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 2.1
- Updated for iOS 7
- Various smaller tweaks and optimizations
Great crash course!
This is the fastest and easiest way to learn the basics. It's a mock game, as in "Pretend blue just rolled a 6. He is now able to build a..." Way better than referencing the booklet after every action. My husband and I played once with friends a year ago and didn't remember much, so I think it's a great tool especially if you don't have an experienced player around. We've joked about making our friends do the tutorial on their own before we play rather than trying to explain it ourselves.
Perfect for beginners!!
I have friends who play Catan and whenever they're all gathered around a table playing, I never know what's happening. I don't wanna ask because I wouldn't want to bother them with explaining to me how it works while they're playing. I'm sure they just want to get on with playing so this app is perfect! It explains the rules while you play, which is the best way to learn in my opinion. Definitely going to keep this in my Games folder!
Best way to learn how to play!!
I got this game for Christmas and to be honest I thought it would be lame to play with a bunch of other early 20 year olds so i tried to give it a chance and learn how to play by myself. It was great!! Now I can't wait to play with friends! This is a way better outlet to learn then the book. So easy to understand and play! Definitely recommend (: