Monday, July 23, 2018

Tales from the (battle)field #5

Previous weekend I organised a little mega Carcassonne event. More as a training of facebook events. Unfortunately I have set up the time when game for third place in Russia took place, so we played with three players instead of expected 8.

I have used
2 x river
2 x base set
2 x trader & builders
2 x hills & ships
1 x princess and the dragon

around 280 tiles all together

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Spin-off - South Seas

Today I would like to write few words about my without doubt favorite Carcassonne version. This was the first in the "Around the world series".

It is very unique considering graphical theme and above all rules of the game play in general. What makes South Seas spin-off so special? Well, playing it is like eating bananas in the sun while watching sea waves slowly approaching the golden sand. It is relaxing. Say good bye to stealing, blocking and huge overcrowded cities. If farming rules overwhelm you or your friends, you can forget about those too. 

The theme circles around being an South Sea islanders, who gather bananas, fishes and seashels which than can then be sold to passing ships.

Monday, July 9, 2018

New Carcassonne Spin-Off - Safari

You may know about Carcassonne around the world series of Spin-Offs. Currently it consists of South Seas, Gold Rush and Amazonas. Newest one will be released this autumn in Leipzig and Essen game shows. You can read some about it now here on Carcassonne Central forum. Graphical style teleport us into Africa.

I had a chance to play it last week during 1st International Carcassonne Meeting. While I am not allowed to describe much online (anyway, it was still a prototype) it is has some nice twists to scoring points. It generally follows the around the series approach. Some ways to easy scoring, little chance to be mean and steal or block. I will constrain myself from giving any opinions of posting photos until playing the final version. The only thing that I am afraid that I do not see (at this point) how this would attract new players to the series.

More news to come.