I really like to develop an economy with five main resources while expanding my villages and cities across different climates while trying build an army so that I can fend off robbers; all of this while rolling dice and holding cards in my hand so that I can trade with opponents.
Settlers of Catan is a great game. Each round may have taken us five minutes and the one game lasted nearly 3 hours but it was so much to have a little competition between friends. Just to clarify, if you aren’t putting tension on your relationship, then you aren’t playing the game right.
By the end of this game, we were all still friends enough to help each other put the game away — although the set-up and pick-up seem to take almost as long as the actual game. Nevertheless, it made me happy 🙂