bagronken's Catan HD (iPad) review

More bored than board

Not settling for this 

Not having played the board game I can't say if this is a good version or not, but since the rules aren't that complicated and the game play really doesn't offer much tactics, I don't think it's an unfair representation. While the real life game surely gives you more joy while playing with friends, this is quite an unexciting game. The main mechanic uses too much luck to allow proper strategy, and the graphics of the iPad version is bland and the pacing is annoying, providing too many pop ups. I demand more when it comes to strategy board games. 
 

Pros & Cons 

+ Board game charm
- Luck plays too great a role
- Not much room for different tactics 
- Dull experience
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