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D. Silberman
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My regular Carc Castle partner and I just tried a few games in which we concealed our collected wall tiles from each other until we actually used them (instead of keeping them displayed face up as per the rules). This added a fun element of trying to deduce wall tiles based on an opponent's moves (e.g. constantly adding on to a sprawling gray building) and doesn't seem to unbalance anything else. Though there were some extra groans during final scoring when I revealed a tie-breaking +2 fort tile and a Tents Score 4 tile to boot.

We always play with "hands" of two or three castle tiles, a variation we carried over from regular Carcassonne.

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Re:Variant - Concealed Wall Tiles
LOL!

That's how we've always played. I didn't realize that we were actually house-ruling....
 
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Re:Variant - Concealed Wall Tiles
GreatWolf (#36608),

Ditto - we've always played with hidden wall tiles. I thought that was how the rules said to do it, or at least didn't mention making them visible to other players. I will have to check the rules next time we play.

Only do the one tile draw though.
 
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Re:Variant - Concealed Wall Tiles
Here's what the rules say:

"When, as a result of scoring, a player moves his scoring marker to exactly one of the two spaces on a corner tower of the castle wall scoring track, he takes the wall tile lying there (if it is still there) and places it face up in his play area."

If you've always played the other way, you might want to try this as a "variant".
 
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Re:Variant - Concealed Wall Tiles
Zelide (#36650),

Well this is going to change the tactics of our game a little. Do you try and close your opponents house or castle because they have the appropraite wall tile to keep their points low or do you build on it to try and keep it open and thus minimise the points - with the inherent risk that they may close the building for even more points?
 
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