8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A New Degree of Complexity to Settlers,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Catan: Cities and Knights Game Expansion (Toy)
While the Seafarers expansion added some new wrinkles to Settlers, the game still felt like 90% of the original. Cities and Knights, however, transforms Settlers into a much more complex, longer, sophisticated game. Our group usually finishes a game of Settlers or Seafarers in about 1 hour with lots of talking, laughing, and hooting. But our first game of Cities/Knights took almost 4. I'm sure that would decrease with experience, but with so much to keep track of and plan for, we found that we weren't interacting with each other as much. Ultimately, we didn't enjoy it as much. But if you have mastered Settlers and Seafarers and want to ramp up the strategy, then this is worthwhile.