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Corbin Montego
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I saw it on sale at Target. I like Catan and I wouldn't mind enjoying a similar experience in a short version that can be played with 2 players but the dice game seems so insubstantial just from the packaging. I am not even worried about the five bucks it costs (although I don't want to waste $5) as much as I am worried about spending precious time on this game when I could have been devoting it to a much more satisfying short 2 player game.

Does it fill a niche as a fun, very short, 2 player game or should I not bother teaching it to my girlfriend because I want to just buy Lost Cities instead?

Thanks for your input
 
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Josiah Shanks
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Buy Lost Cities instead. Substantially better and probably quicker, too. Catan Dice Game just left us unfulfilled.
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Gene Moore
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I play the Catan Dice Game XXL Variant using the dice, and I like it more than regular Catan. It's a great game.
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Lucas Smith
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Lost Cities is - while not being a bad game - entirely different from Catan. (both from the dice game and the board game.)

Catan Dice game is an ok dice game but - at least for me - it doesn't even come close to the Catan feeling. (e.g. there is no trading at all.)



I'd recommend Jaipur as a very short 2p (only) game, it has nothing to do with Catan though.
 
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Chris Talmadge
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corbinmontego wrote:
Is Catan Dice Game a cash grab?

No. It was released 8 years ago and has several printings/editions since then.
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If you are familiar with the regular Settlers of Catan you will learn/teach this game quickly.

It is a quicker version using only dice rolling - no trading.

For $5 it is OK, but it is not high on my replay list.
 
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I think Catan Dice Game is very nice as a quick solo game. Otherwise, it's just multiplayer solitaire (and I rarely use that expression). For a simple and short two-player game, I recommend Dragonheart.
 
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