The Settlers of Catan
The game that started it all! Discovery, Settlement, Trade!
The Settlers of Catan is the most successful board game of its generation, with 15 million games sold, and growing in popularity each year. Players colonize an island, building roads, settlements and cities to take advantage of the resources to be found nearby. Negotiating with other player to trade for what you need is critical to victory. Will you be the most successful Settler of Catan?
This game can be taught easily, and the rules (roll dice, then trade and build) are easy to understand. New players, especially those unfamiliar with social games, will be fascinated by the trading and the activity that occurs throughout other players' turns.