Great Fairs (Fan Expansion)
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In the Middle Ages, the big fairs were the means of bringing together local producers, but also large traders and bankers who sometimes came from very far away. They would take this opportunity to procure products from foreign countries. The peasants of the surrounding countryside would bring their production and the shopkeepers their manufactured objects.
General info and Downloads
The Great Fairs fan-expansion ✎ for Carcassonne Base Game ✎ was released by Carcassonne Central member oldbonz (CarcC).
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- 9 landscape tiles (identified with a Great Fair symbol)
The Great Fairs expansion expands usage of figures from other expansions. These figures are recommended to take full advantage of this expansion, but they're not mandatory. You can play with just one, or all, or none of them and play only with the new land tiles.
Figure Expansion Builder ✎ Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders ✎ Pig ✎ Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders ✎ Barn ✎ Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor ✎
Shuffle the new land tiles in with those from the base game and stack them normally.
1. Placing a tile
Whenever you draw a tile, place it normally.
2a. Placing a meeple
You may place a meeple according to the usual rules.
2b. Placing a special figure
After 2a. Placing a meeple, when you placed a Great Fair tile, if the features of the tile allow it, you can immediately, in this turn one of the following, place special figures: the builder ✎ OR the pig ✎ (from Exp. 2 - Traders & Builders ✎ ) OR the barn ✎ (from Exp. 5 - Abbey & Mayor ✎ ).
3. Scoring a feature
The coats of arms featuring a pig and a barn have the same value as any regular coat of arms. The builder, the pig, and the barn, once placed, follow the rules of their respective expansions.
The Great Fair tiles in completed cities are worth an additional point to the farmers and barns during the final scoring.
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 (or four) 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.
- Fan expansions: lists some fan-made expansions. This tab may not be available in some cases.
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.
✎ General rules
A Great Fair Symbol acts and counts as a regular base game Coat of Arms ✎ for all expansions. In other words, everything applicable to a Coat of Arms is also applicable to a Great Fair Symbol ✎ .
Placing special figures as a second figure is not allowed when some other expansion nullifies the effect of a Coat of Arms in the city, or prohibits a city from being enlarged by a Great Fair tile.
Second edition C2
First edition C1
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