It is yet another Monday so I guess that means, it is time for me to review another board game. I recently picked up a copy of Setters of Catan Dice game. If you are a fan of the original, and why wouldn’t you, you will love this one.
The original Settlers comes with complex strategy and no end of jokes about needing either sheep or wood. And the fun does not stop there.
Settlers of Catan dice game
The dice game comes in a simple package. You get 6 dice a rules page and a packet of double sided maps. The rules cover 2 different games. Or you can get the deluxe dice game and get a cool dice cup.
In game one you have a game where each turn you get to use your dice rolls to try and settle as best as you can. You follow the settlement track scoring increasing points for settlements, cities and knights.
The downside is if your rolls come up with nothing you wind up scoring negative 2 points for your turn. Game is over after a set 15 turns. The advantage here is that you get to play a game that feels like settlers in like 15 minutes instead of over an hour.
Game 2 opens the stakes up a little bit more and increases the game play time just a bit. Instead of having a set number of turns you have the open ended feel of the game where you play until a player gets to 10 victory points. If you feel that game 1 is like the original move over and give game 2 a try. You get the added nods to the original by having largest army and longest road.
Settlers of Catan game
The base mechanics involve rolling the dice in both games. The 6 sides are wool(sheep), wood, rick, ore(stone), grain, and gold. You get a total of three rolls being able to roll any or all dice on each roll. See what you can make with the best of what you roll. You only have 4 choices: roads, settlements, cities or knights.
So go pick up your own copy and you can be playing an awesome dice game.
The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.
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