- 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.
What is the best start in Catan?
Go For Wheat/Grain.
Wheat/Grain (whatever you want to call it) is the most valuable resource in Settlers of Catan. Believe it or not, Catan is not a balanced game when it comes down the resources. Instead, grain has the best resource to point ratio.
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.
Is there a Catan strategy?
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.