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Mitchell Manzella
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Amazon has Catan for $27.49 with Free Shipping


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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
Ugh. I'm super curious about Legend of the Sea Robbers and if that would make it worth upgrading from my grimy old 3rd edition to a new 5th edition so this is tempting but really hard to justify without more info.
 
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In the 15+ years that I've been gaming, I have never personally owned Catan. But this is just too good a price not to, and the Legend of the Sea Robbers (which I hadn't heard about yet) sounds interesting!
 
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
My copy was ruined years ago in a beer spilling accident, and I thought I was done with this game completely. Four years later, my friends are itching to play it again. At this price, I figured it would be a fun trip to the past since we've been exploring some older designs recently.
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
Just realized Catan isn't Mayfair anymore...
 
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
Has Catan been replaced by anything or is it still relevant with the amount of options available today? I have a decent collection but I have never played Catan.
 
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Naterrs wrote:
Has Catan been replaced by anything or is it still relevant with the amount of options available today? I have a decent collection but I have never played Catan.


You should play Catan even if you are not going to buy it.

As demonstrated above, the draw is apparently more for nostalgia, which is in itself a powerful thing.

It's 100% relevant if you are building a board game museum of fame.

I think --at least for me -- Catan has been replaced by dice rolling games that are fun.



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Naterrs wrote:
Has Catan been replaced by anything or is it still relevant with the amount of options available today? I have a decent collection but I have never played Catan.


I think Catan, as a total package, does a lot of things that even modern games don't do as well. The problem is that Catan does everything really well, but depending on what people liked about it originally, there are other games that do any individual part better.

Catan is a resource management game that uses dice, trading, and an attack-the-leader catchup mechanic to make the game winnable by anyone even though experienced players will win more. Its meant to be light and encourage table talk.

There are "better" resource management games that are heavier or less dice random or less dependent on opening position, there are "better" trading/negotiation games, some people prefer stronger or weaker catchup mechanics, some people just prefer heavier games. Recently, even eurogames are getting "cool themes" which Catan doesn't have. Trading can double the length of the game if the group doesn't learn to be reasonable and efficient. Trading can be kingmakery or antagonistic with certain player types. A bad teacher can abuse new players by not stressinf the importance of starting placement and bad starting placement can make the entire game a slog. Some people really hate the "I have wood for sheep" joke.

As a bit of a hybrid game, Catan still teaches many modern mechanics well in one game. The quickness of all aspects of a turn other than trading can lead to very snappily paced games. The trading and the resource production on any player's die roll means players are NEVER disconnected from the game and involved on everyones turn which is something that way too many games still forget to do. The trading creates table-talk and trash-talk dynamics that many heavier games don't allow space for.

I think we've reached a post-Catan world where many players and designers might benefit from going back and looking at what makes Catan great.

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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
Now $18 from third party prime seller "New York Electronics Store."
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
So glad I refreshed my browser before checking out on Amazon lol.
 
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I'd been holding off for so long but couldn't pass up $18
 
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $28.69 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
stevelabny wrote:
Ugh. I'm super curious about Legend of the Sea Robbers and if that would make it worth upgrading from my grimy old 3rd edition to a new 5th edition so this is tempting but really hard to justify without more info.
The component quality is atrocious in the newer editions. I wouldn't replace your beautiful 3rd edition (same as what I have) with a newer, inferior one.

Although I may be basing this off of 4th edition, which was Mayfair, and which this isn't. So nevermind then!
 
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Pahn wrote:
stevelabny wrote:
Ugh. I'm super curious about Legend of the Sea Robbers and if that would make it worth upgrading from my grimy old 3rd edition to a new 5th edition so this is tempting but really hard to justify without more info.
The component quality is atrocious in the newer editions. I wouldn't replace your beautiful 3rd edition (same as what I have) with a newer, inferior one.

Although I may be basing this off of 4th edition, which was Mayfair, and which this isn't. So nevermind then!


I thought the fourth edition was regarded as having good quality, with the 5th edition having issues punching out the cardboard pieces.
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Those new cards look great.
 
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $27.88 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
The listing at $27.88 is "backordered, due in stock 3/26". I've seen that these very often are bait, and the order will probably end up being canceled because the stock never arrived. Better off, in my opinion, going with the $28.99 that is FBA in-stock.
 
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Either a distributor liquidated tens of thousands of units or...

THEY ARE COUNTERFEIT.
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Re: [Amazon] Catan $27.88 with Free Shipping (CSI $44.10)
now @ $27.49
 
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