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Good basic Christmassy Carcassonne, but a bit limited for the rest of the year
on 23 December 2015
I purchased this game as a Christmas treat or our family, as we have played ordinary Carcassonne a lot and really enjoyed it. The game itself is fun, quite quick to play, easy to learn for all ages and sociable, so all good so far! This is played the same way as basic Cacasonne, so has all the fun of the original but although it is nice to have the wintry scenes, which are nicely drawn, there are some disadvantages to this set.
For starters, the Gingerbread Man, which is a mini expansion set and allows the game to be a bit more complicated for experienced players, is not included as it used to be, which was disappointing. When I purchased it, the Amazon description said that it was included, so I contacted the supplier , who was very helpful. And secondly, I don't think it would be possible to incorporate other expansion sets with this one, as the design is so much different, and having snowy and ordinary tiles next to each other would look odd. So, to summarise this is a bit limited if you want to expand later, but a nice set for winter, maybe just something to bring out each year as part of a family Christmas tradition.