If you're not a fan of the Settlers of Catan board game, then you might not understand the intense love I have for the iPhone version, simply called Catan. Or you might, as I've managed to convert a few of my non-Catan-loving fans into believers in game as well.
Your goal in this game is to become the Lord of Catan by slowly taking over the island by building roads, settlements, and cities. You can do so with four building materials (wood, brick, wheat, and ore) which you can either get by rolling the dice or by trading. There's an element of luck, but, like any decent strategy game, you also need plenty of skill.
The iPhone version is not quite as enjoyable as the real-life board game, but it makes for a suitable substitute during those long train commutes.
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July 13, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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