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Catan The board game The Settlers of Catan for Nintendo DS

by USM
Nintendo DS
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • NDS game in English and German, Packaging German
  • English manual available as PDF download
  • Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
  • Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
  • Freely combinable game seetings; Multiplayer option (Multi card game-local network)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00369ZGDS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,278 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

There is hardly a board game award that the "Settlers of Catan" game, created by Klaus Teuber, has not won. This classic has a global fan community and has been translated into 25 languages over its last 13 successful years. "Catan", the legendary strategy game, is now here for Nintendo DS to provide gaming fun any time, anywhere. True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources. If there are no other players available, various Catanians, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his... Find out if you really are a secret colonialist, confront your rivals and become Lord of Catan! Includes: The Settlers of Catan Seafarers Game Expansion Embark on a quest to settle the island, build ships, and chart the nearby waters. Discover far-off mines and use gold and combinations of resources grain, wool, ore, brick and timber to develop your ever expanding empire. Download English manual

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed 1 Mar 2011
By Ceri
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Having played the actual Settlers of Catan board game and enjoyed it, I have to admit this DS version is a massive disappointment.

In it's favour Catan does offer quite a bit of variety as it includes both the standard game and the Seafarers expansion pack. In addition there are a few different modes of gameplay, including a campaign and a skirmish mode for single players plus a multiplayer element. The controls mainly revolve around using the stylus and work fairly well, although all the screens are very small, especially the main map screen even when zoomed.

The bulk of the game comprises the campaign mode where you play a game against 2 or 3 AI controlled opponents in a number of different scenarios. Some of these include games where there is a shortage of a particular resource or where there are bonus points for settling on new islands etc. In theory this is a great idea and as you progress the opponents become more skillful making the games more difficult. Unfortunately in practice these scenarios are often riddled with flaws, as your opponents often flat out cheat. For example some of the scenarios have a certain town limit e.g. 4 towns but your opponents don't seem to have to obey these rules and frequently can build more than the limit allows. Also they seem to be able to break one of the most fundamental rules of Catan by building a town in the middle of nowhere with no roads connected at all. Trust me nothing is more frustrating than having a longest road to see an opponent suddenly build a town in the middle of it. It's things like this that makes playing with any form of strategy in mind a frustrating experience.

Another quite significant problem with the game is the supposedly 'random' dice rolls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fair game 14 Dec 2010
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Hmm, Settlers of Catan on the DS - it sounds too good to be true. But actually it's not bad - a fair representation of the game, a little bit fiddly, and a few times you wish you could skip sequences they make you wait for, but overall pretty good. The individual games are good, with random board set-ups and intuitive controls (no buttons, it's all stylus-based), and the campaign is tough but fair. The only thing i found a little frustrating was that the opponents ALWAYS pick one of YOUR hexes when they roll a 7, so they always rob you, not the other computer players - which is a bit biased, especially as the opponents are no slouches! I found that if you just don't ever trade with them (unless YOU need something from THEM), it slows their roll a bit!

Overall, a fair representation of Settlers on the DS which I've given 4 stars mainly because the mechanics seem to have got it right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Settlers of Catan with seafarers 24 Mar 2013
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If you love the board game, you will love this game. Not too complicated (only base game and seafarers). You can campaign and have many scenarios so you follow a kind of evolution through your campaign. I think that cities and knights goes too far as to the number of rules and is more complicated. Seafarers and base game are just perfect for everyone. My 7 year old daughter loves it too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only for fans 27 Mar 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Best portable version of Catan, I recommend to fans of the game, who does not play Catan can not enjoy this game. I love this game and this version has far more options (expansion) than the cell phone.
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