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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2–6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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Expands
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Primary Name
Carcassonne: Die Katharer
Alternate Names
Carcassonne: I Catari
Carcassonne: The Cathars
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This is an 4 tile expansion for Carcassonne. The tiles allow you to lay siege on a city. A besieged city that is completed only yields 1 point per tile (2 if it includes a cathedral). Peasants supply the city as well as its besiegers, so every completed besieged city counts twice for them.

Availability:

  • The Siege tiles with the original art ('Die Katharer') are exclusive to German magazine Spielbox. They were included in issue 5/2004 (October/November) and the August 2005 'Der Carcassonne Almanach'. (Artist is Doris Matthäus.)
  • The Siege has been re-released with new art by Rio Grande Games in October 2008 as part of the Mini Compilation Cult, Siege & Creativity. (Some have expressed concern with the new artwork as it is harder to see that a city is under siege.)
  • A 6 tiles version of The Siege called 'Die Belagerer' (again with new art but similar to the Rio Grande edition) is part of the Carcassonne Müller Exklusiv-Edition released in 2013 and sold by the German trade company Müller. It's also available now through Cundco.

Part of the Carcassonne series.

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Carcassonne: Die Katharer
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Publisher: W. Nostheide Verlag GmbH
Artist: Doris Matthäus
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9 TheCathars.pdf
Rules, comment and tile distribution, updated in the Big Box stlye. V1.3
2007-03-11
4 Carcassonne - The cathars Tuckbox v1.1.pdf
Tuckbox for the four Cathars tiles... Designed to match to color and style of the Big Box. (Now, if only I can get my own copy of these four tiles!)
2007-01-30
5 SpielboxTheCathars.doc
English translation of original page with same layout. See image of page at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/fullimage/56897
2006-08-03
5 Katharer Tiles.pdf
Tile Distribution (In same format those posted for other games in the series.)
2006-02-24
3 Catharen.nl.pdf
Nederlandse vertaling uit "Der Carcassonne Almanach"
2005-12-15
0 katharer.pdf
Dutch Translation Rules
2005-11-19
2 Carcassonne - Die Katharer FIN.pdf
Finnish translation
2005-10-01
4 Carcassonne - Los Cataros.pdf
Spanish rules
2005-09-12
2 Story for Carcassonne.doc
Translation from spielbox including story. Word doc.
2005-05-01
1 Katharer Tiles.pdf
Tile distribution reference sheet (in same style as others)
2004-10-21
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