Monday, September 6, 2010

Settlers of America-Review


Timberdoodle recently sent us this game to review! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited Chocolate Taffy was to try out this game! He read the entire instruction manual on-line so he would be prepared to play when the game arrived!

First impressions:

  • Very Well Made-board is sturdy, pieces are wood and extra thick cardboard. Chocolate also warned, “Keep this game away from the little ones! If they loose any pieces we won’t be able to play!”

  • Mr. Taffy said, “It’s like Civilization, only in a board game!”


It took them a little while to get a grasp of the complicated directions. I think a good 45 minutes was used to explain and teach the “in’s and out’s” of the rules.


But they got it and the playing began! The box is truthful in that it does take 2+ hours to play. A few of mine were getting a little antsy towards the end.

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Mr. Taffy got the “strategy” of the game first and WON in the end!


A few comments from the players:

“That was complicated but really fun!”

“The game needed an antagonist—other than the outlaw, to make it more exciting.”

As a family, we feel this game is a bit too expensive. We couldn’t really justify it as a part of “history” from an education sense because they didn’t learn any history from it, just strategy and problem solving. And, everyone felt very strongly that for the price ($44.95), there should be extra pieces included in case of accidental loss.

They will definitely play the game again though and did really enjoy it! If you are interested in learning more about this family game you can go here and even see a little movie about it!


Mrs. Taffy

Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Settlers of America in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good! We are huge Catan games fans in our family. I confess I'm a bit jealous. hehe


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