The rook game staff has recently ventured out into the best selling game in the world right now, Settlers of Catan. For you rook enthusiasts, it is a blast to have a more traditional board game alternative to play either for mixing things up a bit, or simply to allow for 2 or 3 players to play a game that works extremely well without a 4th player.
About the game
Settlers of Catan has many different version and expansions. The basic box game is played with 2 to 4 players and is primarily a dice rolling game mixed with some fun strategy.
Right off the bat, the first thing that you will notice about the game is that is a completely different game every time you play. This is due to the fact that the board can be created in so many different manners.
Role the dice for fun
Similar to Yatzee, Settlers of Catan has a highly chance driven factor to it in that the roling of the dice plays a major role in who will win the game. There is a significant amount strategic playing available, but all the strategy will go out the window if you don’t have a little bit of luck.
If you were a fan of the computer game civilization, either the new versions or even the old version from like 1990s, then you are sure to love Settlers of Catan!
Not a Camping game
While Settlers of Catan makes for a great home game, the fact that there are so many interchangeable parts and pieces makes it a poor choice for a camping game. Rook still takes the cake for being a simple game to pack and play on a camping trip.
You ask, Why is Settlers of Catan getting highlighted in an all Rook website? Well, the fact is, rook players enjoy playing other games as well. We have found that for our situation, if we are unable to get at least 4 players to play rook, then our favorite alternative is to play a 2 or 3 player game of Settlers of Catan. While we will still prefer to play a four player game of set partner rook, the Settlers game is a great second option!