Which Settlers Game To Start With?
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I know it's almost inconceivable to some of you but I've never played any Settlers of Catan games. I would like to buy one to see what all the hubbub is about but the choice is too wide, so I request input from all the old hands on the Geek.

General info - There is usually only my husband and I but sometimes we get our daughter and/or son to play. We aren't all that big on a high luck factor; if we want quick and light we go with Balloon Cup or Odin's Ravens. For a deeper game, we like La Citta, Age of Steam or Puerto Rico. I guess that's why I haven't already tried a Settlers game.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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The original, on sale now at Fair Play.
 
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2. Board Game: Die Siedler von N├╝rnberg [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1619]
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Siedler von Nurnberg - I like the idea of the city AND the countryside.
 
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3. Board Game: The Settlers of Canaan [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1930]
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Settlers of Canaan - Also on sale now but is this the one to be initiated into the Settlers Club with? Seems like nothing special in it.
 
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4. Board Game: The Settlers of Zarahemla [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2507]
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Settlers of Zarahelma - It's the only one that says it's for 2-4 players, the board is not static, and it adds the temple-building Victory Points. Is this the one for me and my family?
 
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5. Board Game: The Settlers of the Stone Age [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1447]
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Settlers of the Stoneage - I think the idea of roaming and exploring is nice but the board is static. Does that get old or is it balanced out by different choices you have in moving?
 
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6. Board Game: Catan Card Game [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:740]
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Settlers Card Game - Just ordered this one because you can never have too many 2-player games!
 
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7. Board Game: Settlers of New Catan (and extra modules) [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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A new expansion game to Settlers of Catan.
 
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