in Carcassonne - Problematic?

I currently have the Carcassonne base set plus Inns & Cathedrals which expands the game to 6 players. I've found that I can buy extra sets of Meeples in different colors which would effectively ...
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Carcassonne: Replacement/Extra player sets.

So far I've found MeeplePeople and BoardGameExtras carrying replacement/extra sets for Carcassonne. I am however missing Mayor, Farm and the Cart(?) from those sets (possibly some expansion I have not ...
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Carcassonne: The Grass Connection

Been looking into the rules a bit but can't find all the answers I want and it's possible this is more of a house rule with no definitive answer, but what I'm looking for is some official ruling if it ...
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House rules to make the cloister less of a game winning tile in Carcassonne?

In my experience, cloister tiles in Carcassonne are often "too lucky". If you draw a cloister tile in the beginning of the game, it will typically still require an investment of quite a bit of ...
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There seem to be several different scoring systems for fields/cities in Carcassonne — which is correct?

It seems that the scoring for fields and cities in Carcassonne varies -- has this changed over the years, or is this a difference between the US and international versions? Are there ...