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Carcassonne Board Game
Carcassonne Board Game
Offered by VGP_VideoGamesPlus
Price: £44.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spotting the Difference i.e. with or without Rivers I, 25 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Carcassonne Board Game (Toy)
To get the version with The River I (well worth having and no longer possible to buy separately now anyway), you need to purchase the new version by Zman Games (not the old by Rio Grande although their very old versions did include The River I too). The box and artwork is largely the same, the only differences being that Zman's logo replaces Rio Grande's at the bottom of the front of the box, 'Includes The River' is stencilled into the arch entering town and the thief next to the knight on the Rio Grande box has been replaced by a shifty-looking lady, the thief himself having been minimised to hide in the bushes to the left.

Well worth purchasing this game - initially seems expensive for what you get but very resilient and addictive, with plenty of add-ons available and playable at different levels (seriously or idly over a chat) and with very young children as well as adults alone.


Science and Technology in Medieval European Life (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Science and Technology in Everyday Life)
Science and Technology in Medieval European Life (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series: Science and Technology in Everyday Life)
by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £36.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Buy, 11 May 2012
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Well, I haven't read this book in its entirety yet but, if I don't leave a review for it now, I never will as life will move on. So, here it is:
I purchased this book as I wanted to find out more about medieval bridges and, coincidentally, the few pages available for viewing on-line covered this aspect to a degree. Now, you aren't going to get the whole hog here - I have just bought another book to cover the more in-depth aspects - but I knew this from the preview before I bought it. This book is what it says it is - a detailed summary of the principle medieval sciences and technologies. What it does is give a good over-view of the period and the various advances etc. in question and references them well, should one wish to dig deeper. It is very readable, both from a layman's perspective and an academic's (being/having been both), either from cover-to-cover or by cherry-picking specific areas. Being concise and to the point, it doesn't go wandering off, and is broken down well into structured chapters and sections within that are easily navigable. It is thus both a good read and a good reference work. Physically, it is of a good size - not too large or heavy but sturdy enough - a quality small hardback. If you are wondering what people got up to in medieval Europe beyond the well-known (although military technological advances are covered too), then this is a book for you. I can see it being one of those very few that will be kept to hand when immediate access space is limited. I don't normally have time write reviews but this book is deserving of wider exposure and will resonate with anyone interested in the medieval period generally. Money well-spent!


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