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Carcassonne: Traders & Builders

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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30-45 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Klaus-Jurgen Wrede

Manufacturer(s): Z-Man Games, Hans im Gluck

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Product Description

The second major expansion to the original game of Carcassonne, Traders & Builders contains 24 tiles with new features such as Bridges and Cities.

Some tiles also feature symbols for the goods Wine, Cloth and Wheat. Players collect one of these goods when the feature that has it on the tile is scored. Players with the most of each type of good gets bonus points at the end of the game. There is a popular house rule that allows the trading of goods between players in exchange for other goods and the ability to chose where a tile is placed. There are also two new wooden playing pieces in this expansion. The Builder is like a meeple in that it may be placed in a city or road as a kind of supervisor. A subsequent tile extension of the feature the Builder is it allows the player another tile placement. Farmers will also be able to place a new Pig pawn in a field for extra points at the end of the game.

Finally, Traders & Builders comes with a large cloth bag. Not only does this makes it easier to keep and handle the tiles, but it also removes the problem of having non-identical backsides.

Carcassonne: Traders & Builders Expansion Play Summary

Traders - Some of the new city tiles depict goods: wine, grain and/or cloth. When you complete a city, your own or someone else's, you collect a matching token for each good in the city. At game end, whoever has the most goods in each category scores an additional 10 points.

Builders - Each player receives a builder meeple in his color. You can add your builder to any city or road you already have in progress. Now anytime you add a tile to that city or road, you immediately get to take another turn. The builder does not count as a follower for determining control of a city or road.

Pig - You can add your pig to one of your farms to enrich its value. A farm with a pig scores 4 points per completed city served instead of the usual 3.

Traders & Builders is playable with or without the first expansion.

Part of the Carcassonne series

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Klaus-Jurgen Wrede

  • Manufacturer(s): Z-Man Games, Hans im Gluck

  • Artist(s): Doris Matthaus

  • Year: 2013

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 30 - 45 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 317 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 4.4 in 19 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
Good expansion set
July 15, 2004

Traders & Builders is a good expansion set. The builder adds an extra dimension of fun - it encourages players to build where their builder is to get a 2nd tile on their turn. Probably the best thing about this expansion are the goods tiles. Because of the value these tiles bring, they encourage players to finish cities to get these tiles. This encourages players to not be so focused on completing their own cities because there is incentive in finishing others's cities. This cures one of the faults of the original Carcassonne. The only thing I don't feel is too necessary is the pig. The value that the pig adds to farms doesn't seem to make much of a difference.

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after a single game...
January 02, 2004

My wife and I just played a game of Carcassonne with the Traders and Builders expansion (along with the Inns and Cathedrals expansion). We would agree with other reviewers in that it didn't change the dynamics of the game significantly, but the twists were interesting and novel (especially if you haven't tried the Hunters and Gatherers version yet). At first, we were going to keep the expansion separate from the original game, but after playing once, we decided to add the tiles to the mix, combining all the expansions with the original in one box. This expansion is well worth the money, and we don't think we'll be going back to playing just the original for the forseeable future.

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Good Game - Great Game
August 14, 2003

After the first time of playing the original Carcassonne (with the River Expansion) at some friends of ours, we were hooked. A couple of weeks after playing it, I went out and bought the original, and the 2 expansions (Traders & Builders and Inns & Cathedrals). Both sets are excellent. Add both expansions together to get a superb game! The only downside to the expansions are the difference in colours on the backs of the tiles (very slightly). The Traders & Builders edition makes up for this though, as it has a cloth bag included in the game, to place all the tiles in.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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