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5.0 out of 5 stars Have the Full Settlers Experience in the Travel version - HACKED!, July 20, 2010
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This review is from: Settlers of Catan - Portable Edition (Toy)
I love playing Settlers so I was a bit disappointed when I saw that the travel version had some minor differences than the full version. The numbers are set permanently into the board and the desert space is stuck in the middle. Other than that, it's nearly the same game.

Since I'm a purist, I decided to hack the game a bit to provide the full experience. I simply did 2 things :

- Put number labels on the little circles that you punch out of the tiles when you first set it up.
- Drill out a hole in the desert tile to fit the posts.

With this, I now have the full settlers experience in a nice travel edition. I included a ball of Blu-Tack/Sticky Putty to stick the tiles to the posts. The pieces are kind of small, so I also have everything separated by color and type and put into little ziploc bags that I fashioned out of those tiny snack size bags you can find at the supermarket. This is a great version of the game, and with a few minor modifications, I can get the full experience.
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Initial post: Mar 29, 2015 9:45:59 AM PDT
Kent says:
nice creativity

Posted on May 2, 2015 1:28:56 PM PDT
Katherine says:
Thanks so much for that hack tip, I was kinda sad when I realized that it wasn't exactly the same too. I won this game for free, and don't personally own the full game of Catan so I was going to make this my version of catan, and now it can be just like the real game but smaller.
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