Monday, November 21, 2016

#2: The Settlers of Catan (Mark's 100)

The Settlers of Catan

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 2nd
  • 2012: 5th
  • 2010: 1st
  • 2005: 1st
  • appeared on all four lists
  • rank: 214
  • rating: 7.3
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:
  • 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.

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