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BOARD Settlers of Catan hints?

Discussion in 'Games' started by pronker, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 28, 2007
    My college-age son is visiting for Christmas break and I'd like some hints, any hints, to make me less lame at this game. I don't think he realizes how much brain power it takes me to learn all these rules. In its favor, it is less time-consuming than Eldritch Horror, although that was fun once we got into it.[face_idea]
     
  2. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Brick and wood are more valuable early game, wheat and ore later on. Try to set up your initial settlements to get as much resource variety as possible, near the largest numbers available.
     
  3. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks. Settlements near the sea sounded a good strategy, as well. I didn't like the idea of getting cut off. Perhaps this time we'll complete a game.
     
  4. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Whenever possible, you'll want to build your settlements at the intersection of 3 lines. Near the sea means you're only getting 1 or 2 chances to get a resource.
     
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  5. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh. All right then, this sounds like a plan.