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In Carcassonne Rivers, does the Abbey Tile stop a road?

It plays as illustrated: the road is unbroken. See the scoring example that shows the road is "not ended":
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How do I score this field in Carcassonne?

According to the rules: Each field is worth 3 points per adjacent completed city. So the city must share a line with the field. It does this for three of the cities. The small vertical city is ...
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Carcassonne: how to score city points when tied

When multiple players score a feature, each player gets the full amount. There is only one way to score a feature, and if the rule says that each player scores that feature, each player will get the ...
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Can you place a meeple on a tile you didn't place?

You can only place it on the tile you just placed. From the Rio Grande edition rules: After the player places a land tile, he may deploy one of his followers, using the following rules: The player ...
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Are the yellow roof buildings inns?

No, that's just scenery. The inns all have lakes next to them. This copy of the rules appears to be for the new edition (it says ©2002, 2015 and it doesn't look quite like my copy of the original ...
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How many unique outcomes can be made from the 12 river tiles in Carcassonne?

As mentioned in the comments, I think the U-turns of the river in your example board are invalid; see (this version of) the rules. If, as you say "We must also exclude possibilities that become ...
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Can you place a meeple on a tile you didn't place?

You can only place a meeple on a tile you just placed. The Princess & Dragon expansion provides an exception to that rule. As Gendolkari already quoted, the rules in the vanilla game are clear: ...
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Can a meeple be placed, and scored on the same turn?

Yes, this is a basic game play rule of Carcassone. A turn has the following steps: Draw and place a terrain tile Station a follower on the newly-placed tile (optional) Score completed feature(s) (if ...
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Carcassone Hills & Sheeps - how do the sheep rules make sense?

Yes, you are missing something. 'Lucky guy' in your example gains the same benefit as 'clever guy', despite playing fewer field tiles. Each time you place a tile and cash in the accumulated points ...
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When was "pennant" renamed "coat of arms" in Carcassonne?

The original German is Wappen. English rules have translated that variously as Pennant, Banner, Shield, or Coat of Arms. The Rio Grande edition called it Pennant. The Z-Man edition called it Banner. ...
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Carcassonne: how to score city points when tied

Interpreting the sentence as regular English, and comparing it with the official rules in other languages, lead me to believe that all players get 10 points. There's no splitting involved. Here is the ...
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Does moving the wagon after scoring stop you from taking the fairy?

No. Redeployment of the Wagon following scoring (at the end of a turn) is a separate step from the figure deployment step (for the next turn), so it has no effect on any of the actions you can take ...
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Can the Tower capture the Wagon and/or the Mayor in Carcassonne

In the file Carcassonne CAR (this is the link https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/87531/carcassonne-standard-complete-annotated-rules ) page 52, section the tower, before note 120 says: "Whenever a ...
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What are the odds a player doesn't draw a monastery or garden tile?

This should happen to you about 1 in every 620 games that have 3 players, 14 tiles that an Abbot can be played on, 1 start tile, and 57 other tiles. Given that there are 72 tiles, in a 3-player game, ...
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Does the Carcassonne Hunters & Gatherers tile with 3 fish, 2 rivers and 2 forests have a menhir?

Simple answer: If the tile doesn't have a picture of a menhir, it doesn't contain a menhir. I suspect the point of confusion here is differentiating between "tiles with a menhir on them" and ...
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Does Keep score points when another Keep is completed?

If a Keep is built next to another Keep, neither are completed as a city. The next feature that's scored next to either of them, though, will trigger both. First the Keep that's next to the feature, ...
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Is there a canonical way of placing the scoring meeple to signify having gone round the scoring track?

The official, pre-expansion rule to keep track of 50 points was to lay down the scoring meeple like a farmer. Start of page 4 of the official rules (pdf): Note: if your score passes 50 points, lay ...
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Can I move the fairie on a bonus turn due to the builder?

A player may move the fairy instead of placing a follower. A player can move the fairy on the placement of the first tile, the second tile, or both. A player can only score the one point when the ...
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Difference between a knight and a meeple

A meeple is a humanoid-shaped physical object. You will find in the box 40 regular meeples, including 8 meeples in each of these colors: yellow, red, green, blue, and black. They were called "...
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Difference between a knight and a meeple

The meeples are any of the roles in the game. Knight, thief, farmer or monk. The big one counts as two.
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Carcassonne interaction between "The Robbers" and "The Messages"

Official answer, taken from Carcassonne Central. The source is Georg Wild from HiG, via telephone call. TL;DR; yes, it is possible that the robber might stand still until the end of the game. You ...
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2 Mayors in a city...how to score?

If player one has a meeple and a mayor and player two has just a mayor, then player one will win, as player one will have N + 1 strength vs player two's N strength, where N is the number of coat of ...
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Carcassonne: how to score city points when tied

Z-Man Games English rules for the current edition (p. 5, bottom of page): If there are multiple meeples in a single scored feature, the player with the most meeples is awarded full points and all ...
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Are newer editions of Carcasonne compatible with older expansions?

I just bought inns and cathedrals today and the new set of needles does include an abbot piece.
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Which expansions should not be used together in Carcassonne?

I made games with this expansions. Base Game, Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders, Princess and the Dragon, The Tower, Abbey & Mayor, Count, King & Robber; Bridges, Castles & ...
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Getting Carcassonne expansions 7 and 8

At the moment (Feb 2018), the publisher lists the expansion 7 (Catapult) as not available anymore. So your option would be to find this 2nd hand. Expansion 8 is available at the publisher's shop.
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Does this tile from River II have an Inn?

I didn’t investigate far enough as Zibelas correctly pointed out. “This expansion features a River II tile with an inn. Unlike other inns, this one has a yellow roof:” https://wikicarpedia.com/car/...
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Carcassonne builder and bazaars

tl:dr- No, I don't think they should take another bonus tile. Firstly I'm going to assume that by 'castle' you mean 'city'. The castle in Bazzars refer to a specific token which the builder can not ...
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Carcassone Hills & Sheeps - how do the sheep rules make sense?

frodoskywalker's answer is correct but not comprehensive. Here are other aspects to consider. The rules for Hills & Sheep say, "When a player places a tile featuring a field, she may decide to ...
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Water damage on cardboard pieces

I actually had the exact same issue - someone spilled water on my carcassonne tiles, and I blotted/placed it in between paper towels under a textbook. When they dried, I put a bit of white glue where ...
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