If you have played the PC/Mac game“ CATAN – Cities & Knights”or the latest release, the“ CATAN – Creator's Edition,”you have met theHelpers of CATANas computer opponents: good-naturedMarianne,conceitedSean,or brazen pirateJean.Perhaps you have chafed at some of the helpers, because the computer opponents are quite strong and sometimes give even seasoned Catan players a hard time settling.
In the new, small expansion “ CATAN Scenarios – Helpers of CATAN,” Marianne, Sean & Co. are no longer your opponents but help and support you and the other players while playing“ CATAN”sitting around the table. With the helpers the base game becomes even more diverse.
For example,Candamirmakes it easier for you to buy development cards,Louisallows you to move a road, andLinsends the robber back to the desert. Adepts say that this small expansion adds a touch of“Cities & Knights”to the CATAN base game but doesn't make it more complex.