COVID-19 (Fan Expansion)
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General info and comments
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):
- 1 landscape tile identified with a corona virus symbol
- 30 testing cards 20 for negative result, 9 for positive result and 1 for death.
- 20 infection tokens
New landscape tiles
The new landscape tile is played like those in the base game.
|COVID-19 Tile: Field and city are infected by COVID-19|
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 and place two infection tokens to features marked by COVID-19 symbol, first to the city and second to the field.
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, player place there infection tokens. From this moment on, so-called infected areas are created in the game.
Spread of Covid
When the infected area is enlarged, 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.
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  it is obliged to test immediately. Testing is described in phase 2. Placing a figure.
2. Placing a meeple
When playing a figure in an infected area, the player is obliged to test it.
The player takes one testing card for each figure from the top of the pile. The result of the test can be:
- Negative - Figure stays where it is placed,
- Positive - Figure is removed from the board and returned to the player's supply,
- 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.
3. Scoring a feature
COVID-19 (Fan Expansion) does not affect scoring.
- * 02/2023 Infection tokens are now also placed when a COVID-19 tile is placed in both infected areas marked with the COVID-19 symbol - the City and the Field. In the previous rules, negatively tested meeples placed on the field affixed with the COVID-19 symbol were protected until the end of the game. This gave an advantage to players who placed meeples on that field.
This Expansion Selector allows you to pick what expansions (or parts of them) to use in the reference pages of WICA. According to your selection, the Order of Play and Scoring sections will be adapted. This way, you can customize WICA to suit your game without any hinderance from the expansions left out.
As hinted above, the expansions combining multiple elements permit a fine-grain selection of its elements. For example, you can choose the abbey tiles and the wagon from "Abbey & Mayor" and to leave out the barn and the mayor.
2. Use Guide
The selector has several tabs and below there is an area that lists the current selection at all times, no matter the tab displayed.
You can click on any tab label to go to the desired tab. Additional clicks on a selected tab will collapse it and expand it back in order to access the selector when needed. Switching to another tab will expand the selector automatically.
The following sections describe the tabs and their functionality.
2.1. "Expansions" tabs
The first three tabs from the left allow you to pick expansions in full or partially when possible.
- Major expansions: lists all official major expansions by HiG.
- Minor expansions: lists all official minor expansions by HiG and some of their licensed equivalents.
- Other expansions: lists the rest of licensed and unofficial expansions as well as those Print & Play and Cut & Play expansions released by HiG.
These tabs show a listing of expansions where each label is preceded by a checkbox to allow its selection and deselection if full.
Those expansions with various components show a clickable "[+]" symbol after them when closed or "[–]" when open. In the latter case, all the components are displayed and can be selected and deselected individually.
Each tab has a text label in accordance with the format "Group (X/Y)" in order to identify the set of expansions listed (indicated by Group), the number of expansions selected (represented by X) and the total number available (represented by Y).
2.2. "Quick Selectors" tab
This is the fourth tab from the left. It allows you to choose from a predefined list of available expansions sets. This tab contains the following elements:
- A dropdown list and a "Select Expansions" button: They allow you select and load a predefined expansion bundle, such as a Big Box or all the expansions for the New Edition.
- The "Clear All" button empties your current with one click.
- The "Select All" button selects all the expansions available with one click.
2.3. "Filters" tab
This is the fifth tab from the left. It allows you to choose what Carcassonne editions are displayed and your preferred edition. The editions considered are the 1st Edition (C1), the New Edition (C2+C3), and the Winter Edition (WE), which is included in a creative way if some of its expansions are of interest.
The tab displays two panels:
- "Show Editions" panel: it contains a checkbox for each edition available (C1, C2+C3 and WE.) The selector will show the expansions belonging to the checked editions only. For example, if the 1st edition (C1) checkbox is selected, expansions such as "The Wheel Of Fortune" or "Halflings" will be eligible in the Expansion Selector, otherwise they will not be available for selection. At least one edition has to be selected, thus they cannot be deselected at the same time.
- "Preferred Edition" panel: it contains a set of radio buttons for the 1st Edition (C1), the New Edition (C2+C3) and the Winter Edition. The radio button selected will indicate the Expansion Selector which edition has precedence over the other when:
- Describing the Game Reference, the Order of Play, the Scoring rules and Game Figures: If there are differences between editions, the preferred edition rules and wording will be displayed. For example, the movement of the dragon will be displayed in different steps in the Order of Play depending on whether C1 or C2+C3 is selected.
- Displaying graphics in the Scoring sections: For expansions available in both editions, the images shown will correspond to the selected edition. Images from an expansion only existing in one edition will not change.
The radio button for an edition will be enabled only if such an edition is available, that is, it is selected in the "Show Editions" panel.
It also includes a checkbox with the label "Mark rules adaptations": If checked, all the rules displayed in the Game Reference, the Order of Play, and the Game Figures not corresponding to the preferred edition will be highlighted.
This tab shows a label similar to "Filters (C1/C2+C3/WE) #" that lists all the editions selected in parentheses and one of them is underlined, indicating that it is the preferred one. The hash sign "#" is present if rules adaptations are highlighted.
This is the current tab displayed with help information about the Expansion Selector.
Figures affected by COVID-19 (Figures requiring test)
Rule of thumb: Living player figures can be infected with COVID-19!
|Base Game ✎||Normal meeple ✎|
|The Abbot ✎||Abbot ✎|
|Inns & Cathedrals ✎||Large meeple ✎|
|Abbey & Mayor ✎||Mayor ✎|
|Under the Big Top ✎||Ringmaster ✎|
|The Phantom ✎||Phantom ✎|
|Ghosts, Castles & Cemeteries ✎||Guard meeple ✎|
|Traders & Builders ✎||Builder ✎|
|Traders & Builders ✎||Pig ✎|
|Hills & Sheep ✎||Shepherd ✎|
Features which can be infected
The following features can be infected.
|Base Game ✎||City ✎ Missing |
|The Abbot ✎||Garden ✎|
|River I ✎ |
River II ✎
20th Anniversary River ✎
|River ✎ Missing |
|Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor ✎||Abbey ✎|
|Exp. 6 - Count, King & Robber ✎||Shrine ✎|
|Exp. 8 - Bridges, Castles & Bazaars ✎||Castle ✎|
|Exp. 10 - Under the Big Top ✎||Acrobat space ✎|
|Exp. 11 - Ghosts, Castles & Cemeteries ✎|
|Darmstadt Promo ✎||Darmstadt Church ✎|
|Castles in Germany ✎||German Castle ✎|
|German Cathedrals ✎||German Cathedral ✎|
|Japanese Buildings ✎||Japanese Building ✎|
|Monasteries in Germany ✎ |
Monasteries in the Netherlands & Belgium ✎
|Special Monastery ✎|
|Russian Promos ✎|
|Vodyanoy's lake ✎|
|Fortune Teller ✎||Fortune Teller Tent ✎|
If a Castle Road becomes infected, the Castle Lord is obliged to test.
When previously separate roads are connected and at least one road was already infected, any figure on previously uninfected roads are obliged to test.
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.
When joining an infected road and non-infected road with a Robbers' Son tile, all untested figures are obliged to test before the Robbers' Son removes a meeple from the road.
Total Infection Tokens: 20
For Icons explanation and licensing please visit Icons page.
- ↑ Placing a tile around an infected Monastery does not enlarge the area of infection.
- ↑ Any feature where a player can place a player figure.
- ↑ 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.