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I have noticed this game plays quite differently with 3 or 4 players.

With 3 there is more space per person, so you'll be spending more on roads and houses, with 4 there is less space, so cities and development cards are more popular.

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I noticed that with 4 players there is one more player playing the game then with 3 players.
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paulclarke339 wrote:
I have noticed this game plays quite differently with 3 or 4 players.

With 3 there is more space per person, so you'll be spending more on roads and houses, with 4 there is less space, so cities and development cards are more popular.

Thoughts?


True that you have more space - but to counter that you will receive fewer resources and less opportunity to trade.

Also note that by using some of the expansions you can create larger worlds - in which case 4 players may have even more space then 3 players.

Settlers is not just a single game - it is a game system!
 
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Not, neccesarily, if you build another house it will bring in as much as building a city.
 
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paulclarke339 wrote:
Not, neccesarily, if you build another house it will bring in as much as building a city.


Usually (especially early on) building a city will bring in more resources than building a settlement, as well as the cost is less (5 cards to a minimum of 6)

The 3 player game does play different, since you do have more land per player, and less conflict in terms of expansion.
 
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