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Die Siedler von Catan

original German edition


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Product Awards:  

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 75 minutes 3-4

Designer(s): Klaus Teuber

Publisher(s): Kosmos

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Product Description

In Settlers of Catan, groups of settlers try to become the dominant group on a remote island by building settlements and cities across its uncharted wilderness. Each player tries to guide their settlers to victory by clever building and trading. Building is based on resources that you gain based on where you build and the roll of the dice. This combination of strategy and luck makes Settlers an excellent game for players of all skill levels.

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year, 1995
Deutscher Spiele Preis
1st place, 1995

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Klaus Teuber

  • Publisher(s): Kosmos

  • Year: 1995

  • Players: 3 - 4

  • Time: 75 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 1,120 grams

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Average Rating: 4.5 in 6 reviews

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Good even for 2 people!
September 10, 2004

My wife is not really a gamer. But, she actually requests to play a game of this with me almost nightly! It has decent strategy, but does have an ample amount of luck (due to dice rolls) involved. Forget having to have 3 or more people. We play just fine with 2 people, though trading rarely occurs.

Also note that the game is very nice as well with 4 people playing. Another couple has joined us several times just to play this game. (though, it seems better when played with the expansion set which is rated for from 5-6 players).

Final note - get the German Version over the American Version. It is visually much more beautiful than the cheaply made and not supported tile pieces found in the Americanized version. It does come with an English translation of the rules and cards - which you'll learn soon enough through repetition of playing a few times.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
We like it
November 11, 2002

We really like this game...noticed that a lot of people didn't like the two-person game...not sure what the actual rules for the two-person game are 'cause we've been using a dutch version and can't read the rules (we were taught by our friend)..but we made up a two-person version that we think is reasonable...Each player plays two colors, alternate placing of towns and taking turns, player cannot trade with himself but can use monopoly card to transfer a resource, play each color to 7 points...

 
 
 
 
 
by Kos
Unbalanced and not strategic
July 04, 2001

In short, the game is simple to learn, and takes up about 2 hrs. That is good. However:

- A 2 person game is not fun. The game is very dependent on trade, and the trade concept is weak and poor compared to Advanced Civilization, for instance.

- The dice are too influential.

- The starting position influences 60% of your success.

- You can't blow up anything. It is all so constructive (made for families, the best market).

So it does NOT deserve all those stars, however it is a commercial success.

Mind you, the above concerns only the base board game.


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