Questions tagged [carcassonne]

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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Carcassone Hills & Sheeps - how do the sheep rules make sense?

We were playing a game of Carcassone last weekend. We've a pretty large setup with a lot of expansions. One of them was "hills & sheeps". The day after the game-night I wondered how the rules of ...
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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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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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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 using ...
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Carcassone - placing barn figure in field

Game : Carcassone with expansion "Abbey & Mayor". Question - theoretically barn can be placed: A) only if my farmer has already been placed in field? B) regarding if any farmers already exist ...
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Which features are scored first in Carcassonne?

I am playing with the The Gold Mines expansion in Carcassonne and I was wondering what the scoring order of features is. Which features do you score first? I was playing and I placed a piece that ...
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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 many unique outcomes can be made from the 12 river tiles in Carcassonne?

I have been pondering this question for some time now and it's a bit out of my scope to solve it. I am curious to know how many possible arrangements are possible for the river 1 expansion for ...
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Can you place a meeple on a tile you didn't place?

In Carcassonne, the rules (in the Z-Man games edition) imply that your meeple for the turn has to go on the tile you just placed rather than any unclaimed and uncompleted feature on the board ("on ...
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How does second edition farmer scoring work?

Related to this question; I am wondering how “each city can only be scored once” worked in the second edition rules. Second edition, like third (current); scores each farmland as opposed to scoring ...
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Carcassonne builder and bazaars

Here is a scenario that happened to my friend and I last night: we were playing Carcassonne with extensions 2 (builder & cie) and 8 (bazaar & cie). My friend was adding tiles to a castle he ...
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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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Can I move the fairie on a bonus turn due to the builder?

I was playing Carcassonne with both the Traders & Builders and the Princess & Dragon expansions. Traders & Builders adds the builder meeple, which gives a bonus turn if a tile is added to ...
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Getting Carcassonne expansions 7 and 8

I have so far purchased all major expansions except expansions 7 (Catapult) and 8 (Bazaar), which I have not found anywhere (in any language). Is the reason I can't find them because they are out of ...
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Difference between a knight and a meeple

What is the difference between a knight and a meeple in carcassonne? What about the big Meeple? Can he count as a knight?
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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 interaction between “The Robbers” and “The Messages”

I probably didn't get some part of the rulings correctly but it seems to me that there is an interaction problem with 2 of the mini-expansions in Carcassonne. The problem seems to be the following: ...
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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 & Cathedrals,...
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Does moving the wagon after scoring stop you from taking the fairy?

So I've read the online PDF rules and can't seem to find an answer for this. After scoring points in a round with the wagon, if you move the wagon to another unfinished city or road as per the wagon ...
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Can the Tower capture the Wagon and/or the Mayor in Carcassonne

When playing Carcassonne with "The Tower" and "Abbey and Mayor" expansions, can adding a level to the tower capture either the Mayor and/or Wagon? There are no rules that I have seen that either ...
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Which expansions should not be used together in Carcassonne?

I have really been into Carcassonne lately and have purchased many expansions, even though I'm still missing some of the rarer ones. I have the following: Base Game Expansion 1: Inns and Cathedrals ...
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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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Does Keep score points when another Keep is completed?

In Carcassonne Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars expansion you may build a keep on a completed 2-tile city and it will score points once other features are completed in its vicinity. What if the other ...
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Can a Cloister be scored if one tile is an all-city tile in Carcassonne?

I am a little confused about the scoring in the situations shown. It says the Cloister must be surrounded by land on all sides. In both cases illustrated, one of the six tiles surrounding the Cloister ...
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Are the yellow roof buildings inns?

In the new 2015 edition of Carcassonne Inns and Cathedrals, there are yellow roof buildings on some of the road pieces. Are these inns?
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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 "meeple"...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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: 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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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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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 left ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?