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Subject: Carcassonne Tower--sides of tiles visible rss

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Dallas Jensen
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Anyone have any great solutions for this problem? I like the tower for holding at least some of the pieces, but you can see roads and city pieces quite easily when they're tipped at that angle. Which, of course, renders the tower useless as anything but a storage component for us.
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James Davis
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i havent got the tower expansion yet. but when i do i just plan to keep using the great bag that came with one of the first expansions.
 
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My solution is to use the bag. The tower is definitely flawed because of this.
 
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I agree, use the, or a, bag. The tower itself is a case of an overproduced expansion needlessly making it one of the most expansion Carcassonne expansions
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Tim K.
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Couldn't you just turn the tower around so that the tile edges aren't visible to anyone? zombie
Either that or grab a Sharpie and make all the edges black.
 
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Dallas Jensen
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I thought about that. Has anyone tried that yet? My hesitation thus far has been for two reasons:
One, it's not technically the sides of the tiles that reveal a road or a city when they're placed in the tower, it's the small curved edge where the face of the tile meets the side. If that makes any sense at all.
Second, due to the above, I'd end up having black lines around all my tiles, visible on the top surface, with possible bleeding problems too.

So yeah, that's one potential solution but one I'm heistant to try just yet.

I think in the meantime I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing--make lots of little stacks, and distribute them. We have quite a large set (double basic game plus several expansions, some also doubled) so the bag doesn't work well. We put it all in a "Carcassonne: The City" box so it looks nicer (and fits better) and thus far the tower has just served as an insert to aid organization. Oh well.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Just draw from the bottom of the tower instead of drawing the top most tile. Unless your chin is touching the table you won't be able to make out the sides of the bottom 10 tiles.
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Marco Favaretto
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Or append a piece of cloth on the front of the tower (and draw from bottom, of course).

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dallasrobyn wrote:
I think in the meantime I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing--make lots of little stacks, and distribute them.


Exactly what we do, for one reason and one reason only:
My wife wants to be able to get at ANY tile easily.

She saw the tower and freaked! Her take was it would make her
play more difficult. She constantly re-arranges the stacks
continually moving them around as she plays (draws).

So, the tower is doomed to live its days out as an organizer
of sorts in our Big Box collection.

mikey.

 
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