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Subject: Carcassonne new edition tiles don't align :( rss

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Christopher J
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This bothers me way more than it should. Even the castle doesn't go to the edges of the tile. Sigh, farms are already hard to explain. Now it looks like you can extend a field around a castle tile.
 
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jernchr11 wrote:


This bothers me way more than it should. Even the castle doesn't go to the edges of the tile. Sigh, farms are already hard to explain. Now it looks like you can extend a field around a castle tile.


I think I'd return that for another one.
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Yep. Doesn't look very good to me. It would be worth checking the tiles against others from the set. The manufacturer may send you some replacement tiles. Otherwise a whole box may be necessary.

Hope you get it sorted!
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Does anyone here have the new edition that has the tiles correctly oriented?

If this is a defect, I will return it but most of the tiles look reasonable. It looks like the farm house makes the road a couple of millimeters to high. I don't know if this is true for everyone.
 
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jernchr11 wrote:
Does anyone here have the new edition that has the tiles correctly oriented?

If this is a defect, I will return it but most of the tiles look reasonable. It looks like the farm house makes the road a couple of millimeters to high. I don't know if this is true for everyone.

Most likely one of the boards got cut off center. .
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I agree that it looks like at least one of your boards was punched off center. Here's an image of the worst offenders I could find in my copy. It's off by MAYBE 0.5mm.

 
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Yeah, that looks like a manufacturing defect. I have the new edition base set with all tiles aligning, plus a couple of expansions on the old art and those all align together.
 
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I've seen two other people on twitter with the same issue over the holiday.

Zman told them to contwct their support team. Don't hesitate!
 
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jernchr11 wrote:
Does anyone here have the new edition that has the tiles correctly oriented?


Yes
 
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So sad man. I prefer old version as well.
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I have recently purchased "Carcassonne for 2" and noticed the same thing. Some tiles (roads, cities) are slightly shifted. It is noticable on the back side. Those leaves on the back side is cut differently. I'm not sure if I should complain. It's not so ugly or game breaking but it would be better without that.
 
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Hi Purchased Carcassonne about 3 weeks ago, and have the same problem whereby some the roads do not align - exactly like the OP's photo.

Also purchased an expansion where the print on the extra tiles is noticeably paler than the base game... this stands out more than the road's not being aligned.

The tile backs are paler on the expansion than the base game, however this is not so much of a problem since we decided to draw the tiles from a bag, so can't see which set them come from.

Haven't approached the retailer for a replacement - assumed that these print anomalies must be the norm.

It's a shame about the above, as it's an otherwise great game which we've loved playing.
 
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From zman:

Our customer service team can help you out. Please contact them here: https://t.co/D73Vdd0cY1
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carrots67 wrote:
Hi Purchased Carcassonne about 3 weeks ago, and have the same problem whereby some the roads do not align - exactly like the OP's photo.

Also purchased an expansion where the print on the extra tiles is noticeably paler than the base game... this stands out more than the road's not being aligned.

The tile backs are paler on the expansion than the base game, however this is not so much of a problem since we decided to draw the tiles from a bag, so can't see which set them come from.

Haven't approached the retailer for a replacement - assumed that these print anomalies must be the norm.

It's a shame about the above, as it's an otherwise great game which we've loved playing.


I've had the z-man base set for awhile, but just got the Inns & Cathedrals expansion. The backs are identical on my expansion, but the color of the grass and the brown dirt in the cities is a little different. Also, one set of tiles is completely smooth, while the other has very light cross hatching. I'd prefer them to look the same, but it's not so bad that it takes away from enjoying the game.
 
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I contacted ZMan games with a photo. Received an email to say they are happy to help and will send a replacement set

Thanks for the link!
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Glad you're sorted.

Hope you don't have to wait too long.
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Update: zman games replaced my tiles no charge. The new tiles I got look much higher quality than What I have, so I’m suspecting that Amazon is selling counterfeit copies of the game.

My tiles are noticeably lower resolution than the tiles I received as replacements and the old tiles looked a lot grittier. I’m currently following up about that.
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I had a base-game like that, the river tiles were printed on the back-side of the tiles, upside down.

It's unlikely that amazon are selling them, you've possibly purchased from a 3rd-party seller on the amazon site. They possibly have rights to print, it's unknown. I'll see if I can find the seller in my purchase history.
 
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Said I'd come back with some details. I ordered a copy of the base game from: '1BB LLC' - it was of disappointing quality, far below standard.

I took this picture for a comparison.
The tile in front is from the Tower expansion bought at Essen'16 from the Cundco shop. The tile behind the aforementioned.


Here's my upside down river tiles from the same box:

 
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I reported alignment issues earlier in this thread. Pleased to say that Zman sent me a new set of tiles after I logged the problem on their website (with photos).
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