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Toby K.
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10
Dec 2008*
Good game for beach, train or long
trips...
2008-12-26*
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Bjoern Guenzel
Germany
Berlin
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9
Feb 2008*
This is a brilliant addition to the Siedler games family. It has similarities to the popular dice game "Kniffel", but more strategic depth while retaining some of the Sielder atmosphere. Everybody I played it with yet enjoyed it, and it is easier to convince people to play this game than other more complex games.
2008-02-22*
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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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9
Jun 2009*
I've upgraded this to a '9' for the online version. Played face-to-face it's not that compelling, but played in your spare time and quickly using www.playcatan.com, it's a fun and interesting game, and is my new favorite time-killer. It's clever, with interesting decisions about risk and reward, and is more textured than it first looks when you're spending too much time waiting for your turn when playing with more players.
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Fun filler. My only fear is whether it's a touch too long for what it is, but I'll find out soon enough, because I plan to start breaking this out as the filler of choice for the next little bit. The box says 15-30min, and I think at 15-20min it's a nice little game: just a fun dice game, but with interesting choices about how much risk to take to build what (low-scoring roads to set up dicey but high-scoring cities vs. more reliable settlements, when to use your knights, etc). It's not a brain-burner, but there is enough there to be fun.

On the other hand, there is definitely a lack of any player interaction, which is a bummer, and which I suspect means that the player count should be kept low. With 4 players, two sets might be helpful to keep things moving. If the game goes 30 minutes, I think it'll probably overstay its welcome (another popular dice game around here, Can't Stop, reliably goes past its expiration date of about 20 minutes).

