This past weekend I was introduced to a new board game called Settler’s of Catan. This game combines some of the best elements of Monopoly, Risk and poker into a single easy to learn board game. I’m addicted.
The goal of the game is really simple. The first person to 10 points wins. There are a lot of ways to score points which leads to exciting and unpredictable games with each player to taking a variety of strategies. The main dealing in the game is trading resources with your fellow players. You’ll use those resources to buy and build things which score points. You generate resources based on the location of the things you’ve built. So if you are short on a particular resource that you need to build something new, you can either trade for it or wait until you generate it.
Settler’s of Catan is a game that can be played with 3 or more players but it is most fun with 4 or more. My only opportunity to play was this past weekend but I’m already addicted. I will be buying a copy to keep in my home and actively trying to get my friends hooked too.