COVID-19 (Fan Expansion)

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General info and comments

Expansion symbol

COVID-19 fan-expansion was released by Carcassonne CZ Forum members Danka and šmoula.

The tiles and rules files are available here:

  • C3 version on Carcassonne CZ Forum (please register to access):
https://www.carcassonneforum.cz/thread-4504-post-25833.html

Contents

  • 1 landscape tile identified with a corona virus symbol
  • 30 testing cards 20 for negative result, 9 for positive result and 1 for death.
COVID-19 Test Negative.png
COVID-19 Test Positive.png
COVID-19 Test Death.png
Negative Positive Death
  • 20 infection tokens
Token COVID-19.png
Infection token

New landscape tiles

The new landscape tile is played like those in the base game.

COVID-19 Tile.png

COVID-19 Tile: Field and city are infected by COVID-19

Rules

Preparation

Shuffle the new landscape tile in with those from the base game and stack them normally. Also shuffle the testing cards and place them in a pile, face down, next to the infection tokens.

Extended players variant

Place the COVID-19 tile next to the starting tile(s) at the beginning of the game.

Example 1: Placement of COVID-19 tile next to the starting tile; the top field on the starting tile is now infected.

Gameplay

Token COVID-19.png
1. Placing a tile

Placing COVID-19 tile
After placing the tile with the COVID-19 symbol (hereafter Covid), the city and the field are infected with Covid. From this moment on, so-called infected areas are created in the game.

Spread of Covid
When the infected area is enlarged[1], the Covid spreads further. The player who enlarged the infected area takes an infection token from the general supply and places it on any uninfected area adjacent to an already-infected area (e.g., if there is an infected city that has a road leading from it, he can mark it with the token and thus spread the infection). A city, road, field or monastery can be infected.[2]

Once the infection tokens run out, the infecting player must use one of the tokens already placed, where the disease has since died down.

As soon as any figure enters an infected area during any phase of the game [3] it is obliged to test immediately. Testing is described in phase 2. Placing a figure.

Example 2: Red places the Covid tile. The city with yellow meeple is enlarged by the tile with Covid. The yellow player must test his knight. The Knight tests positive COVID-19 Test Positive.png and returns to the yellow player's supply.
Example 3a: Red enlarges an infected field, causing the Covid to spread further. The arrows indicate the possible places where the infection can spread.
Example 3b: Red chooses to spread the infection to an uninfected road without any meeples, therefore no meeples or figures are required to be tested.
2. Placing a meeple

When playing a figure in an infected area, the player is obliged to test it.

Testing figure
The player takes one testing card for each figure from the top of the pile. The result of the test can be:

  • COVID-19 Test Negative.png Negative - Figure stays where it is placed,
  • COVID-19 Test Positive.png Positive - Figure is removed from the board and returned to the player's supply,
  • COVID-19 Test Death.png Death - Figure is removed from the game and cannot be used anymore.

Once the pile of facedown testing cards runs out, the discarded testing cards are shuffled to form a new pile.

Example 4a: Blue can place a meeple in an infected area (green arrow) or in an uninfected area (black arrow). If the player chooses to place a meeple in an infected area, the player is obliged to test it.
Example 4b: Blue places a meeple on the infected road as highwayman. The highwayman tests negative COVID-19 Test Negative.png and stays on the road.
3. Scoring a feature

COVID-19 (Fan Expansion) does not affect scoring.

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Figures affected by COVID-19 (Figures requiring test)

Rule of thumb: Living player figures can be infected with COVID-19!

This table is dynamic and contains figures depends on selected expansions.
ExpansionFigure
Meeples
Base GameBase Game Normal meeple
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Special figures
Features which can be infected

The following features can be infected.

This table is dynamic and contains features depends on selected expansions.
ExpansionExample tileFeature
Base GameBase Game
20AE Base Game C2 Tile A.png
20AE Base Game C2 Tile C.png
City, Road, Field, Monastery

Fan expansions

Castle LordsCastle Lords

Official clarification from the publisher If a Castle Road becomes infected, the Castle Lord is obliged to test.

The LabyrinthsThe Labyrinths

Official clarification from the publisher When previously separate roads are connected and at least one road was already infected, any followers on previously uninfected roads are obliged to test.

La PorxadaLa Porxada

Official clarification from the publisher When a player placing the La Porxada tile chooses Swap followers and a meeple is placed in an infected area, it is obliged to test.

Robber's SonRobber's Son

Official clarification from the publisher When an infected road is joined with an uninfected road with a Robbers' Son tile, all untested followers are obliged to test before the Robbers' Son Meeple is removed from the road.

Tile distribution

Total tiles: 1
COVID-19 Tile.pngx1

Total Infection Tokens: 20

Token COVID-19.pngx20

Footnotes

For Icons explanation and licensing please visit Icons page.

  1. Official clarification from the publisher Placing a tile around an infected Monastery does not enlarge the area of infection.
  2. Official clarification from the publisher Any feature where a player can place a player figure.
  3. Official clarification from the publisher Figures can enter an infected area by direct placement in phase 2. Placing a figure or joining an uninfected area where a figure is placed with one or more features, for example by tile placement, which has at least one infected feature.