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:

  1. The Mayor counts as a meeple, so you can't play him where another meeple is already present.
  2. The Mayor counts as one follower for each pennant in the city.

What happens if a city with no pennants is closed (or the game ends) and the only meeple in the city is a Mayor? Does that player score zero points for the city?


No points are scored.

From the Carcassonne Annotated Rules p58 (note 161)

Question: Blue has a mayor in a city with no pennants. Does the city count as occupied? And if so, when the city is scored, will blue score points? Answer: The city is occupied. The mayor has no ‘strength’, so he counts as if there is no follower, and scores no points.

  • Good, that's how we played it.
    – Kristo
    Feb 15 '12 at 13:14

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