I mercati di Leipzig
Informazioni generali e commenti
Originally released by Hans im Glück in the 2nd edition (C2 for short) in 2017 on occasion of Leipzig's fair "model-hobby-spiel" 2017, with two double tiles for Amazonas: Amazon Bonus River Tiles. A version in the 3rd edition (C3 for short) was released in 2023.
This expansion doesn't exist for the 1st edition (C1 for short), and presents some limitations if played with this edition.
This expansion was first released as a limited edition of total 600 examples: the first 300 at the "modell hobby spiel" in Leipzig from 29th September to 1st October 2017, and the second 300 at the Spiel'17 in Essen from 26th to 29th of October 2017. This limited version was signed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and the CEO of Leipzig's trade fair center (Messe Leipzig) and contained 13 meeples.
The Leipzig trade fair, which provides its logo as the symbol for this expansion, has its origins in the Middle Ages.
- 4 double land tiles with the city of Leipzig, to be used as an alternative start tile
- 13 additional meeples in different colors in some versions 
This setup replaces the start tile. Place the land tiles in a way that the four quarters lie next to each other and form the city of Leipzig (lat. Lipsia). Rightly, the signpost for Francofortum points to the west, the one for Stettinum to the north, Vratislavia to the east and Roma to the south. For the game, however, it is not important in which order the tiles are placed. 
Se è possibile, dare un meeple in più ad ogni giocatore perchè in questa variante finiscono più facilmente.
This section contains additional information about the interactions with other Carcassonne expansions.
We will include some remarks about the implications of these clarifications next
Third edition C3
Second edition C2
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- The expansion was first released as a limited edition of total 600 examples: the 1st 300 examples at the "modell hobby spiel" in Leipzig from the 29th of September to the 1st of October 2017, and the 2nd 300 examples at the Spiel'17 in Essen from 26th to 29th of October 2017. This limited version was signed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and the CEO of Leipzig's trade fair center (Messe Leipzig) and contain 13 meeples. A more general version is also available which only contains the four tiles.
- This suggested setup places the tiles according to the geographical location of Leipzig in relation to the other cities mentioned. The tiles can be placed in any order, since the position of the quarters does not imply any restrictions for the game. The only difference will be the location of the farmhouses in two of the four fields these tiles define as the initial setup.
- The English rules state "a village" but it should be "villages". The German rules are more precise (6/2021).
This means this expansion only considers villages, which serve as a crossroads where 2, 3, or 4 roads end. The same features are also used in The Tollkeepers for the placement of tollhouses.
As a result, this would rule out junctions with trees and small cottages, such as the ones present on some tiles in Exp. 9 - Hills & Sheep.
Note that Markets of Leipzig is designed to be used with the C2/C3 base game alone, where all roads end at cities, monasteries or at villages. No trees are present in any junctions in the C2/C3 base game, although they may appear in some expansions later. On the other hand, the C1 base game presents crossroads with villages and trees. There is not a consistent one-to-one correspondence regarding the use of villages or trees in crossroads between C1 and C2/C3.
- The majority in a road connected to Leipzig is initially calculated before deciding whether to send a meeple to Leipzig. After sending any meeples to Leipzig, the majority in the feature will have to be re-evaluated before scoring. This is why a player needs at least two meeples on a road to be able to score for it after sending one of the meeples to Leipzig. This, however, does not ensure the player will be able to score, since the player may have lost the majority in the feature with one less meeple.
- Note that meeples are sent to Leipzig right before the scoring round takes place (in Step 3A), so they may grant their bonuses on the same turn during scoring (in Step 3B). The rules explicitly mention the case involving meeples sent to the Wainwrights quarter, but this may also happen with meeples sent to the Coiners quarter or the Bookbinders quarter.
This means that other bonuses associated to meeples sent to Leipzig will not be granted:
- The watchtower bonus (see The Watchtowers)
- The fairy 3-point scoring bonus (see Exp. 3 - The Princess & the Dragon)
- The ringmaster bonus (see Exp. 10 - Under the Big Top)
- In C2, the long road along the tile counts as 1 tile when scoring the road, although the tile counts as 2 square tiles when scoring monasteries.
- In C3, each half of the Leipzig tiles count as a square tile when scoring cities or monasteries. The exception defined in C2 for the roads is now discarded, to align the rules with other C3 mini expansions including non-square tiles.
- In general terms, the rules indicate that Markets of Leipzig provides bonus points for all the features affected, so they are not part of the core feature scoring in any case.
The additional point per tile would be applied as a bonus after all other modifiers to the core feature scoring. That is, it is applied after Inns (see Exp. 1 - Inns and Cathedrals), German Cathedrals (see Cathedrals in Germany) and Mage and Witch scoring modifiers (see Mini #5 - Mage and Witch.)
So it will be applied along with other bonus points affecting the road such as Little Buildings (see Little Buildings.)
- By extension, this bonus would affect not only monasteries but all other monastic buildings scored during the game. Monastic buildings are: monasteries, abbeys, shrines, German monasteries, Dutch & Belgian monasteries, Japanese buildings, Darmstadt churches. German Cathedrals and gardens are not considered.
- Players do not get the bonus points when an abbot is removed/scored before the monastery is completed. These bonus points can only be received when an occupied monastic building is scored by a player after completion. A castle scoring points for an unoccupied monastic building will not trigger this bonus either.
- The rules are clear about the Tanners quarter when playing with the basic game, where fields are only evaluated at the end of the game. However, as there are expansions that may score fields during the game, it is an open question if the Tanners quarter should be applied in such cases. If applied, this bonus would affect the early evaluation of fields in expansions such as Exp. 5 - Abbey and the Mayor and Mini #2 - The Messages (Dispatches). No clarification is currently available.
- The Tanners quarter bonus also affects the early evaluation of fields in expansions such as Exp. 5 - Abbey and the Mayor and Mini #2 - The Messages (Dispatches).
- This scoring bonus for fields is especially designed for C2. There is no official clarification about how fields are scored for tiles with C1 artwork.
- C1 fields may be scored taking into consideration the little farmhouses present on them.
- The wording indicates that this bonus only applies to field scoring. Therefore barns do not get this bonus when scored, no matter their owners have a meeple in the Tanners quarter.
These clarifications can be found on Carcassonne Central here: