Overall, this is a great game and it is no wonder it has been around for over 40 years. There is a high replay factor and it works as well as a 2 person game as it does a 6 person game. It could even be played as a 1 person game where you time yourself at how long it takes to get all of the sets. And as we discussed, it is one of the best games for travel. That type of versatility in a game is awesome! Pick up a set now and start playing!
Catan Junior is the simplified version of Settlers of Catan, the international hit game. The Junior version removes some of the more involved game mechanics like trading resources with other players. Without that key part of the game this version is much easier for kids to play but it does lose some of it's interest for adults. But as far as kids games go, this one is pretty much a winner. Replay factor is high, there is slight educational value (economic concepts, math), and the games are fairly quick (who has 4 hours for Monopoly).