Today I am sharing with you the last board game review from the Blogger Board Game Club. It has been a great 12 months reviewing these fab games and I am really excited to say that I have been picked as one of the bloggers for 2018/2019 club!! So you will be seeing a lot game reviews to come.
The last game from this years club is Catan.
I had never heard of this game before, but Catan seemed to be quite a popular one with board game fans. It looked a bit daunting at first as the rules was a big booklet and it seemed very confusing. Most of the rules I read as we played along. But once your playing the game it’s really easy to get into and we picked up the rules very quickly.
The aim of the game is to be the first person to get 10 victory points. You do this by placing settlements and cities on the map and can also get extra points with knight cards or for having the longest road.
I won’t go into all the rules of Catan, but once you know them it’s really and easy game to play. I played this with my two youngest aged 7 & 8 and they really enjoyed it and found it easy to play.
The game is supposed to be for 3-4 players, but Caitlin did go half way through as one f her friends came to play. So me and Aaron played by ourselves and it seemed to work out just fine. Game play takes around an hour, so great for passing some time on when the kids are board.
Has you can see from the photo above, blue won, (which was me!) with 2 settlements (worth 1 victory point each) and 4 cities (worth 2 victory points each). Aaron who played as orange got 3 points on the board, but also had a special card worth 1 victory point and has he made the longest road, got 2 extra points. So he finished with 6 points.
Here are all the other games we received to play and review from the Board Game Club:
- Cortex Challenge
- Ticket to Ride : Europe
- Exploding Kittens
- Cobra Paw
Have you played any of these games before? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comment section below.
I received this game as part of being a Board Game Club blogger. All opinions are mine