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Old 06-09-09, 09:39 PM
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Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

I have a spouse free weekend and I have been interested in dipping my toes into one of these games, which would be a better start?
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

If you want to play online, Catan is your best bet. Carcassonne online is mostly dead, at least when I try.

Catan is a deeper game, so it is probably a better choice from a single-player aspect also.
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

Catan - I play that bitch all the time.

Side note - Tsar....I think I saw you in Beaverton, is your workplace out there?
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

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Catan - I play that bitch all the time.

Side note - Tsar....I think I saw you in Beaverton, is your workplace out there?
Across the street from KPTV studios.
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

I have both, I play Catan 10x more than Carcassonne. Carcassone is OK but I'm not the biggest fan. In fact, I'd forget Carcassone and get TICKET TO RIDE instead. A much superior game (and tons more fun to boot).
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

See, I haven't played Ticket to Ride in ages...pretty much since I bought the europe expansion pack. Is there still a good amount of players online for that?
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

I own Carcassone, Catan and Ticket to Ride, and I probably play them in order:

1) Carcassone
2) Ticket to Ride
3) Catan.

I haven't played Carcassone lately online, but I find it much more enjoyable online than Catan. Catan requires a lot of interaction and trading, and if you're playing with friends it's a great experience, but when I've played with Randoms it's excruciatingly painful.

I don't know how the online community is for Carcassone recently, I played like 75 days worth of it from launch through the first month or so it after it was free, but I thought it was very enjoyable.

Also, Carcassone has local multiplayer if that matters to you.

Ticket to Ride is a great game, but it had almost 0 community from the start. I had trouble getting into games a week or so after it came out.
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

If, however, you are ever going to try to get your wife to play then Carcassonne is the best choice. It is far more newbie friendly and you can play 2 players on the same console/same tv.
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

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See, I haven't played Ticket to Ride in ages...pretty much since I bought the europe expansion pack. Is there still a good amount of players online for that?
Nope, it is very dead.
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Re: Carcassonne or Catan? xbox live arcade

So, I expect I will play solo to begin with, I always seem to end up with rank-whores when I attempt an online game, I haven't had the best experiences with random strangers.

Which of these is best suited to solo play?

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