Settlers of Catan The Great River Board Game

June 20, 2013 - Comment

This expansion consists of a tile with 3 hex and a river. Every single construction on the side of this river is a goldpoint. Each 3 goldpoints worth one victory point. All the other rules are the same of the usual game – except you may require more victory points to win the game. Product

This expansion consists of a tile with 3 hex and a river. Every single construction on the side of this river is a goldpoint. Each 3 goldpoints worth one victory point. All the other rules are the same of the usual game – except you may require more victory points to win the game.

Product Features

  • You need Settlers of Catan in order to use
  • 3 Tile Pieces make up the expansion
  • Adds aspect of “Gold Rush” to your Catan game

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Jeffrey L Blitstein "blitz" says:

River Tile – great but one flaw The River Tile is a nice, affordable accessory at about $5 (incl. shipping), and does add a new dimension to the Settlers of Catan. The River Tile adds 1/3 Point on each road, settlement, and city built along the 3-hex River Tile, so you need 3 of any kind to reward you with a point towards winning the game. However, the rules suggest playing to 12 points, rather the normal 10, to make the game run about the same duration. I’m not sure we’d use the River Tile every time, but it does makes things interesting when used every so often.One drawback (which I have not seen mentioned by anyone else leaving reviews): the River Tile is slighly undersized, roughly 1/8″, relative to the other Settlers tiles – I bought the 4th and latest Version of Settlers in April 2009 (box dated 2007) from Amazon, and the tile from a Amazon seller about 2 weeks later. They should be compatible, but aren’t quite. It’s not just the way the cardboard is cut – the printed graphics of the tile are just…

Shane Windham "Shane Windham, author" says:

Great? No. Good? Meh. Aside from making the game take a little longer to get going, this didn’t really bring much to the table. You can’t immediately build on the 3 new tiles. This, in essence, makes the beginning board function as though there are 3 desert tiles instead of just the 1, which limits initial play spaces and also makes certain resources more scarce. This can be a good and a bad thing. Bad for obvious reasons. Good because there’s generally a player that takes off at a running start and looks like the clear winner in most rounds of Catan. This levels the playing field a bit in the beginning. There are bonus points to be won for playing on the new tiles later in the game. But, again, this didn’t add much depth or change the overall strategy, the way (for instance) the excellent and cheap Fishermen of Catan expansion does. Two more things that irked me about this expansion were the facts that the addition of the 3 new tiles makes for a board that doesn’t fit together as snuggly as the original…

Dadinator says:

Worth the price For $3, you can’t get any better than this. It adds a different dimension to the game without changing the basics. The only knock on the item is that it didn’t fit precisely within the rest of my set, but if that’s my biggest problem of the day I should be happy. 1st get this one, then get the fisherman mini expansion.

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