I'm looking for ideas on how to make Settlers of Catan quicker to play between friends.
Whenever I play with friends they complain that you have to stop all the time to decide what are you going to do: trade, build, exchange at a port so the game doesn't flow as good as it should.
This could be because my friends (and me) don't play board games very much. No one seems to be able to make key decisions quickly.
Any ideas/suggestions on how to deal with this issue of slow decision-making?
Note: This question, unlike the other, is not about how to "shorten" the game by reducing the required number of moves. This question is about how to shorten the reaction time for a given move.