Thursday, December 19, 2013

#5: The Settlers of Catan (Mark's 100 - 2012)

The Settlers of Catan

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 5th
  • 2010: 1st
  • 2005: 1st
  • appeared on all three lists
  • rank: 112
  • rating: 7.43
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • The game that launched the European "game" invasion... the first true "franchise" game for Kosmos & Mayfair... a game so simple & yet so innovative that it could inspire devoted play with almost any crowd. This infinitely variable game of trading & building is still a personal favorite, even when way too many gamers have left it behind.
Tips & Tricks:
  • In the next few weeks, I plan on publishing more of my old (and when I say "old", I mean 15 years old) Catan website stuff... something to look forward to!
  • While your first game may take 90+ minutes, it's not unusual for experienced players to knock out a game in 60 minutes or less. A lot of that depends on how quickly trading goes and how "aware" the people you're playing are - example: it doesn't matter how many times you ask for "brick", if we haven't rolled it in two rounds, it isn't there for trade. Sigh.


If you feel a need to catch up on my admittedly-aging Top 100 as of February 2012 list, you can check out:

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