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The Courier introduces a new neutral figure that follows diagonally or horizontally placed meeples on the board. If your meeple was placed on an unfinished feature and was not scored this turn, you may receive a thank you message and score points for that unfinished element as a bonus.
There are many abandoned roads, towns or monasteries and gardens. The Courier brings good news to those who decide to improve these places.
The Courier fan-expansion for Carcassonne Base Game was released by Carcassonne CZ forum members Mati (CarcCZ) (CarcC), Bumsakalaka (CarcC, CarcCZ) and Snearone (CarcC).
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- 6× landscape tiles with a letter symbol (optional)
Tile with letter symbol
Shuffle the new landscape tiles in with the rest of the tiles and stack them normally. Place the Courier to the side for now - it doesn't belong to any player.
Place the Courier to starting tile.
The Courier placed on starting tile
After placing a tile with a letter symbol, immediately move the Courier figure to it, regardless of where it is currently located.
Example 1: You
place tile with letter symbol and move the Courier to the placed tile.
You may place a meeple according to the usual rules.
The Currier figure and a letter symbol does not affect scoring of finished features.
If the player's meeple, placed in this turn, meets all of the following conditions:
- stands at the end of the turn in an unfinished feature such as a city, road, monastery, or garden
- stands on a tile with the Courier OR stands horizontally or vertically to the tile on which the Courier stands,
then the Courier figure is moved to that meeple and the player receives a thank-you message from the Courier for the unfinished feature, which score you points as in the final scoring of the game.
A farmer placed in a field cannot receive a message from the Courier because he is on a feature that cannot be completed and scored during the game.
Example 2: Blue
placed a meeple on an unoccupied and unfinished city as a knight, and the Courier stands vertically away from him. He satisfies the condition for receiving a thank-you message from the Courier. The Courier moves to the knight, Blue
receives a thank-you message from the Courier and scores 4 points
for the unfinished city.
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When playing No tile variant place the Courier on very first tile placed on board.
If more than one Meeple (e.g. Normal Meeple, Large Meeple, Abbot, Mayor, Wagon, Ringmaster, Phantom, Guard Meeple...) has been placed or moved in a turn and meets the condition for receiving a thank-you message from the Courier, then the Courier moves to whichever Meeple was placed or moved first, and that player receives a thank-you message from the Courier, even if this player is not the active player.
The Courier is moved even if the Meeple meets the condition for receiving a thank-you message and would score 0 points, e.g. an incomplete city with a Cathedral Inns & Cathedrals.
A Meeple placed on a feature that can be completed and scored during the game can receive a message from the Courier.
Also, a Meeple moved on the game board from one feature to another can receive a message from the Courier.
A Meeple placed on a larger tile (double tile, etc) can meet the condition for receiving a thank-you message when at least one part of a feature on tile where a Meeple is placed is horizontally or vertically to the tile on which the Courier stands.
A Meeple placed on a feature that cannot be completed or scored during the game cannot receive a message from the Courier.
A meeple moved on the same feature during the game cannot receive a message from the Courier.
Support figures (e.g. Builder, Pig, Shepherd, etc.) and neutral figures (e.g. Fairy, Dragon, etc.) cannot receive a message from the Courier.
- * 03/2023 Allowed to play expansion only with the Courier figure without expansion tiles, which are optional now.
- * 03/2023 Fixed conditions for receiving a thank-you message and a new rule to put the Courier figure back into play when it is eaten by a Dragon The Princess & the Dragon or Black Dragon and a No tiles variant is played.
Second edition C2
Total tiles: 6
Several tiles have a small illustration on them. The letters in brackets show which illustration is on each tile:Note:
The small illustrations of a cowshed
, a pigsty
and a donkey stable
are collectively referred to as sheds
First edition C1
Total tiles: 6