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In the wombat household we have been playing the board game Carcassonne, and all have been enjoying it a lot.

I wondered if any others out there (esp those with kids) play it?

I have also found a free java version of the game, which includes the base game and all expansion packs.Somehow not as much fun as the board game but it is easier to learn the game.

Anyway if you ever get a chance give it a whirl.
 

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Board games are so turn of the century, errr........ Last century not this one.

All you need Is a baby and a carrier bag, put the baby in the bag or the bag over the baby, it doesn't matter, and then kick it around the room until you get tired or bored.
It's something the whole family can enjoy, and its great exercise too.
 

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Board games are so turn of the century, errr........ Last century not this one.

All you need Is a baby and a carrier bag, put the baby in the bag or the bag over the baby, it doesn't matter, and then kick it around the room until you get tired or bored.
It's something the whole family can enjoy, and its great exercise too.
I do sincerely hope you aren't a trendsetter @HERMAN_JELMET !
 

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I play Carcassone after being introduced to it by @yinkin. It's a great game. I believe there was a 360 version but I always hoped it would come to PS3. Still we did get Catan from Settlers of Catan which is also great ;)
 

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I play Carcassone after being introduced to it by @yinkin. It's a great game. I believe there was a 360 version but I always hoped it would come to PS3. Still we did get Catan from Settlers of Catan which is also great ;)
I have played settlers of Catan a few times, but it never "grabbed" me like carcassonne.
@zoob I jave only played the orginal risk, which I enjoyed, although not played for years... how does your version differ?
 

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Underwater & lunar colonies, commander powers (cards) & limited number of rounds/resources. All bets off on final round - boom!

I picked it up when in San Diego (quite) a few years back.
 

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I love me some Carcasonne, my wife also loves it and beats me at it nealry every time. I have 2 copies, the vanilla version and one I use with the various expansions packs (dllc the cardboard version).

I have the following,

Carcassonne
Carcassonne the castle (2p version)
Carcassonne Hunters and gatherers (stone age theme)
Carcassone the discovery (rubbish dont buy this one)

I have the following expanions

The princes and the dragon
The tower
The count of Carcassonne
Inns and cathedrals
Traders and builders
The Phantom

So it is fair to say we quite like it.

If you are looking for other good board games I can recommend

Ticket to Ride
Agricola
Railways of the world
Marrakech
Zooloretto


I have a collection of approx 200 boardgames.
 

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I love me some Carcasonne, my wife also loves it and beats me at it nealry every time. I have 2 copies, the vanilla version and one I use with the various expansions packs (dllc the cardboard version).

I have the following,

Carcassonne
Carcassonne the castle (2p version)
Carcassonne Hunters and gatherers (stone age theme)
Carcassone the discovery (rubbish dont buy this one)

I have the following expanions

The princes and the dragon
The tower
The count of Carcassonne
Inns and cathedrals
Traders and builders
The Phantom

So it is fair to say we quite like it.

If you are looking for other good board games I can recommend

Ticket to Ride
Agricola
Railways of the world
Marrakech
Zooloretto


I have a collection of approx 200 boardgames.
That's an impressive collection. I have been thinking of getting the Inns and cathedrals expansion for our first attempt of adding to the basic game, but tbh I think the expansions are overpriced when they are similar price to the base game.
I think I'll keep an eye on eBay incase a second hand one comes up.
 

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I quite liked the 360 Carcasonne game. The pirate memory game sounds vaguely familiar @HERMAN_JELMET . Any pics?
 

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We never play without Inns and cathedrals, not sure what you mean about the price of the expansions , the small box ones for Carcassonne are usually pretty reasonable. Inns and cathedrals used to be included in the base set and it is a great addition to the base game, allowing you to score more points if you build a city with a cathedral in or a road with an inn on it , but if you dont complete them they are worth nothing at game end. Make sure you are not confusing expansions with the differently themed full versions.
 

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Pirate memory game was a scene from Little Britain.
 

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We never play without Inns and cathedrals, not sure what you mean about the price of the expansions , the small box ones for Carcassonne are usually pretty reasonable. Inns and cathedrals used to be included in the base set and it is a great addition to the base game, allowing you to score more points if you build a city with a cathedral in or a road with an inn on it , but if you dont complete them they are worth nothing at game end. Make sure you are not confusing expansions with the differently themed full versions.
Regarding the price, Inns and Cathedrals seems to sell at around 15 quid average, although I have seen it for 12.50 on amazon, up to 20ish quid elsewhere (I just got it got 15 off ebay including delivery) The game retails at 25ish, that seems a bit steep for the expansion. I know there are the small expansion packs for less, some on ebay from just a few quid.
 

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That does seem a little steep for what it is. I would just add that Inns and cathedrals is the expansion I recommend most, the rest tend to be a little superfluous, although I have the river expansion which makes the game more interesting. There are a lot of Carcassonne expansions that dont really add anything but compexity to the game.
 

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In the wombat household we have been playing the board game Carcassonne, and all have been enjoying it a lot.

I wondered if any others out there (esp those with kids) play it?

I have also found a free java version of the game, which includes the base game and all expansion packs.Somehow not as much fun as the board game but it is easier to learn the game.

Anyway if you ever get a chance give it a whirl.
I have Carcassonne, which is a favorite among my own small children and nephew. It is part of my collection of about 80 board games, ranging from the epic Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition, to the cute Krosmaster Arena and the infuriating Geistes Blitz. Didn't realise there was a Java version will have to cgheck that out, as what appaers to be a sinple tile laying game can become a very fraught and devious conundrum when you are playing seasoned players...
 

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I sold my copy of Twilight Imperium 3 because it was so hard to get it played, it advise 1.5 hrs per player and really needs at least 4 players really to really shine.
 

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I sold my copy of Twilight Imperium 3 because it was so hard to get it played, it advise 1.5 hrs per player and really needs at least 4 players really to really shine.
Last year played this 4 times, with 5 players this was a 10 hour experience. Love it!
 
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