Black Dragon (Fan Expansion)

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General info and comments

The Black Dragon fan-expansion can be played with the Base Game and any combinations of official and/or fan expansions. The Princess & the Dragon is not required to play with Black Dragon.

The Black Dragon has been released by šmoula, a member of the Carcassonne CZ forum.

The rules files are available here:

  • on Carcassonne CZ Forum (registration is required to access):


  • 1 black dragon
Figure Black Dragon.png



Place the Black Dragon to the side for now - it doesn't belong to any player.


1. Placing a tile

Whenever you draw a tile, place it normally.

2. Placing a meeple

You may place a meeple according to the usual rules.

3. Scoring a feature

The Black Dragon does not enter the game until a player scores 50 or more points on the scoring track. At this moment, after scoring completed features, continue to Step 3: Placement of the Black Dragon. From this point forward, at the beginning of phase 3. Scoring feature, the active player must move the Black Dragon when at least one feature is completed.

Step 1: Movement of the Black Dragon
If the Black Dragon is in play and one or more features have been completed by placing a tile, the active player moves the Black Dragon, either horizontally or vertically, by 1 tile for each completed feature. The Black Dragon may not move back to any tile which it previously occupied during this turn. The Black Dragon eats each figure on the tiles that it moves to. Player figures are returned to the supply; neutral figures are placed to the side.

Example 1: Yellow placed a tile which completes 3 features. Yellow moves the Black Dragon three tiles, Red and Blue meeples are returned to their respective players' supplies.

Step 2: Score completed features
Now you score all completed features.

Example 2: Yellow has survived on a completed road after the Black Dragon has finished moving. Yellow scores 2 points and it is returned to the player's supply.

Step 3: Placement of the Black Dragon
After scoring all features and when any player's scoring figure has reached or passed the 50-point field on the scoring board from begin of this turn, you take the Black Dragon and move it directly to the last placed tile. The Black Dragon eats each figure on the tile. All points scored by players after 3. Scoring a feature phase has no effect on the Black Dragon's placement, even if any player has reached or passed the 50-point field on the scoring board.

Example 4a: Situation before scoring by Red.
Example 4b: Red scored 3 points and moved their scoring meeple from 47 points to 50 points. The Black Dragon is placed on the tile which was placed during this turn.

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Figures eaten by Black Dragon

Rule of thumb: Every living figure can be eaten by Black Dragon

This table is dynamic and contains figures depends on selected expansions.
Base GameBase Game Normal meeple
Figure Meeple red.png
The AbbotThe Abbot Abbot
Figure Abbot red.png
Inns & CathedralsInns & Cathedrals Large meeple
Figure MeepleLarge red.png
Abbey & MayorAbbey & Mayor Mayor
Figure Mayor red.png
Abbey & MayorAbbey & Mayor Wagon
Figure Wagon red.png
Under the Big TopUnder the Big Top Ringmaster
Figure Ringmaster red.png
Ghosts, Castles & CemeteriesGhosts, Castles & Cemeteries Guard Meeple
Figure Guard Meeple red.png
The PhantomThe Phantom Phantom
Figure Phantom red.png
Special figures
Traders & BuildersTraders & Builders Builder
Figure Builder red.png
Traders & BuildersTraders & Builders Pig
Figure Pig red.png
Hills & SheepHills & Sheep Shepherd (incl. the sheep next to the shepherd)
Figure Reference C2 Figure Shepherd And Sheep.png
The Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread Man Gingerbread Man
Win gbm gingerbreadMan.png
Neutral figures
The Princess & the DragonThe Princess & the Dragon Red Dragon
Figure Dragon.png
The Princess & the DragonThe Princess & the Dragon Fairy
Figure Fairy.png
Mage & WitchMage & Witch Mage
Figure Mage.png
Mage & WitchMage & Witch Witch
Figure Witch.png
The SchoolThe School Teacher
Figure Teacher purple.png
The CourierThe Courier Courier
Figure Courier.png
Hills & SheepHills & Sheep Sheep tokens
Token HillsSheep Sheep2 C2.png
The Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread Man Gingerbread Man (Russian edition)
Symbol GingerbreadMan WE.png
Figures on wooden piece
The TowerThe Tower Any meeple that can be eaten by the Black Dragon placed on top of the Tower
Figure Reference C2 Feature Tower Meeple.png
Bridges, Castles & BazaarsBridges, Castles & Bazaars Any figure that can be eaten by the Black Dragon placed on the Bridge
Figure Meeple red.png
Figure Bridge.png
Protection against the Black Dragon

Figures in the following places are safe from the Black Dragon

This table is dynamic and contains places depends on selected expansions.
Count, King & RobberCount, King & Robber The interior of the City of Carcassonne
Count Of Carcassonne C2 Feature Tiles.png
Bridges, Castles & BazaarsBridges, Castles & Bazaars A castle
Token Castle C2.png
The Wheel of FortuneThe Wheel of Fortune The interior of the Wheel of Fortune
(including the crown)
WOF C1 Starting Tile 01.jpg
The Markets of LeipzigThe Markets of Leipzig The interior of the City of Leipzig
Leipzig tiles.png


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