This is much closer to classic dice games than another recent favorite, To Crown a King, was. This is definitely one you can play with your family/friends.
2008-05-31*
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Szymon Kulak
Poland
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9
Jun 2011
Love it!
2011-06-16
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Agnieszka Tarnowska
Poland
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9
Nov 2011
Wspaniała i prosta wersja Osadników, można ją ze sobą wszędzie zabrać i nauczyć każdego. Swego czasu męczyliśmy ją na każdym grillu tak dla zabicia czasu zanim usmażą sie kiełbaski
2011-11-20
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Ronald Carlson
United States
Austin
Washington, California, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, etc. :-)
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9
Oct 2013
G077
2013-11-06
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Lisa Palmer
Australia
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9
Jun 2015
Great time waster! Perfect introduction to Catan for those who may be intimidated by the sight of the real game
2015-06-13
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rio rio
United States
Unspecified
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8.5
Aug 2007*
8.5 points for official Klaus Teuber variant. For standard game only 5 points. Variant is far better because there is simple scoring system and there is player interaction.
2007-08-13*
Matheus da Silva
Brazil
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8.4
Oct 2010
Jogo bem simples. Parecido com general, a idéia é ficar rolando e re-rolando os dados de recursos para construir estradas, acampamentos e cidades (que ja vêm pré-estabelecidos em uma ficha).
2010-10-20
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Mark Johnson
United States
Santa Clarita
California
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8
Sep 2007*
My rating may be a bit generous, but I do think there's something here. It's fun, it's recognizably Settlers (even without trading), and there is more than one path to victory. There's even a good variant by Teuber himself. That's quite a lot for such a small game.
2007-09-15*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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8
Nov 2012
A very enjoyable variant. recommended.
2012-12-07
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Walter von Tagen III
United States
California
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8
Jan 2008*
A combination of Yahtzee with Settlers theme attached.
2008-01-21*
Elijah Lau
Singapore
Singapore
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8
May 2008*
A very good solitaire game. Very nice puzzle element and offers a great distraction for short intervals but as a game to be played with other players ... I'm not sure about that.
2008-05-23*
Mike Wolnick
United States
San Jose
California
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8
Jun 2008*
I like this game a lot. It has the flavor of Catan in 1/10 the time. Games move quickly with no set up time.
2008-06-03*
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Quijanoth
United States
Crown Point
Indiana
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8
Dec 2009*
I'm a fan, I won't lie. It's quick, satisfying, and an absolute blast to play solo. Dare I ask for an expansion?
Review pending.
2008-06-08*
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Carlyn Morenus
United States
Bloomington
Illinois
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8
Jun 2008*
We like this a lot. Plays as solitaire or with as many people as you like, though probably best with not more than 4 or 5 unless you have multiple sets of dice. Very quick play -- we do a 2-player game in 10-15 minutes during lunch. Good combination of luck (dice throws) and skill (decision making).
2008-06-17*
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Craig Massey
United States
Salem
MA
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8
Jul 2010
Fun filler in the mold of Yahtzee that gives the flavor of Settlers. Great for travel!
2010-07-07
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Chad Martinell
United States
Beaumont
California
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8
Aug 2008*
I've played this a couple of times on PlayCatan and picked it up. Now I've played it with my boss and my wife and it is really fun. I like the box rules for playing solitare, but think that I'll enjoy the advanced rules a bit more for 2-player or group play when I get the chance to try it out.
2008-08-14*
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Davide Bacchiega
France
Savigny sur Orge
Essonne
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8
Oct 2008*
A very good surprise, even better than the original one!
2010-01-17
Roxy Steven
Canada
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8
Feb 2009*
Actually liked this game, although I didn't really get how to use the free resources at first so never used them.
2008-12-02*
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Fischjello
United States
Minnesota
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8
Jan 2009*
I always throw this in my bag when we travel. It's great for when waiting around at an airport or spending time in a coffee shop.
2009-10-28
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Chris Brown
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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8
Mar 2009*
Very good implementation as a dice game.
2010-03-07
Kime Kukkonen
Finland
Joensuu
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8
Dec 2011
The Settlers of Catan pelin noppaversio.
2010-06-02
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Matthias Schmidl
Austria
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8
Oct 2009*
nice, easy, entertaining
2009-10-27
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Brad Kane
United States
Spokane
Washington
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8
Nov 2009*
Quick and fun.
2009-11-09
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Weaving Geek
United States
Muncie
Indiana
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8
Dec 2012
from SS 2012
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
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Attiki GREECE
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8
Jul 2011
I would like a more elaborate dice rolling mechanic, but still it's an ok solitaire game.
2011-07-03
Ron Gallo
United States
Unspecified
Florida
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8
Feb 2012
Nice little game.
2012-02-17
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David Durtschi
United States
shelton
Connecticut
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8
Sep 2012
If you like Settlers of Catan, then try this over simplified dice game variant. Obviously, there will not be nearly the strategy of SoC, and the game will be based more on luck, but the game is very easy to play, takes up very little space, has neat rules and a clever scheme for scoring points, 2 different rules (simple and advancted), AND, the best part, comes with a really nice leather rolling cup that can be used with any dice rolling game (personally I love using this cup with Elder Sign).
2012-10-12
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J West
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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8
Dec 2012
Fast and fun 2-player Catan, what more do you want?
Possibly one of the best features of the game is that it's actually 2 games, the differences between how you play Map 1 and Map 2 making them separate games that just happen to use the same components. If you don't feel like a simple game of Map 1, then Map 2 is likely what you're after. Excellently designed!
2012-12-09
Owned
Mike Carlson
United States
Plano
Texas
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8
Dec 2012
Have 2 copies. Want to trade one.
2014-01-28
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For Trade
vorname nachname
Germany
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8
Aug 2014
1-4 Spieler
2014-02-16
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For Trade
Squally Graaf
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8
Aug 2014
Fast playing.
2014-10-13
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Alex S
United States
Connecticut
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8
Jan 2015
This game is a lot of fun. I've played it many many times. It's very easy, and I frequently play this with people who are totally unfamiliar with Catan, or aren't normally board gamers. People like it.
2015-01-25
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Thorben Köckeritz
Germany
Hagen
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8
Jan 2015
Only with extended rules und point sheets
2015-01-31
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Darryl Ferster
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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8
Feb 2015
Bought this new for $11.99. It has the feel of Triple Yahtzee. Not a heavy game - Annie even played it several times within our group. It takes less than 30 minutes to play.
I'm still not sure that I am playing the rules about the knights correctly - can you use that knight's symbol for any other symbol, or can you use any other symbol for that knight's symbol??? Craig Kumick pointed this out to me the last time I played, and I haven't studied the rules again since then.
It works well playing with a highlighter to colour in the roads, settlements, cities and knights you have achieved so far.
Catan Dice Game Plus is also listed on BGG. It says it has more complex rules that make the game more like the boardgame. It sounded like the rules are online. I should check it out sometime.
2015-02-04
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Dallan Christenson
United States
Porterville
California
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8
Aug 2015
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It's a quick fun little dice game. I rate it an 8 instead of 7 because of its quick filler game-ability. Only down side would be that you go through the score sheets so quickly. I therefore whet to OfficeDepot and had them laminate a few and now use dry erase markers to keep score, thus saving a lot of the score sheets.
2015-08-14
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K. David Ladage
United States
Cedar Rapids
Iowa
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7.9
Jul 2011
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K. David Ladage
United States
Cedar Rapids
Iowa
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7.9
Jul 2011
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Hiroshi Ishikawa
United States
Wexford
Pennsylvania
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7.8
Jun 2008*
Yahtzee - Catan flavored
2008-06-23*
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Robert van Dalen
Netherlands
Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
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7.5
Sep 2007*
rating for Plus variant, which resembles Catan and is more or less interactive.
2007-09-06*
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Jens Hoppe
Denmark
Frederiksberg
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7.5
Jan 2013
Rating based on playing this solo on my Android tablet. Great fun as a 5 minute puzzle filler!
2013-01-18
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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7.5
Aug 2009*
It's Yatzee only with strategy injected into it. You really want to push your game to allow for more options to build throughout the game. Still, like most dice games, it does suffer from downtime, and is really lucky. With two, or three quick players this can be a fun filler racing game.

The new version is superior to the older version. It comes in a nice "leather" cup and more importantly it comes with a second version of the game inside. Island Two is just an all 'round better game. The longest road and largest army adds player interaction (which was desperately needed). I think it is superior to most of the dice games out there.
2009-08-17
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Senta Diegmann
Germany
Unspecified
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7.5
Jul 2012
Siedler meets Kniffel
2008-05-01*
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Brian Moore
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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7.5
May 2008*
A quick fun dice game along the lines of Yahtzee but Catan themed with the special dice. Playable solo as well as with more.
2008-05-19*
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steve foren
United States
Hyattsville
Maryland
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7.5
May 2008*
Fun little game. We put it in the car, and play while waiting for dinner to come at a restaurant.
2008-05-29*
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Rob Keys
United States
Anchorage
Alaska
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7.5
Jun 2009*
I love this game. It's basically Yahtzee witha settlers theme. Great game to play at the bar.
2009-06-09
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Scott Caputo
United States
Santa Clara
California
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7.5
Apr 2010
Actually, this is pretty good. I was surprised at how much Catan flavor they were able to get out of a dice game.
2009-08-18
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Jonathan Corneau
Canada
Gatineau
Quebec
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7.5
Apr 2010
Catan meets Yatzhee what more could I say?
2010-04-09
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Michael Baxter
United States
Bourbon
Indiana
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7.5
Sep 2013
bought as Christmas gift for wife from The Griffon Book store 11/11/11
2011-11-24
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