Settlers of Catan is the the jewel in the crown of geeky board games. It's a 4-6 players game with a balanced gameplay which consists of trading resources you need to build your settlement in the recently discovered Island of Catan. The one who first reaches a certain points goal is considered the settler and wins the game.
The mobile version of Catan - developed by USM - is at the height of the original game. Rules are the same but it has two basic advantages: first, you can play against CPU in a more dynamic way (dice rolling isn't a pain as it is away from keyboard) and second, there's an online multiplayer mode so you don't need to wait until Friday's game night to play Catan with your friends. Neat, isn't?
There's more: graphics are simple yet neat and faithful to the original board game. That makes it a snap getting the hang of it for both experts and newbies. Playing against AI is way more engaging than you might expect thanks to a dynamic gameplay and fun dialogues from NPCs. It includes both Seafarers and Cities and Knights expansions (via in-app purchases). Developers keep adding new features regularly.
Online leagues or tournaments would be awesome. There's no a trial version.
by Manu , Appszoom
Jan 21, 2013