COVID-19 (Fan Expansion)

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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):


  • 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



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.

Example 1: Placement of COVID-19 tile next to the starting tile with infection tokes; the top field on the starting tile and the city on the COVID-19 tile are now infected.


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, 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[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.

Rules history

* 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.

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Figures affected by COVID-19 (Figures requiring test)

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 figure 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 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.

Tile distribution

Total tiles: 1
COVID-19 Tile.png ×1

Total Infection Tokens: 20

Token COVID-19.png ×20


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.