– SETTLERS OF CATAN (60-90mins, 3-4 players)
Although i am a bit burnt out on Catan i still think that it’s an excellent introduction to the world of board games. It is a highly interactive board game with a lot trading of resources between players, blocking of other people’s routes, stealing their cards and a LOT!!! of dice rolling.
The rules are straightforward and the cool thing is that, as i mentioned above, in Catan you are always interested in what’s going on even when it’s not your turn. Other players’ actions may affect you and you have things to do during their turn.
I find that with 3 players the game is not as balanced so it’s best played with 4 players. Also be wary when playing against couples…. 🙂
“Players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop their settlement while trading and acquiring resources. Players are rewarded points as their settlements grow; the first to reach a set number of points is the winner. At no point in the game is any player eliminated.”