Catan: 25th Anniversary Edition
60m - 120m
2 - 5 Players
Dice rolling in a game can be used for many things, randomness being the most obvious. Dice can also be used as counters. The dice themselves can be unique and different sizes, shapes and colors to represent different things.
Play occurs upon a modular board that is composed of multiple pieces, often tiles or cards. In many games, board placement is randomized, leading to different possibilities for strategy and exploration.Some games in this category have multiple boards which are not used simultaneously, preserving table space. Unused boards remain out of play until they are required.
I actually have something that is called a Deluxe Box, an Indigo exclusive. It is very similar, as all the same expansions, which are the 5-6 player expansion and the helpers, and online game code are included, and there are two card trays, but the only differences are that the wooden meeples are basically the regular ones, and there are no sleeves included. I got it for 40% off, which would make it the same price as the regular one, so I thought it was a good deal. There are two misprinted border pieces, but at least the replacements are already in the box. As for the game itself, I have only played the regular version, which is a classic at this point, so I would like to see how the expansions play. 7/10
I personally love Catan but often find it difficult to get onto the table. A great staple game for any collection as it is simple to understand but offers enough complexity to stay interesting. The 25th anniversary edition printing is a direct upgrade from the original although my copy has some really poor printing (skewed prints and overall poor quality punchboards leading to a couple of small tears on pieces)
Solely to have the base and 5/6 player expansion in a single custom box. The "fancy" bits are also nice but not necessary.