General info and comments
Mysterious shapes appear in the fields of Carcassonne, holding a strange power over the knights, thieves, and farmers of the realm.
- 6 landscape tiles with crop circles 
Shuffle the new landscape tiles with those of the basic game and stack them normally.
When you draw a tile with a crop circle, perform a standard turn, following the normal order of 1. Place a Tile, 2. Place a Meeple, and 3. Score a Feature. Then, perform the new action: 4. Crop Circle Action.
Note: The crop circles separate roads and fields. Meeples cannot occupy crop circles.
Total Tiles: 6
One of the tiles has a small illustration on it. The letter in brackets shows which illustration is on the tile:
For Icons licensing and explanation please visit Icons page.
- Crop fields (the yellow areas) are distinct features and thus separate road segments and field segments. (1/2013)
- The ZMG rules consider that placing the meeple is mandatory unless not possible for a player. This discrepancy can be the result of a mistranslation.
The ZMG rules indicate that you add the meeple to "a feature where you already have a meeple", that is, the meeple can be placed on any tile of a feature with another meeple belonging to the player. This discrepancy can be the result of a mistranslation.
This discrepancy has clear implications, for example, in the interactions with Exp. 3 - The Princess and the Dragon and Exp. 4 - The Tower, since the ZMG rules allow players to place additional meeples on a different tile than the meeple previosuly present in a feature. This would allow players to increment their odds against the dragon or the tower.
- Any meeple that can be put on a road is considered a highwayman. Any meeple that can be put in a city is considered to be a knight.
- The ZMG rules added the condition "and did not place the tile" here, that is unnecessary and may be misleading as the sentence can be interpreted as if the active player is forced to execute the action always, even if he or she does not have any meeples of the indicated type in play.
- After the crop circle action, the active player should continue with any actions pending as part of their turn, such as removing a knight from a sieged city through a monastery (see Besiegers - Cathars - Siege) or performing the second part of a double turn (see Exp. 2 - Traders and Builders). After all pending actions are performed, the next player's turn can proceed.
- The ZMG rules omitted this last sentence.
- The ZMG rules omitted this clarification.