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David Pettit
United States
Dallas
Oregon
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10
Nov 2014
Owned
Toby K.
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10
Dec 2008*
Good game for beach, train or long
trips...
2008-12-26*
Owned
D S
Germany
Senftenberg
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10
Apr 2009*
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10
Aug 2011
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johan dh
Netherlands
Zevenbergen
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10
Apr 2013
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Tommy Antonsson
Sweden
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10
Sep 2014
Owned
Jess Robinson
United Kingdom
Swindon
Wiltshire
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9
Apr 2007*
Owned
Bjoern Guenzel
Germany
Berlin
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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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Kayla Christensen
United States
North Dakota
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9
May 2008*
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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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Jesus Mazcunan
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9
Aug 2008*
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Kristof
Belgium
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9
Feb 2009*
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Hrvoje Cop
Croatia
Zagreb
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9
Jun 2009*
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Piet Notebaert
Belgium
Assebroek (Brugge)
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9
Nov 2009*
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AJ Key
New Zealand
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9
Apr 2013
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Keith Rapley
United Kingdom
Seer Green
Bucks
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9
Apr 2010
Owned
Patrick Scheemaker
Belgium
Oostkamp
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9
Aug 2011
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Monika
Germany
Hessen
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9
Nov 2010
Owned
Shona Shorten
Australia
Ballarat
Victoria
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9
Jan 2011
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Marcin Szopen
Poland
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9
Nov 2011
Owned
Szymon Kulak
Poland
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9
Jun 2011
Love it!
2011-06-16
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Chris G
United Kingdom
Cheshire
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9
Jul 2011
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Wyatt Smith
United States
North Platte
Nebraska
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9
Jan 2012
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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
Owned
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
Owned
For Trade
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