Settlers of Catan New Player Guide
Settlers of Catan is more difficult to learn and pick-up than most board games you might have played before Settlers. Many board games have a few actions you can commit and a very shallow as far as what you can and cannot do on the board. Settlers of Catan breaks the mold of what you expect out of a board game and hands you a game with a vast amount of depth and strategy at your fingertips. While Settlers is complicated to learn, especially with the expansion packs, for first time players it also is a great game for non-gamers and people who love to play board games/video games. The uniqueness allows the casual and non-casual game players come together and get enjoyment out of the game in different ways without sacrificing the ability to win a game.
This Settlers of Catan new player guide will touch on things you should familiarize yourself with prior to picking up the game or if you are struggling to grasp the game after your first full game. This guide covers the standard Settlers of Catan version and for the Seafarers and Cities & Knights expansions please refer to their respective new player guides.
Settlers of Catan Seafarers New Player Guide
Settlers of Catan Seafarers expansion adds elements such as sea hexes, gold, ships, and pirates to the Catan world. Compared to the standard version of Settlers of Catan it opens up the map and provides a few more things for players to build and play for without making the game overly complicated to pick up for new players. If you have not read the Settlers of Catan New Player Guide on here I would recommend doing so as this guide will expect that you know the base game and the terminology attached to it.
This Settlers of Catan Seafarers new player guide will go over keywords for you to learn and also the additions this expansion adds to Settlers of Catan.
Settlers of Catan Cities & Knights New Player Guide
The Settlers of Catan Cities & Knights expansion adds a ton of depth, complexity, and elements to the game compared to other expansions such as Seafarers. Cities & Knights must be used with the standard version of Settlers of Catan to work and it also is recommended to be combined with Seafarers to provide a complete Settlers of Catan experience. This Settlers of Catan Cities & Knights new player guide will assume that you have read both of the new player guides for the standard variant and seafarers expansion.
At the end of this Settlers of Catan Cities & Knights new player guide you will understand this expansion and also the important changes it makes to the strategies involved with the game. Cities & Knights is very complex but provides many more options for players to explore while playing compared to other expansions and makes the game very interesting once you get the hang of it. Even if you are in last place in Cities & Knights you can easily catapult yourself into first by the added features this expansion contains.
Settlers of Catan Terminology
This guide will help new players and players new to expansion packs learn key Settlers of Catan words for Seafarers, Cities & Knights, and the standard Settlers of Catan game.
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