Irish Breakfast

More silly Catan-versation

Posted in Comics by Emily on February 4, 2011

Thanks, grain hexes, for providing tasty beer.

I had to google “USA Catan map” in the hopes that some board game and design nerd had created a fabulous mashup of the U.S. and the Catan board, but all I found was this actual Catan game based on America. Which I had not known existed! (And I totally called it on Nevada.) Probably not my top choice for the next addition to my game collection, but it looks like it has some interesting mechanics.

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  1. mrslotto said, on February 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    The Catan USA game! I remember sniffing at that one last summer. It looked kinda neat.

    Also I lol’d at “sheep 6, wheat 8.” Triple nerd score!

  2. Jimmy said, on February 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Settlers of America is pretty cool, but it certainly doesn’t have the simple mechanics and complex strategy of the original. Rather than a variation of Catan, its more of a new game that happens to share a lot of the mechanics which make it easy to learn.

    • Sillysausage said, on February 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      have you seen the Ireland Catan map?

    • Emily said, on February 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Good to know – I don’t know how I feel about the non-randomized resource tile placement. But it’s great to start playing something that shares the mechanics of a basic game like Catan or Dominion – takes away the awkward what-the-heck-is-this first few games sort of thing.

  3. Wayland said, on February 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    But… But you can’t get two red numbers next to each other, so sheep 6, wheat 8 is impossible…

    • dankoh said, on February 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      You can get a 6 and 8 adjacent if you are playing the 5-6 player version – the location of the deserts can change the number distribution on the board and cause this to happen. Rare though.

      • daniel said, on March 1, 2011 at 2:46 am

        no you can’t. the rules specify that you must change number positions if this ever happens.

  4. daniel said, on March 1, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I like Settlers of America more than the classic Catan because of the more complex strategy involved and also the rules force everyone to play equally (everyone has to do the same thing in order to win: build all cities and deliver all goods)


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