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With the cancellation of Corn Circles, Plague & Tunnels as a single box, is there a reasonably inexpensive way for those of us in the US to get these sets?

Thanks for any info!
 
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pugeek wrote:
With the cancellation of Corn Circles, Plague & Tunnels as a single box, is there a reasonably inexpensive way for those of us in the US to get these sets?

Thanks for any info!

Patience. Z-Man is taking over the franchise and should be publishing these next year for the North American Market.
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
pugeek wrote:
With the cancellation of Corn Circles, Plague & Tunnels as a single box, is there a reasonably inexpensive way for those of us in the US to get these sets?

Thanks for any info!

Patience. Z-Man is taking over the franchise and should be publishing these next year for the North American Market.


Ooo, that sounds exciting and appeals to the completionist within me.
Do you have any evidence to support this publishing claim that you can share with us?
 
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Do you have any evidence to support this publishing claim that you can share with us?

No, I don't have anything concrete. But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled. Then Z-Man/Filosofia were announced as the new partners for North America distribution of HiG games.

So the educated guess is that Z-Man will of course pick up where RGG left off. And the only reason for the delay is because the contract hasn't officially started. So I would think in January, we may see some statement from Z-Man on what they will be printing for Carc and when.
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Actually, the contract has started. Z-Man have printed the base game; their version which includes the River expansion (which RGG also included with the game at one point) is in the shops.

I don't know which expansions they're intending to print, or when, but I'd hope they'd prioritise the ones that have never been available in the English-language market, and then the ones that have been out of print for a while. I have no inside knowledge, it just seems logical.
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But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled.


Well, except for the 6 mini expansions that RRG just released in English for the USA...
 
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kumasawa wrote:
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But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled.


Well, except for the 6 mini expansions that RRG just released in English for the USA...

Are you sure? These were the ones I specifically recall getting cancelled first after the announcement.
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
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But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled.


Well, except for the 6 mini expansions that RRG just released in English for the USA...

Are you sure? These were the ones I specifically recall getting cancelled first after the announcement.


I was surprised to see that the mini expansions are indeed Rio Grande.
 
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It would be nice to know if Z Man or Rio Grande has plans to release the other expansions. I'm a little annoyed at how little they have commented on future releases.
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
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But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled.


Well, except for the 6 mini expansions that RRG just released in English for the USA...

Are you sure? These were the ones I specifically recall getting cancelled first after the announcement.


Definitely available widely on online game stores. Not sure about local stores, but they seem to retail for $5.99 a box.
 
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Whaleyland wrote:
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled.


Well, except for the 6 mini expansions that RRG just released in English for the USA...

Are you sure? These were the ones I specifically recall getting cancelled first after the announcement.


Definitely available widely on online game stores. Not sure about local stores, but they seem to retail for $5.99 a box.


I have all 6 (yes I'm an addict, what of it) sitting less than 6ft from me.
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
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But the events went down that RRG and HiG were ending their relationship at the end of this year. Then all reprints of Carc and upcoming expansions were cancelled.


Well, except for the 6 mini expansions that RRG just released in English for the USA...

Are you sure? These were the ones I specifically recall getting cancelled first after the announcement.


Yes, I just bought all of them Tuesday night from my FLGS in the SF Bay Area! $5.99 each
 
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Cool. Guess I need to look for them now.
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
Patience.


...is a virtue. I tend to gravitate more towards sin, though.
 
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pugeek wrote:
Hi there! I was hoping against hope that perhaps there would be some small bit of information you could give me concerning the Carcassonne expansion box RGG had planned on putting out, "Corn Circles, Plague & Tunnels". I'm really hoping Z-Man has plans to release these expansions?

Thanks!
James

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Hello James,

I am sorry to bring you disappointment, but it is not planned at Zman Games.

Kind regards,

Sophie


Bummer...now to find those expansions without paying an arm and a leg...
 
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If we keep hammering them, maybe they change their tune
 
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I emailed them last week. The response I got from Kalinda is that it is not currently planned but still possible in the future.

She then emailed back and told me it would be in the new Big Box they had planned.

After further communication (stating a Big Box wouldn't work for those who already own most of what is out), she said they are still studying the possibility of making it a stand alone expansion but can't commit officially at this time.
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
I emailed them last week. The response I got from Kalinda is that it is not currently planned but still possible in the future.

She then emailed back and told me it would be in the new Big Box they had planned.

After further communication (stating a Big Box wouldn't work for those who already own most of what is out), she said they are still studying the possibility of making it a stand alone expansion but can't commit officially at this time.


Well, that's not great news, but it is at least encouraging!
 
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Would it be effective to start a petition? Has this worked for any game ever?

Maybe we should just keep bombarding them with e-mails? If everyone does this, they will get really annoyed, but maybe we'll get our expansions. meeple
 
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I thought I'd read that Z-Man didn't have the rights to The Plague and The Tunnels, due to them being published in Spielbox magazine rather than by Hans im Gluck.

If this is not in fact true, I'm delighted! Hopefully we can persuade them to make these expansions available in English, and not just in a big box full of stuff I already have!
 
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I thought I'd read that Z-Man didn't have the rights to The Plague and The Tunnels, due to them being published in Spielbox magazine rather than by Hans im Gluck.

If this is not in fact true, I'm delighted! Hopefully we can persuade them to make these expansions available in English, and not just in a big box full of stuff I already have!

But they have the "rights" or it wouldn't be in their Big Box. Also, why would RGG have had it and not Z-Man.

I think letting them know we are interested is a good move. I don't know that it needs to be a formal petition. Simple emails to CustServ should work.
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
But they have the "rights" or it wouldn't be in their Big Box.

Well, yes, obviously. Hence the me being delighted bit.

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Also, why would RGG have had it and not Z-Man.

My understanding was that RGG had made an agreement with the publishers of Spielbox as well as HiG, which Z-Man hadn't.

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I think letting them know we are interested is a good move. I don't know that it needs to be a formal petition. Simple emails to CustServ should work.

Agreed!
 
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