by Kelly S., March 15, 2013 11:57 AM
Of all the expansions, this is by far my favorite. Catan has fluorished and now, knights are required to defend the settlers against the barbarians. In this expansion, the settlers vie for dominance through a combination of: the building of settlements, cities, and metropolises; the trading of commodities and development cards; and the all-too-familiar longest road and largest army. The first player to 13 points claims victory. If you quickly build cities (be sure to defend them with knights!), use development cards strategically, and are the first to a metropolis, you'll find yourself on the winning end of this game! This expansion really adds an additional layer of fun to the original game, and I've spent countless fun-filled (and ego-bruising) board-game nights defending Catan from the barbarians!