If you're lacking in friends who are into board games and need a computerized version of one of the classics, then this take on the famous Settlers of Catan is exactly what you need to make your life complete. It's pretty much a straight up take on the original but for those without access to real human opponents or the actual board game, it makes for a very entertaining time. The basic idea here is that each player takes the role of a settler in the undeveloped land that is Catan. In order to develop it, you need to build roads, towns and cities and then start harvesting the goods that are produced, while you can also trade with other players in order to get things rolling along. Your overall goal is to achieve a set amount of victory points and these are awarded by completing certain actions, like having the longest road, the largest army and so on. The whole thing is played out on a randomly generated board, meaning that the possibilities for strategy are endless as you never know what the game will throw at you. Although this is very much identical to the original board game, it's been translated extremely well and remains true to the experience. The mechanics are the same as ever, but it's this endless range of tactics and options that make the game so enduringly popular. Perhaps a little more could have been done to spice things up for the computerized version, but like other adaptations of classic board games such as Monopoly and Game of Life, this one works simply because it does exactly what you need it to. Good stuff!