Catan Game Assistant
By Mayfair Games
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You want to learn "The Settlers of Catan" effortlessly, without having to read the game rules?
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 smartphone.
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 thought it was a good way to learn, but my wife and son thought it was slow, annoying and condescending.
Also, as the red player, it set me up for failure when it lets you play on your own. That has nothing to do with any other game after the tutorial ever. But, just sayin.
Tried playing with just reading the rules and funneled along. This was a great tutorial for us to use afterward. Cleared up all of our questions.
Easy to use
Nice layout, easy to use set up assistant. Fast set up for casual players.