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Carcassonne Maps was originally released by HiG in 2019 starting with the map of Germany. Later the same year, additional maps were released: Benelux, France, Great Britain and the Iberian Peninsula (titled Península Ibérica). They were followed by two more maps in 2020: USA East and USA West.

Additionally, Swan Panasia released the map of Taiwan in 2021.

Carcassonne Maps provide a variant for the new edition that offers players a new possibility to play Carcassonne by placing tiles on a map. HiG suggest some rules variations, but encourage players to design their own too.

Herní materiál

Carcassonne Herní plány
  • 1 Carcassonne Map (or 2 Carcassonne Maps if combining the USA Maps).
In addition, you need:
  • Tiles: It is recommended to play with the basic game tiles and the first and second expansions, that is, Exp. 1 - Inns and Cathedrals and Exp. 2 - Traders and Builders. [1] Players can combine everything they want to try. For each map there is a recommendation of a number of tiles to be used. It is better to play without the additional rules and meeples of the expansions and to use only the tiles.
The number of tiles recommended for each map differs:
  • Benelux: 110-120 tiles
  • France: 110-120 tiles
  • Germany (Deutschland): 110-120 tiles
  • Great Britain: 90-100 tiles
  • Iberian Peninsula (Península Ibérica): 110-120 tiles
  • USA West: 110-120 tiles
  • USA East: 110-120 tiles
  • USA West + USA East: 220-240 tiles (You will need twice as many tiles.)
  • Taiwan: 110-120 tiles [2]
  • Meeples: If possible, each player should play with 9 instead of 7 meeples (+ 1 meeple on the scoring board) [3]


Rules

Preparation

Setting up European Maps

There are several start-squares on each map. On each square there is a small town and they are marked with a red edging. You should start with at least 2 start-squares. Take the starting tile (with the darker backside) and one or 2 random tiles and place all of them on 2 to 3 start-squares. You start your game by placing your first tile next to these tiles.

Example: Some start-squares from different maps

If you play after the base game rules and without the Maps-Chips expansion rules, you simply ignore the additional prints on the maps (for example, the wine bottles on the France Map, the colored lines on the Iberian Peninsula Map, islands on the Benelux Map, and so on). The general rules stay the same, and some new rules are added when using the Map-Chips.

(Note: to make it easier to read we will be using the words large city and town even if those words do not always represent reality.)


Setting up USA Maps

There are two start-squares on each map. They are marked with a brown edging and you should start with both of them. Take the starting tile (with the darker backside) and one random tile, and place them on the 2 start-squares on the map. You start your game by placing your first tile next to these tiles.

USA West: Start-squares on USA West Map marked with arrows.
USA East: Start-squares on USA East Map marked with arrows.

If you play after the base game rules and without the Maps-Chips expansion rules, you simply ignore the additional prints on the maps. The general rules stay the same, and some new rules are added when using the Map-Chips.

(Note: to make it easier to read we will be using the words large city and town even if those words do not always represent reality.)


Setting up the Taiwan Map

There are two start-squares on the map. On each square there is a mountain and they are marked with a red edging. You should start with these 2 start-squares. Take the starting tile (with the darker backside) and one random tiles and place them on the 2 start-squares. You start your game by placing your first tile next to these tiles.

Example: The start-squares from the Taiwan map

If you play after the base game rules and without the Maps-Chips expansion rules, you don't have to do anything special. The general rules stay the same, and some new rules are added when using the Map-Chips.

(Note: to make it easier to read we will be using the words large city and town even if those words do not always represent reality.)


Special cases for USA Maps

Playing with only one USA map

If you use only one of the two maps, the half-sized squares on the right side of the USA West Map and on the left side of the USA East Map respectively, are not part of the game. Tiles cannot be placed there.

Playing with the USA West Map only: The half-sized squares on the right side, marked in red here, cannot be used.
Playing with the USA East Map only: The half-sized squares on the left side, marked in red here, cannot be used.

Playing with both USA maps

You can also play, using both maps at the same time. When doing so, please note the following:

  • Slide the USA East Map over the USA West Map until you reach the dotted line and fix them together with adhesive tape.
  • As the half-sized squares on the edges of the maps form full-sized squares when using both maps, you may place tiles onto those squares.
  • Use twice as many tiles, hence 220-240 tiles. [4]
  • Place tiles on all 4 start squares.
  • The rules remain the same, but keep in mind, that the two maps form one big map.
Playing with both USA Maps: The maps overlap using the dotted line (see circle) as reference, forming full-size squares where tiles can be placed normally. The result is one big map.


Gameplay

1. Placing a tile

You’re only allowed to place a tile on a pre-printed square. As usual, you have to place a tile next to an already placed one.

Example 1: You place a compatible tile next to the starting tile (in Rostock [5], for instance).

Large cities

On squares with printed large city tiles (for example Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam or Barcelona) you cannot place tiles. As soon as you place a tile next to a city tile, it is connected. From now on, everybody can place a tile next to the city tile.

Example 2: You have connected Berlin in the West with a compatible tile. From now on, everybody is allowed to place a tile on the adjacent squares.

Towns

Squares with towns (with a small house, for example Bremen, Bordeaux, Oxford, Strasbourg, Utrecht, Salamanca...) count as normal squares. You are allowed to place tiles according to the general rules. On some Maps the rules for these tiles differ. You find some variants in section Variants below.

Example 3: On this square you are allowed to place tiles according to the general rules.

Border squares with adjacent city or road

Wherever there are cities or roads printed on the "border" of the map you have to place a compatible tile.


Example 4: Here a city on the border was connected with a compatible tile.
Example 5: Here a road on the border was connected with a compatible tile.

