Catan Studio

$38 (German version is significantly cheaper)


Moderate to low

Geography, studying of colonization


Small, perhaps with designated roles within the team

30 minutes

10 minutes (but explain BEFORE setup, as setup is a definite time for strategic decisions by players)

widely variable, generally between 30-120 minutes

Great game, relationship between resources and communities, also involves probability/odds in determination of resources. Instead of Catan, could easily call the game Settlers of Jamestown for a US History class for example.