Winter Edition The Gingerbread Man
General info and comments
Winter has broken out in Carcassonne. It's cold, but romantic, it is a time of hot drinks and sweet pastries. Life in the cities of Carcassonne is just a bit slower. But occasionally a new fellow pops up - have you already found him?
- 1 wooden Gingerbread Man figure
- 6 new land tiles with gingerbread man symbol
All normal rules of Carcassonne remain. This mini-expansion can be played only with the Carcassonne Winter Edition because of the tile backs. The 6 new landscape tiles with the gingerbread man are mixed in with the tiles of the Winter Edition. The wooden Gingerbread Man is placed in the city on the starting tile.
Playing the Game
Playing the new tiles: If a player draws a landscape tile with the gingerbread man symbol, he or she places the tile using the normal rules and performs a normal turn. He or she then takes the Gingerbread Man and puts it into a different unfinished city.
Gingerbread Man scoring
- When the Gingerbread Man leaves a city (by placement of another gingerbread man tile), all players who have one or more knights in this city will receive points. For each of his or her knights in this city, each player receives 1 point per tile that is a part of the city at this moment. Pennants score no points. The knights remain in this city.
- If a player completes a city with the Gingerbread Man, here is what happens: Before the normal scoring is performed, all players who have one or more knights in this city will receive points. For each of his or her knights in this city, each player receives 1 point per tile that is a part of the city. After that, the player who completed the city places the Gingerbread Man into an unfinished city of his or her choice. 
Special case: If there is no other unfinished city when the Gingerbread Man must be moved, it stays in the city in which it is located. If this city is completed, it is placed next to the game board and can be brought back into the game by playing a tile with the gingerbread man icon.
- The Gingerbread Man can be eaten by the dragon.
- The big follower counts as a normal follower for the purposes of scoring with the Gingerbread Man.
- Figures which are not followers (such as the pig and builder) do not interact with the Gingerbread Man.
Total Tiles: 6
Note: the following tile was not included in the first printing of the set. In the first printing, there are instead 2 copies of the tile marked with (*) above.
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- Based on Scoring Example 2, the movement of the Gingerbread Man occurs after normal scoring.
- As is also pointed out in the Tile Distribution, the red-bordered tile placed in this example was not included in the initial print run of the Gingerbread Man mini-expansion.
- These clarifications come from the iOS version of Carcassonne, where the Winter Edition can easily be mixed with expansions from the Standard Edition of Carcassonne. (12/2014)