Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Throughout thousands of Catan games that we have played or been the banker of, over 99% of them have their layouts randomly generated. However, on some very rare occasions, we applied our custom boards to chill out as games using those do not add up to the numbers in our ranking system. Check out the layout below.
This board mainly focuses on 03 aspects:
The start-with-every-resource strategy is completely nullified. As you can see, there is no way to get all 05 resources with 02 starting settlements.
Number distribution is based on the importance of resources while following the alphabetical spiral rule.
There is no overly reliable port to be picked using your starting settlements. Moreover, specific 2:1 ports are kept far away from their according resources.
Where would you place your first settlement in this awkwardly set up board? To my favourtie, I will pick 3-8-10 to ruin both 3-4-8 and 5-8-10, then point my road leftward. My group of friends and I have had quite a lot of fun experiencing this setup. Hope you will, too. Thank you for reading.