- Settling Into Catan.
- Don’t Play Resources, Play the Odds.
- Balance Longest Road with Additional More Resources.
- Respect the Development Cards.
- Monopolize and Conquer.
- Trade Big or Trade with the Bank.
- Plan Ahead for Your Last Two to Three Points.
Is there strategy in Catan?
Let’s start by talking about some of the overall strategies you can take in Catan. The first strategy is the “Balanced Approach”. In this strategy you are simply trying to diversify your resources as much as possible by placing your settlements on a wide variety of resources, with a variety of different numbers.
Is Catan luck or strategy?
Younger Americans, who are more familiar with Settlers of Catan, categorize it as skill-based (26%) over luck-dependent (11%). Skill aside, the cards don’t always play in your favor, and not every game is fair: some people admit to cheating.
What are the best numbers for Catan?
The means that building settlements and cities on 6s and 8s (red chits with 5 dots) have the highest probability of success when rolling while building on a 2 and 12 have the lowest. It is generally wise to build settlements on an intersection with a combination of high probability numbers.