Why Learning How To Play ‘Settlers of Catan’ Can Be Horrifying

The tabletop game Settlers of Catan can be great fun once you get the ebb and flow of the game, but for newcomers, it can be a bit……daunting. Like, ‘losing faith in humanity’ daunting.

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4 Responses to Why Learning How To Play ‘Settlers of Catan’ Can Be Horrifying

  1. Settlers is really not that hard to learn. It is unforgiving to newcomers, though, because if you mess up your first placement you’re pretty much sunk for the rest of the game.

    • unless the people teaching it explains things well enough that the new person can get a better spot. in fact they experienced players should help the new player pick where to settle, even if it gives them a handicap.

  2. Sadly I know to many games where this video would have to be 10 times as long to explain the rules.
    First in my mind:
    Game of thrones
    Virgin Queen
    Twilight Imperium
    Any Vlaada Chvátil game

    even Agricola is harder than settlers of Catan.

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