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Tabletop Thursday - Star Trek Catan

This episode of Tabletop came out a week ago, but I was busy keeping track of events going on during San Diego Comic-Con so am just now getting around to posting it. Star Trek Catan plays just like Settlers of Catan, except there are Trek character cards which give players special limited use abilities during the game. [youtube=http://youtu.be/O7_Yd3_M8iQ width="400" height="300"]

I own this game, but have not played it yet. So many games, not enough time! Overall this episode didn't seem as fun or as easy to explain as Settlers of Catan. Honestly I felt like the recap using video from the Settlers episode made things a bit more confusing, and I don't feel like the character cards were explained well at all.

Also, I hate to say this, but the table dynamic didn't seem as entertaining as all of the other episodes this season. I felt like this episode, more than any of the others, focused on Wil trying to be humorous while the rest of the table watched him do his thing. I also felt like the cut scenes where gameplay was fast-forwarded gave the impression the game takes a REALLY LONG time to play.

Still, that doesn't discourage me from wanting to try the game out. I'm looking forward to dipping into it in the near future!

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