Catan Game Assistant for iPad
By Mayfair Games
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You want to learn "The Settlers of Catan" effortlessly, without having to read the game rules?
This app contains interactive instructions for the board game. It allows you to become acquainted with the rules of the board game, not to play “Catan.” If you would like to play “Catan” on your device, please look for the stand-alone “Catan” app in the store.
Then the "Catan Game Assistant" is just the right thing for you! From game setup to independent play, our innovative tutorial introduces you step by step to the game in an entertaining manner. All you need is the "Settlers of Catan" board game, 2 or 3 opponents, and this app, which one of the participating players runs on his tablet.
In the tutorial (for 3 or 4 players), you can move at your own pace through a sequential slide show featuring game related graphics, presented by our "Professor Easy." For each graphic, our friendly professor explains which actions should be performed by the player whose turn it is. Of course, you can also read the texts to your opponents.
After the game setup and a couple of turns, the tutorial ends and you have learned all game rules. And here's the best part: at this point, you and your opponents simply continue playing!
The entire game should take about 90 minutes - 45 minutes for the tutorial and another 45 minutes to finish the game. This app offers you a convenient and time-saving alternative to studying the game rules as usual!
Other Content Included in This App
Besides the introduction for 3 and 4 players, this app also includes:
-A tutorial in which Fleur, Prof.Easy's charming assistant, explains the variable game board setup to you, one step at a time. You probably don't want to settle the same island all the time.
-Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the game rules (FAQ).
-An overview of other games from the world of Catan.
-A small bonus: Dice roll generator with statistics function - shake your device (or tap the screen) to replace the dice.
What's New in Version 2.2
Updated design according to the global Catan brand relaunch.
I found the tutorial clear and helpful. Much more pleasant than reading instruction sheets. Animated play demonstration would also be welcome.
A few minor errors but generally clear and helpful!