Catan Scenarios: Frenemies of Catan

Catan Scenarios: Frenemies of Catan

Catan Scenarios: Frenemies of Catan Hark, friend! Let us… help… each other. We live in a time of altruism on Catan. We give away resources to help lagging players. We move the robber to isolated locations to ensure the safety of our fellows. We even go out of our way to connect our roads with our neighbors’ networks. Has everyone gone nuts?Ah! Thanks to their beneficence, Catan’s guilds reward such noble-minded behavior by handing out “Favor Tokens” (FTs). Each guild helps us in different ways: granting us roads, development cards, random resources, preferential trades, or evenVictory Points.Everyone is just in it for themselves. There is an ulterior motive for everything. In fact, sometimes you can “help a friend” while making things far worse for them.Sigh… If goodwill really exists… it’s not part of this scenario.Components 1 Guild Hall Board (with 5 Guild Halls) 8 Victory Point (VP) Markers 58 Favor Tokens (FTs)(remove the dotted FTs w/ 3 players) 8 Trader Guild FTs (Wagons) 8 Merchant Guild FTs (Ships) 8 Road Builder Guild FTs (Shovels) 17 Scholar Guild FTs (Books) 17 Master Builder Guild FTs (Compasses) Product Info Ages: 12+ Players: 3-6 Playing Time: 45-60 minutes Designer: Klaus Teuber Art: Michael Menzel Made in: USA

Trying to see how the pieces fit and re-assessing where they can go if they do not fit is a good exercise to check and re-evaluate the choices. Each piece can only come in one place, so there is no compromise and negotiation that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to continually re-evaluate his decisions and learns to be patient with the process because it is an integral part of the game.

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