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Three or four players (up to 6 with the extension) play against each other to create the most prestigious settlement on the island of Catan, rolling dice to collect resources to build roads, towns, cities and other advancements. (90-120 minute playtime)

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In the many instances I have seen this strategy attempted, it has always involved a compromise on other resources, which hurts the greedy player in the end. Furthermore, nobody trades with a player w …
answered Jun 2 '11 by Clay Bro
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Use 2-1 ports if at all possible, provided of course that you will be getting the resource in abundance, and can do so without sacrificing the necessary probability and variety of resources. Placing …
answered May 23 '11 by Clay Bro
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"The border of the 4th edition Settlers of Catan is too small for the board hexes. To be exact, each hexagonal tile is about 79 mm wide. Five of them, end to end, form the longest stretch of land … requiring 395 mm of width within the shore tiles. And now, the distance between the shore tiles? About 393 mm. Yup, 2 mm short." http://www.tinysci.com/2010/07/04/the-settlers-of-catan-something …
asked May 23 '11 by Clay Bro
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To flatten the hexes themselves, stack them and bind them tightly with rubber bands in all 3 directions across the six sides. To avoid the problem of the warped hexes entirely: get a sheet of clear …
answered May 23 '11 by Clay Bro
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Touch/iPhone apps: "Settlers' Stats" and "Dice of Catan". "Stats" has a so called feature that allows you to track point changes of the various players. This turns out to be more trouble than … counting again when you wonder. This app stinks. "Dice of Catan" is a different story. "Dice of Catan" (On the App Store) costs $0.99. It is a very pleasant and simple app to use, and it takes the …
answered Jun 3 '11 by Clay Bro