Border squares without connection

The "border" of the map is neutral which means that you are allowed to place your tile the way you want if there are no pre-printed cities or roads.

Example 6: In this case, it doesn’t matter how you place your tiles (with regard to the border).

Ferry routes (Benelux map, Iberian Peninsula map and Taiwan map)

If you have connected a ferry route with a road, everybody is allowed to continue this connection on the other end of the road.

Example 7: The ferry has been connected and now each player is allowed to place a compatible tile on the other end of the road.

Waves (Benelux map)

There are three squares marked with waves on the Benelux map. You cannot place a land tile on these squares.

Example 8: A square with waves where no tile can be placed.

Island squares with coats of arms (Iberian Peninsula map and Taiwan map)

You can only place tiles on island squares on the Iberian Peninsula map if they have been connected with a ferry route from the mainland (see general rules here). If you place a tile on a square with a coat of arms, you'll score 2 points for each coat of arms immediately.

Example 9: The island has been connected to the mainland. You place a tile on the island and you get 4 points immediately (for the two coats of arms).

2. Placing a meeple

After having placed a tile you are allowed to place a meeple according to the general rules.

3. Scoring a feature

A coat of arms [6] gives you 2 additional points in each scoring no matter if it is part of a road or a city.

1) Large cities

If you complete a large city you score according to the general rules. Pre-printed large city tiles are scored in the same way as a normal city tile. Coats of arms give additional points.

Example 1: Berlin is completed. As the owner, you get 20 points (6 tiles + 4 coats of arms [2 points per coat of arms]).

2a) Border squares with adjacent city or road

Roads which end on the border are automatically completed there. Pre-printed roads or cities are scored as normal tiles. Coats of arms give additional points.

Example 2: Your road is completed (it ends in Denmark. [5] ) You get 8 points (4 points for 4 road segments and 4 points for the coats of arms).
Example 3: Your city is completed. You get 10 points (3 city tiles + 2 coats of arms [2 points per coat of arms]).

2b) Border squares without a connection

A city, road or field placed on the border (next to clouds or the sea) is seen as completed. You score them according to the normal rules.

Example 4: Your (half) city is completed because of the border. You get 2 points.

3) Ferry Routes

A ferry route gives you 1 point for the road plus the additional points for the coats of arms on this connection. They are scored when the road is completed.

Example 5: The road with the ferry route is completed. You get 7 points (3 points for the road and 4 points for 2 coats of arms).

4) Monastery on the border

To complete and score a monastery on the border it isn't necessary to place 8 adjacent. Only the surrounding squares (also the diagonal ones) have to be filled with tiles. However, only "real" tiles as well as pre-printed large cities are scored. [7]

Example 6: You score your monastery on the border. You get 6 points (1 point for the monastery and 1 point each for the adjacent tiles).
Final scoring

As usual, city tiles and coats of arms of cities or roads which haven't been completed score only 1 point each. Coats of arms of uncompleted roads which end in neighboring countries also score 1 point.

Example 7: You get 4 points for the uncompleted road (3 for the tiles and 1 for the coat of arms).

Variants

Towns

You can try using the following additional rules for the town squares:

  1. Placing a tile on top of a town grants you one instant extra turn. This can only be done once within one draw.
  2. Placing a tile on top of a town costs 2 points.
  3. When scoring a road, you get 2 bonus points for each town which is still visible and touches your road (horizontally or vertically).

Tile distribution

Carcassonne Maps - Benelux

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map Benelux.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - France

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map France.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - Great Britain

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map British Isles.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - Germany

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map Germany.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - Iberian Peninsula (Península Ibérica)

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map Iberian Peninsula.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - USA East

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map USA East.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - USA West

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map USA West.jpg
 x1

Carcassonne Maps - Taiwan

Total Maps: 1

Maps C2 Map Taiwan.jpg
 x1

Footnotes

For Icons licensing and explanation please visit Icons page.

  1. Icon World Black.png This represents (72 + 18 + 24 =) 114 tiles, as indicated by the original rules for Carcassonne Maps - Germany.
  2. Icon Double Arrow Black.png The Taiwan rules suggest to use 125-130 tiles including the same expansions as the other maps, so this seems to be a mistake. Besides, the Taiwan map only has room for 121 tiles.
  3. Icon Open Book.png If you need additional meeples: you can order sets with 2 extra normal meeples in each colour in the cundco.de webshop.
  4. Icon House Black.png Use 250-270 tiles when playing with the two maps together to ensure the central part is not left empty. (Thanks to corinthiens13.)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Icon World Black.png This example assumes you are playing with the Germany map.
  6. Icon World Black.png The first versions of the English manuals released by Cundco.de used "emblems" instead of "coat of arms" throughout the rules.
  7. Icon Open Book.png Pre-printed city and road segments abroad as well as pre-printed ferry routes are not taken into consideration when scoring a monastery. Therefore, monastery scoring only takes into consideration:
    • Regular land tiles, as per the normal rules
    • Pre-printed large city tiles that may be adjacent to the monastery
    Thus, features on the border of the map consider pre-printed elements differently when scoring (also shown in the table below):
    • Roads consider regular tiles, pre-printed large city tiles with roads, pre-printed road segments abroad and ferry routes.
    • Cities consider regular tiles, pre-printed large city tiles and pre-printed city segments abroad.
    • Monasteries consider regular tiles and pre-printed large city tiles.
    Feature Regular Feature Tile Pre-printed Large City Tile Pre-printed Feature Segment Abroad Pre-printed Ferry Route
    Road (road segment) (road segment)
    City (city segment)
    Monastery