- Tina McDuffie(tgmcduff)United States
South CarolinaShe who laughs... lasts!
Carcassonne: The Phantom, A Must-Have Mini Expansion for Carcassonne
Originally published on The Glass Meeple (www.TheGlassMeeple.com).
by Tina G. McDuffie
Carcassonne: The Phantom is my favorite mini expansion for Carcassonne. I consider it a must-have, though it's now out-of-print and hard to find.
The Phantom shadows your followers. With Carcassonne: The Phantom Mini Expansion, whenever you place a meeple on a tile, you may also place your Phantom (if not already in play) on the same tile, but on a different feature. For example, say you were placing a tile with both a road and city feature and you have a dilemma: if you place your meeple on the road, it will complete a 2-point road, but if you place it in the city, you'll have a knight in place with potential for bigger scoring later.
With The Phantom at your service, you no longer have to choose between placing a meeple on a football city (two-tile city) for a quick four points or a farm for long-game scoring potential. You can do both: place a regular meeple on the farm and your Phantom on the football city, score the four points for the city and take your Phantom back to work another quick-scoring tile later. Now do you see why I love The Phantom?
Contents: 6 transparent meeples (1 in each of 6 player colors: red, yellow, green, blue, black and purple (for grey), in a transparent, plastic meeple-shaped box.
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