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Records of the Russian fair MEEPLE-2012 - a game with the biggest version of Carcassonne.

Ivan Tulovskiy
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At MEEPLE-2012 one of the first board game Records of Russia was placed: a game with the biggest version of Carcassonne.
The record was initiated by the MEEPLE directorate and the company Hobby World.

Time and place of the event: 16th of December 14.00, Krasnoyarsk city, Aviators Street 19, IEC “Siberia”, pavilion №5.

The record winning set was created using the drawings, provided by “Hobby World” (CEO Michael Akulov) in the Children’s educational Center of Krasnoyarsk. When making the set, a special technological process was used in creating the meeples, the tiles were made by using foam, an Epson Stylus Pro 7700 plotter and self-adhesive vinyl.

The tile size, after a few experimental tries was decided to be 30 sm. x 30 sm. (with some error), the size of the meeples was decided to be 15 sm. by 15 sm. x 10 sm.

Who participated in the game:
• Odnolko Denis, a student of the Children's Educational Center, "Northland 2012" summer computer school Carcassonne tournament champion.
• Lisnichuk Tatiana, repeated Carcassonne and Settlers tournament champion
• Krapivina Lily, a student from the village. Novobirilyussy, one of the best players of the "Smart Games" system for the last 5 years, the champion and medalist in individual and club championships in different games, Club "Chip" member - the champion of the Krasnoyarsk region on board games – 2012
• Karacharov Alexander, senior shop assistant at a board games store, the champion of the Krasnoyarsk region in the 2011 "Carcassonne" games.

The record game took around 40 minutes to play, the final Record numbers are (measured with a tape measure) – the area circumscribing a rectangle for the tiles final configuration was: 3.1 m * 3.95 m = 12.245 square meters.

Some passing stats:
• The biggest town - 7 tiles
• The longest road – 5 tiles
• Number of closed cathedrals - 5

Sports record-breaking results of the game:
I - Odnolko Denis (74 points)
II - Lisnichuk Tatiana (60 points)
III - Krapivina Lily (52 points)
IV - Karacharov Alexander (46 points)

In establishing and fixing the Record participated:
Organizers – Vasilii Knaub, Rimma Agliullina, members of the board game club «Ticket To Ride»
Videographer - Irina Stolnikova, Head of the Children's Educational Center Video studio
Host – Ilya Karev, a member of the Club "Talisman"

Lyrics of the Carcassonne song belong to Elena Karev, song was sung by schoolgirl Agafea Temerova

To see the video of the record please visit (Russian language):

Special thanks:
Translation: Alex Youdkovski
Foto: Denis Butin
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