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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whimsical Winterland wonderment, 9 Sep 2013
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Stuart (London, UK) - See all my reviews
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Carcassonne Winter Edition (Toy)
This is Carcassonne but with a wintry reskin plus twelve extra tiles featuring bears, foxes, wolves, crows, reindeer, boars and the mysterious wolpertinger (an antlered rabbit with wings from Bavarian folklore) to provide an extra bit of variation. Also included is the Gingerbread Man expansion which gives you a gingerbread man follower plus six gingerbread branded city tiles that give the knights inside the city extra points whenever the Gingerbread Man visits! The whole reskin has charm and even the C logo on the reverse of the tiles is styled like frozen ice, complete with scratch marks as if skated on. Originally, these two products; Carcassonne: Winter Edition and the Gingerbread Man expansion were only available as separate imports but Z-Man have packaged them into one convenient box.

Note that unlike the new edition of Carcassonne this edition does not come with the twelve tile river expansion.

Note that the box photo is wrong and not the Z-Man version but the Hans Im Gluck version, the contents should also include the 6 gingerbread man tiles (90 tiles in total) and the last two photos show tiles with custom stickers and are graphically different from the product's tiles. The first photo with the meeples are the product's actual tiles. I have told Amazon about these errors but they insist they are correct and don't need amending...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Wintery Version of Carcasonne at bargain price, 21 Jan 2014
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At time of writing this game is a mere 13.99 which is an absolute steal. For this price you get:-

Winter Carcassonne - with the same rules as normal carcasonne but with some extra tiles that add some interesting twists to the game

Gingerbread Man Mini expansion.

For anyone who has not played Carcassonne I would state flat out that this is a better game than the standard game. Visually the artist used for the winter edition has done a superb job to create enjoyable and compelling art that perfectly fits with the game. Also the extra bonus tiles enhance the game play significantly but subtlety enabling more ways for battles over fields to take place and be resolved.

If you have not played carcassonne it is a great tile placing game for 2-6 players. It has a fair amount of strategy, its really quick to learn and it has the right amount of luck to ensure that everyone has a chance of winning but better strategy certainly gives you a big edge. On each go you place a tile to form part of a map with a combinations of roads, fields, chapels and cities on it. You then place a person/meeple if you wish on either the road, farm, chapel or city. Its a point scoring game and some points are scored during the game and others at the end.

The Gingerbread Man Mini Expansion is a lot of fun and it adds more variety to the game than most other expansions available for the standard game. It does both increase the luck factor and create a wide range of interesting strategic possibilities that take a while to see how best to exploit.

The biggest advantage of getting the standard game instead of this is that there are many expansions for the main game that can add a lot of variety and diversity to the game. Whilst this is true in Winter Carcasonne you get a full game with one of the best expansions for the price of a standard expansion and you can actually use the expansions with winter carcasonne.

With the first expansion (Inns and Cathedrals) you can certainly use the large Meeple expansion and the scoring tokens just as easily as with the main expansion although using the other parts of the expansion and most of the other expansions would require you to be ok with artistic inconsistencies such as it being winter on one tile and not on the next. With the second large expansion the builder and pig work really well with the winter game even if the other elements of that expansion run into the same artistic inconsistencies mentioned.

The game is one of the few games of this type that is just as good with 2 players as 3 or 4. There is plenty of depth in the standard winter edition, particularly if you use the gingerbread mini expansion but this also makes an excellent entrance point into all the different games that can be played with the expansions, even if you decide to get the standard carcasonne game afterwards to fully take advantage of them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family game, 6 Jan 2014
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T. Doyle (UK) - See all my reviews
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This was the best xmas present we had for 2013. Two young players and two adults and lots of games. For the price and play ability it is a winner. The rules are simple to pick up and the artwork is very good. Great stuff :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 Mar 2014
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Great game, easy to pick up but harder to master. Suitable for children 7 upwards, our son is great at this game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great game, 16 Feb 2014
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Steve Worton (UK) - See all my reviews
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This is a nice version of the game and is the full version with the gingerbread expansion. Our kids enjoy it too and they are 3 and 6 we just don't play with the farmers when we play with them as that would be too complicated for them to work out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun, 14 Feb 2014
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A. Haylock "Blunty Fan" (England) - See all my reviews
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This game has really simple rules but gets surprisingly tricky with lots of players trying to get the better of each other! It's a lot of fun, I particularly enjoy mapping out the cities because they can turn out in really interesting shapes. It's as complicated as you want it to be which makes it really good for a diverse group or parties.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!, 10 Feb 2014
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Never played Carcassonne before but had many people raving about it to me, so when this was reduced to 13 on Amazon I grabbed a copy - and wow. What a great little game. Tile laying, meeple placement, victory point gaining goodness. A gentle thoroughly enjoyable tabletop game.
A game that proves that Monopoly is dead in the water!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!, 27 Dec 2013
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R. Crozier (Newcastle, England) - See all my reviews
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Stuart's review (above) deftly covers what Carcassonne Winter Edition is, and what you get in the box. I second that it is the (newer) Z-Man edition with the Gingerbread Man expansion. The components are decent quality and I do like the winter themed art especially because I bought this as a Christmas present.

Carcassonne is a great game with simple enough rules so it's quick to learn but there is plenty of scope for strategy to improve your score the more you play e.g. if you wished to play more competitively (as more likely with all adults playing than with family/children.)

It's not the sort of game to get people animated and/or laughing (try The Resistance or Avalon for that) so it's more a quiet thoughtful game, perfect for colder evenings indoors with friends or family.

Highly recommended especially at 14 from Amazon themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the original game, 20 Mar 2014
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A. Karnik (Atlanta, GA) - See all my reviews
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It was a lot cheaper too. This makes it a great addition to my collection. Haven't used the gingerbread expansion yet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good family game, 10 Feb 2014
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Good game, but the rules are a bit confusing, especially the gingerbread addition rules could be clearer. Good quality playing pieces.
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