This game is part of our the Import Game Collection
Note: This game is in German. The game itself is language independent. English rules can be found here.
Die Windrosen is a six-tile mini-expansion for Carcassonne. Each tile depicts all or part of a wind rose (AKA compass rose). The red, full wind rose is a new starting tile, and divides the playing area into four fields.
This expansion was released at Modell-Hobby-Spiel 2012 in Leipzig. Attendees had to go on a scavenger hunt to collect clues which would permit them to obtain the expansion from the Carcassonne-on-Tour booth. The expansion is currently only available by attending a Carcassonne-on-Tour event, but may be made more widely available next year.
This expansion is given as a promo with issue #5 (2013) of Spielbox.
Orange full rose is new start tile and defines the four quarters: SW, SE, NW, NE.
Blue full rose (reg. backside) redefines the four quarters.
Orange quarter rose tiles (reg. backside) are worth 3 bonus points if put down in the corresponding quarter of the playing field, e.g. the South-West rose tile put down in the SW quarter defined by the current valid full wind rose.
Appart from that the roses have no influence on the play and the features on the tiles and other points aquired through the tile.
The blue full and the 4 orange quarter rose tiles are shuffled in the stack at the beginning.