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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2020, 03:59:57 PM »
I think it's time to advance.. which is the next Catan game I shall buy for 5-6 players.

If you are looking for an expansion with simple rule changes but much customization and a large game board get Seafarers.
If you are looking for an expansion which has much more depth (and more difficult rules) but the same size game board get Cities & Knights.
If you are looking for a combination of both spacial expansion and complexity expansion get Explorers and Pirates (or combine Seafarers and C&K).

Traders and Barbarians is the forgotten child.


Ill get around to seafarers and traders n barbarians one day..
We own all of them and we haven't played these two in years.

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2020, 04:15:41 PM »
If you are looking for an expansion with simple rule changes but much customization and a large game board get Seafarers.
If you are looking for an expansion which has much more depth (and more difficult rules) but the same size game board get Cities & Knights.
If you are looking for a combination of both spacial expansion and complexity expansion get Explorers and Pirates (or combine Seafarers and C&K).

Traders and Barbarians is the forgotten child.

We own all of them and we haven't played these two in years.
So to sum it up which one would you recommend I got to start with one?
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2020, 04:50:33 PM »
So to sum it up which one would you recommend I got to start with one?

I recommend Cities and Knights but I would suggest reading the rules online first to get a sense of the game.

You also should be able to try it for free in the Catan Universe app using a scroll to unlock it for a few (24?) hours. If you want, we can arrange a game, did you ever check to see if the friend request came through?


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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2020, 05:11:00 PM »
So to sum it up which one would you recommend I got to start with one?
my route was explorers and pirates-cities n knight-next will be traders n babarians-lastly seafarers. Honestly the 1st 2 are great options, my only drawback from cities and knights is the frustration of not getting resources and then losing cities to the barbarians(yes theres a barbarian ship unrelated to traders n barbarians game) and you cant improve further wo cities. In explorers n pirates , whenevr you dont get resources, you get gold( 8)) so you constantly never feel "out of it"
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2020, 03:14:38 PM »
(Whichever one you choose, you'll also need that expansion's specific 5-6 Player Extension.)
« Last Edit: May 20, 2020, 03:21:16 PM by Randomex »
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2020, 01:32:45 PM »
This is a birthday cake I'll appreciate!   :D



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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2020, 01:45:46 PM »
wow that is VERY cool! im super impressed :)
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2020, 11:15:15 PM »
My wife and I have gotten really into the 2 player version during COVID-19 - Rivals for Catan. Very good, and has a similar feel to C&K.

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2020, 02:58:58 AM »
Get hyped (no idea when the release is expected):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catan:_World_Explorers
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2020, 11:23:11 PM »
I'm having a Shabbat gathering this week with my family, and looking for a good adult game (5-6 couples). Heard so much about Catan from Dan, but never got to try it. Is it gonna work for us, as beginners? Or you need to be experienced in order to enjoy it?

If not Catan, can someone reccomend another good board game? (We used to do Blokus... but outgrew it)

Thanks

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2020, 11:33:42 PM »
I'm having a Shabbat gathering this week with my family, and looking for a good adult game (5-6 couples). Heard so much about Catan from Dan, but never got to try it. Is it gonna work for us, as beginners? Or you need to be experienced in order to enjoy it?
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2020, 01:33:53 AM »
I'm having a Shabbat gathering this week with my family, and looking for a good adult game (5-6 couples). Heard so much about Catan from Dan, but never got to try it. Is it gonna work for us, as beginners? Or you need to be experienced in order to enjoy it?

If not Catan, can someone reccomend another good board game? (We used to do Blokus... but outgrew it)

Thanks
Ticket to Ride is quite good. It's for 5 players. Might be better for beginners, it's easier to pick up.
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2020, 11:17:54 AM »
Thanks, looking online on the instructions for Catan, it seems like it takes time to get the hang of it...

Will see



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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2020, 11:29:32 AM »
Thanks, looking online on the instructions for Catan, it seems like it takes time to get the hang of it...

Will see
Yes, if this was a regular thing then it's definitely worth the time it takes to get used to and learn Catan.

If it's just a one time thing, probably get a different game.
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2020, 04:17:55 PM »
looking for a good adult game (5-6 couples)


Questions:
Do you want one game that fits all the players? (One copy of Catan does not play 10-12 people.*)
If not, do you want to get multiple copies of the same game so there's only one set of rules to teach?
How much money do you want to spend?
What's the most complicated game (you already know) that you'd be willing to teach people?


*Unless you get the 5-6 player extension and play in teams, but that's probably a bad idea.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 04:35:00 PM by Randomex »
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