Great Fairs (Fan Expansion)

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Great Fairs allows players to get an advantage with immediate placement of special figures, such as the Builder, Pig, or Barn, in the same turn when the player places a meeple on a feature.

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Great Fairs allows players to get an advantage with immediate placement of special figures, such as the Builder, Pig, or Barn, in the same turn when the player places a meeple on a feature.

In the Middle Ages, the big fairs were the means of bringing together local producers, but also large traders and bankers who sometimes came from very far away. They would take this opportunity to procure products from foreign countries. The peasants of the surrounding countryside would bring their production and the shopkeepers their manufactured objects.

General info

The Great Fairs fan-expansion for Carcassonne Base Game Carcassonne Base Game was released by Carcassonne Central member oldbonz (CarcC).

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Contents

C2 Tile Sheet
C1 Tile Sheet
  • 9 landscape tiles (identified with a Great Fair symbol)

Required expansions

The Great Fairs expansion expands usage of figures from other expansions. These figures are recommended to take full advantage of this expansion, but they're not mandatory. You can play with just one, or all, or none of them and play only with the new land tiles.

Figure Expansion
Figure Builder red.png Builder Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders
Figure Pig red.png Pig Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders
Figure Barn red.png Barn Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor

Rules

Preparation

Shuffle the new land tiles in with those from the base game and stack them normally.

Gameplay

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1. Placing a tile

Whenever you draw a tile, place it normally.

2a. Placing a meeple

You may place a meeple according to the usual rules.

2b. Placing a special figure

After 2a. Placing a meeple, when you placed a Great Fair tile, if the features of the tile allow it, you can immediately, in this turn one of the following, place special figures: the builder OR the pig (from Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders) OR the barn (from Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor).

Example 1: You enlarged an unoccupied city by placing a tile featuring a Great Fair symbol. Now you can place both a meeple and a builder in this phase.
Example 2: You enlarged a farm with your meeple. Now you can place both a meeple and a builder in this phase.
Example 3: You created space for placing a barn. Now you can place both a meeple and a barn in this phase.
Example 4: You enlarged a city with your meeple by placing a tile featuring a Great Fair Symbol. Now you can place both a builder and a pig in this phase.
3. Scoring a feature

The coats of arms featuring a pig and a barn have the same value as any regular coat of arms. The builder, the pig, and the barn, once placed, follow the rules of their respective expansions.

Final Scoring

The Great Fair tiles in completed cities are worth an additional point to the farmers and barns during the final scoring.

Example 5: Red farmer scores 4 points for 1 completed city with one Great Fair tile.

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General rules

Official clarification from the publisher Feature Great Fair Coat of Arms C2.png A Great Fair Symbol acts and counts as a regular base game Icon Pennant blue white C2.png Coat of Arms for all expansions. In other words, everything applicable to a Coat of Arms is also applicable to a Great Fair Symbol.
Official clarification from the publisher Placing special figures as a second figure is not allowed when some other expansion nullifies the effect of a Coat of Arms in the city, or prohibits a city from being enlarged by a Great Fair tile.

Fan Expansions

Tile Distribution

Second edition C2

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First edition C1

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Footnotes

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