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Monday, December 31, 2007

Settlering Sylvia's Hash

A couple of days ago I picked up The Settlers of Catan and its two expansion sets (Seafarers of Catan and Cities and Knights of Catan). Jeff and Susan introduced us to the game when they came out for Michael Snyder's wedding last year, and since playing again with the geek crew a couple of months ago, I've been jonesing for my own set.

So Syvia and I played a couple of rounds two days ago; I won each game, but by just one point each time: 10-9, 10-9. Building the longest road was key to victory each time, though in the second game I caught a lucky development card, building the market for 1 victory point.

Sylvia's very good at putting together cities, though. I'm a little nervous...


Sean Woods said...

Let me know when you are going to play next.

Jeremiah might be interested as well.

Anonymous said...

Apart from bridge and mah-jongg, Cataan has to be about the best 4-player game you can play on a card table.

3 People, not quite as good, 5 or 6 people with the explansion pack, there's a few exploits you can useon the unwary.

2 person Cataan, I think, is okay, but a little unsatisfying. You owe it to yourself to pick up the Cataan card game, which is just pure 2-person gaming. It's remarkably good. The add-on pack is inexpensive, and it gives you tons of new cards to play with. Every so often you will play out a game that's so one-sided you just want to bury the cards underground, but that's usually quite rare. Most of the matches are challenging, exciting, and well-balanced, with many strategic options, which is a bit unusual for purely 2-player games.

Anonymous said...

I did get an ass-kicking EXCEPT for when I won one game and beat Earl but good. After that, it was down hill........ Not one give up, victory will be mine!

No matter, it's a fun game to play :)


Anonymous said...

Yeah, Cataan is so much fun, you can even have fun losing, at least most of the time.