The Festival (1st edition)

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10th Anniversary Logo

Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2011 to mark the 10th Anniversary of Carcassonne. [1]

Contents

  • 10 new landscape tiles (each with the 10-year festival symbol)

Rules

Preparation

Shuffle the 10 Festival tiles together with the Land tiles of the basic game.

This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne basic game. All of the rules remain the same. .

Placing a tile

When a player draws a tile with a festival symbol on it, he or she should place the tile according to the usual rules.

Deploying a Follower

The player must then choose either:

  • deploy one of one’s own figures to the tile in the usual way; or
  • return one of one’s own figures [2] [3] from the entire playing area [4] to his or her supply. [5] [6] [7]

The player can also choose to do neither of the above.

Captured meeples (from The Tower expansion) cannot be returned to the player's supply in this way.

Scoring

When you complete one or more areas (e.g. a monastery, a road etc.) by placing a Festival tile, you score them according to the normal rules.

Final scoring

There is no additional scoring at the end of the game with the Festival tiles.

Tile distribution

Total Tiles: 10

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Footnotes

For Icons licensing and explanation please visit Icons page.

  1. Icon World Black.png This “expansion” is really a part of HiG and RGG’s Jubilee Edition of Carcassonne, which essentially consists of a deluxe version of the basic game and this mini-expansion.
  2. Icon Open Book.png All of one’s own figures are meant here, including normal and big followers, wagon, mayor, builder, pig, and barn.
  3. Icon Open Book.png A player cannot return a figure from another player. Also, a player cannot return a neutral figure (such as the fairy or the dragon).
  4. Icon Open Book.png By specifying “entire playing area,” this allows removal of followers from the City of Carcassonne (even if the Count is in the same space) or the Wheel of Fortune crown spaces.
  5. Icon Double Arrow Black.png The RGG 10-year anniversary edition rules actually use the term “followers” for both bullet points. The new version of the Festival tiles sold separately through publisher CundCo also uses the term “followers.” However, the official HiG reading remains “figures.” (updated 5/2014)
  6. Icon Open Book.png If the Festival is used to remove a follower, the Phantom can still be placed on that turn. (11/2013)
  7. Icon Open Book.png If the Festival is used to remove a follower, the Fairy cannot be moved, as an action was still taken in the “Move Wood” or “Deploy a Figure” phase. (5/2014)