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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 04:14:06 PM »
Also, Monopoly Millionaire Deal over Monopoly Deal, hands down.
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 04:35:28 PM »
Meaning the rules as written? What rules do you use?

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 04:40:58 PM »
The biggest benefit of it is that you can play with 2 players.

An official 2-player variant for Catan exists (some unofficial ones, too) - it might not be in the rulebook for many editions, though.

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 04:55:43 PM »
Meaning the rules as written? What rules do you use?
Tip: If you want a really fun version of this game, you must always put down money and properties as soon as you get them, and do not count that as an action. This will speed up game play and make stealing properties more exciting.

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2018, 08:53:35 AM »
Banned from the forums.

Although you likely play with the bad rules for monopoly deal.

Never played Millionaire. Why banned?


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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
An official 2-player variant for Catan exists (some unofficial ones, too) - it might not be in the rulebook for many editions, though.

What is the official 2-player version?

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2018, 09:07:20 AM »
Never played Millionaire. Why banned?



Because it isn't close to as good as the original, when playing with the right rules ;)
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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2018, 09:08:49 AM »
Because it isn't close to as good as the original, when playing with the right rules ;)

I want to buy it just to try. But its going $40 on amazon. Cant justify that for a card game.

In the meantime, please detail the right rules here for the regular version ;)

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2018, 05:30:04 PM »
What is the official 2-player version?

According to the 2015 rulebook:
(This is not the text found in the rulebook. Please give me feedback on whether it was understandable.)

During setup, before initial placement of players' settlements, place 1 settlement of each of the unused colors on the board, one below the middle of the top row, the other above the middle of the bottom row. These represent neutral colors. Each time a player builds a road or settlement, they also place that same thing for one of the neutral colors (if no settlement is possible for either one, build a road instead). Note that a neutral color can take the Longest Road card.

Roll the dice twice each turn. If the second result is the same as the first, reroll it until it isn't.

Each player starts with 5 tokens, and may not have more than 7 at once. (The next paragraph will explain their use.) If you place a settlement adjacent to the desert hex, gain 2 tokens. If you place a settlement adjacent to water (the edge of the board), gain 1 token. (If both circumstances apply, gain 3.) This includes initial placement. Additionally, you may discard a Knight that you have played to gain 2 chips (this affects the Largest Army card).

Once on each of your turns, you may pay 1 token if you are the player with fewer (visible) points,
or 2 tokens if you are the player with more (visible) points, to take either of the following actions:
A. Put the Robber back on the desert hex (this can be done before rolling the dice, of course).
B. Take 2 resource cards at random from your opponent's hand, and then give them 2 resources of your choice.
(If your opponent only had 1 resource card, you must still give them 2.)

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2018, 05:43:15 PM »
I want to buy it just to try. But its going $40 on amazon. Can't justify that for a card game.

I can justify it, depending on how many cards are in that game. This does not qualify. : )
(Out-of-print game prices on Amazon/eBay are almost always unreasonably high.)

You can get a good idea of it by reading these 2 reviews and the comments on them
(they seem to indicate that I underestimated Monopoly Deal, though I'm not convinced):
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/845165/monopoly-millionaire-deal-review-deal-fan
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/968848/terrible-stylistic-changes-and-dumbing-down-monopo

(A number of users on that site have it listed for trade - if you really wanted it, I suppose you could contact one of them and ask if they'd take payment instead, or just buy a cheap new game they're interested in and offer it in trade. The game isn't valued very highly there - the site's internal market hasn't seen it sold for over $10.)

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2018, 05:45:18 PM »
Here's BGG's forum subsection for variant rules for Monopoly Deal:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40398/monopoly-deal-card-game/forums/69

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2018, 08:38:24 PM »
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to gain 2 chips

"Chips" should have been "tokens."

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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2019, 01:37:40 PM »
You've all been playing Catan wrong. So very wrong.  :)


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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2019, 01:45:59 PM »
You've all been playing Catan wrong. So very wrong.  :)


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Re: Settlers Of Catan
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2019, 02:16:11 PM »
You've all been playing Catan wrong. So very wrong.  :)


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