Settlers of Catan: A Review

Note: Settlers of Catan is more than 20 years old. There are multiple expansions and additions you can add to game to change the flavor, player count, and strategies. In this review I’m only going to write about the base game, Settlers of Catan.  


Settlers of Catan is a classic 3-4 player resource management game in which players settle the wild lands of Catan which are rich in natural resources like sheep, wood, ore, brick, and wheat. The game board is made up of individual hexagon-shaped tiles, each representing a different land type, each producing one of the aforementioned resources. Each land hex is assigned a number (2-12) and when that number is rolled players who have built on the intersections of that number receive one or more matching resources, regardless of who’s turn it is. Players can then use these resources to expand their holdings, building roads and new settlements, upgrading settlements to cities, building armies… Continue reading