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The mechanics are good, but it still seems to take a long time for things to happen.
This is a ...
This is a classic. I don't play it much anymore but it's still a good game. It's the first game I purchase when I started getting into board games.
It can be ...
It can be fun but I prefer ticket to ride or co-op games to this!
I don't li...
I don't like it as much as I used to, but after a year away, it's grown on me again. Can't play it with more than 4 people, though.
This game ...
This game is what got me introduced to modern boardgames and opened up pandoras box. Now I am hooked and I have Catan to thank. The base game has just lost its appeal. Playing this without Cities & Knights makes me want to gouge my eyes out. I will still play this with new people to try to get them into board games, but I refuse to play just the base game anymore with my main gaming group.
Not much t...
Not much to be said that anyone on this site doesn't already know. Bonus points for being one of the games that showed non-gamers that board games aren't all Monopoly.
Great gateway game, but a little too dicey
(+) Great gateway for new players, nice artwork, variable setup, allows trading between players, good mix of strategy and tactics (-) Really dependent on dice rolls, a lot of "gotcha", robber slows down the game, needs 4 players to get the full experience, can be lots of downtime while waiting for your turn, end of the game drags a bit
This rating dropped from my initial 7. I don't like it as there are many, many more games out there. And it is quite long for what it is about.
A classic ...
A classic and staple of my play group. Sure, the dice mechanic gets people upset at times, but it's just a solid game that can get people into the hobby.
Let me pre...
Let me preface; I completely respect and admire Settlers for what it has done, and continues to do, to the gaming hobby. However, the gameplay itself never drew me in like other titles have. I find games with heavy negotiation very hit or miss, and with the luck in Catan always seeming to alienate at least one player, depriving them of any fun, its a miss. This sin is even more egregious considering the game has a tendency to drag on and extend their suffering.
The second "new classic" we purchased. Got it really early in our collection and saw a TON of play. This is our groups nostalgia game. We love it. UPDATE: My SO's brother moved about 4 hours away for a job and didn't have any games of his own, so we gave him our copy of Settlers where it'll see more play with him and extended family that live there.
intimidating at first
This game had sat in the dark corner of my apartment; neglected, dusty. I was hesitant to play due to what I thought a complicated game. But instead what I discovered was a super fun game!
Negotiation and luck lead to a lot of king making and players having a miserable time because they can't do jack due to dice rolls.
(10/7) 6. ...
(10/7) 6. A classic for good reason, it's an undeniably fun game. I don't think it necessarily is the best thing out there anymore, but there's an unwarranted backlash.
Relaxing game. The whole game is dependent on the placement of the first two settlements. Great deal of luck involved.
A classic. Initial setup is VERY important