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Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 18, 2016 11:51AM
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Settlers of Catan




I hear some very good and very bad things about this game. People either love it or want the game burned thrice. I have heeded the advice to stay away. What are your thoughts?





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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 18, 2016 11:56AM
The secret to success is to be the 2nd best player at the table and convince the other players to stop trading with the best player. Shh... don't tell my sister I said that...
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 18, 2016 12:00PM
Never played it. Strictly a 70's board game kid. Risk, Monopoly, etc... Many teenage arguments were had over who robbed the bank...
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: clay
Date: October 18, 2016 12:01PM
Fun game. If you're in to board games, especially in this new age of board games, it's definitely a classic and worth checking out. As with any group activity, your experience with it will depend somewhat on those you play it with.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 18, 2016 12:04PM
I had to Google that.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 18, 2016 12:05PM
.....can I ponder this....for a fortnight.......???



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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: October 18, 2016 12:38PM
Never made it to the end of a game. We agree to play with our 11 year old, then our 7 year old begs to join in, so we concede and let her play. Max 20 minutes before she has stormed out of the game. I look forward to finishing a game someday.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: rz
Date: October 18, 2016 01:02PM
never heard of it
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 18, 2016 01:23PM
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never heard of it

That's not a poll choice.



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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 18, 2016 01:27PM
I'd suggest "Huh?" as one of the possible answers.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: davester
Date: October 18, 2016 02:17PM
Great game. I like it because you're always involved, figuring things out, changing strategies, etc., not just waiting around for the end to come like in monopoly, risk, etc.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 18, 2016 02:29PM
....does this involve witchcraft......???



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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: Z
Date: October 18, 2016 03:56PM
Now if you want to destroy friendships and have a day to kill, you should check out Diplomacy. No dice, just direct communications, alliance formation, deceit, treachery and backstabbing (at the appropriate time). Many great variants and twists to change it up if you're tired of winning as Austria-Hungary or Italy.

Oh, and it can certainly destroy friendships if you let it.

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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: modelamac
Date: October 18, 2016 04:19PM
What the hell is Catan? No, I won't use Google to find out because I really don't care if I don't find out.



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I think I will just put an OUT OF ORDER
sticker on my head and call it a day.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 18, 2016 04:47PM
I have played the game several times and own the Star Trek version. I find it entertaining. It's not my personal favorite. I have a table-top gamer friend and this is the only game he can get his wife to play, so that's an endorsement of sorts.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: October 18, 2016 05:53PM
Watch it played with Wil Wheaton and friends

I liked watching this net show
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: October 18, 2016 06:29PM
Catan, yes.

Seafarers, yes. Depending upon the scenario.

Cities and Knights, no.



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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: davester
Date: October 18, 2016 06:34PM
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Z
Now if you want to destroy friendships and have a day to kill, you should check out Diplomacy. No dice, just direct communications, alliance formation, deceit, treachery and backstabbing (at the appropriate time). Many great variants and twists to change it up if you're tired of winning as Austria-Hungary or Italy.

Oh, and it can certainly destroy friendships if you let it.

[en.wikipedia.org])

Oh yeah! Diplomacy is a fantastic game for all the reasons you just mentioned. Not a good date game though...whoever you were dating would likely no longer trust you after the game.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: fauch
Date: October 18, 2016 07:48PM
I much prefer "Settlers of Brooklyn"...



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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 18, 2016 09:47PM
Love Cities and Knights, which is the game as it was meant to be played.

We like the collaborative options.
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Re: Settlers of Catan discussion
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: October 18, 2016 10:03PM
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sekker
Love Cities and Knights, which is the game as it was meant to be played.

20 hours long? Yeah. I can see that.

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