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Settlers of Catan The Great River Board Game
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- You need Settlers of Catan in order to use
- 3 Tile Pieces make up the expansion
- Adds aspect of "Gold Rush" to your Catan game
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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One drawback (which I have not seen mentioned by anyone else leaving reviews): the River Tile is slighly undersized, roughly 1/8", relative to the other Settlers tiles - I bought the 4th and latest Version of Settlers in April 2009 (box dated 2007) from Amazon, and the tile from a Amazon seller about 2 weeks later. They should be compatible, but aren't quite. It's not just the way the cardboard is cut - the printed graphics of the tile are just slightly smaller. Consequently, the tile is a loose fit in the Settlers board matrix, and tends to slide around when roads and settlements are placed on it. A minor nuisance. Hopefully correctable in a future release of the Tile (I'll probably end up adding some cardboard around the tile and taping along the edges to "beef" it up.). I'm curious if anyone else has found this to be the case.
As far as durability goes, it's a single cardboard piece that can be bent easily. Furthermore, the directions for this are printed on the BACK of this cardboard piece. How dumb is that? You have to scan or copy it if you want to refer to it during the game.
NOTE: You do not need to buy this addition if you plan to buy the Traders and Barbarians expansion, as it is included in that, along with the Fishermen of Catan addition.
These Gold bonus hexes will usually produce about 5-6 victory points with one player taking 3 VP and another 2 in an average game. The real key to how agressively players pursue these Gold VPs is the numbers in the hexes. If those numbers are 5,6,8 & 9 the rush will be fast. If the numbers are 2,3,4,10,11& 12 the rush will be proportionally less.
I'd say for the ocassional player, they could take-it or leave-it on this expansion. But for avid weekly players Rivers is a "must have" $3.00 piece of cardboard.
It presents a fun twist to the base rules and is easily incorporated into any game, including one using several other expansions. I like to use it with Catan: Cities and Knights Game Expansion because it presents an additional reason and opportunity for clashes between knights as players try to build on and around the river. Also on a point of game flavor I enjoy the Robber residing in a swamp as well.
Players considering purchasing this add-on should be aware Catan: Traders and Barbarians Expansion contains this expansion as well as many others (including another shorter river tile), and may provide a better value. Also this version was designed with an older edition of the game in mind, and some players may find it fits up with the other pieces a bit loose. The Traders and Barbarians version rectifies this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am really happy with this add-on for the Settlers of Catan game. My whole family enjoyed this addition.Published 1 month ago by Kerry Larson
Doesn't add much to the game but for experienced players adds just enoughPublished 6 months ago by Ryan Storm
It was just the piece. Absolutely no directions how to use it, or other pieces you need for it.Published 8 months ago by Anne Petersen
My kids love this game and loved this extension of it. They are still playing it at ages 22, 17 and 16.Published 8 months ago by girlinpinkwaders
I was initially excited about this add on, but have come to find it awkward to use.Published 9 months ago by Chris