I LOVE settlers of catan. This is the original game and it is lots of fun. Not too hard to learn, but with the handy almanac provided, the rules are always at hand. Can take around 1.5 hours to play. Prefer with 3 players, but 4 is fun too...just a little tighter for space on the board. Be careful how you set up the board, as if you do it totally random, it can result in some very poor producing areas of resources. Lots of fun--GREAT Game!