So relatable 😂
By - appleapplespple
Catan Expansion - Homewreckers
That’s just Monopoly -any edition
I never knew Tony Soprano played Catan
Anyone who's played long enough has witnessed this exact 'discussion'
Yeah and “long enough” is 2 games
Just bought a new set to play with my sister and my parents. We’ve played two full games so far and had this conversation twice already hahaha
2 games? You're not playing the game right if this isn't a conversation every game
Ugh, it kills me when someone at the table goes: “uh, what is the barb strength; do we have enough knights?”.
It’s not that hard Jon, count the fricken cities...
Nobody tell them about Munchkin.
Yes. "IM LEVEL 2, AND HE IS LEVEL 9, WHY ARE YOU ADDING THAT LEVEL 20 MONSTER ON ME!!!" lol
I’ve had this exact argument before lmao. He’s definitely in the right though, the only thing putting the robber there does help the leader win.
There is a greater game being played here.
Not entirely true. It could have helped her to get the win. She built a settlement with the card she took. Just because someones in the lead doesnt mean its the most beneficial move.
Definitely been in this situation many times.
I need brick. You just got brick last turn (if I rolled a 7) or maybe even this turn (if I played a knight). You're holding 2 cards and I know they're both brick. But you're in last place.
The guy in first place. I don't think he's holding any brick. And I think my best chance to catch the person in #1 is by building this road or settlement that I need a brick for.
So the best move here is to try to get that brick I need by putting the robber on the last place person. I'm guaranteed the brick that's going to help me catch up and overtake the person in first.
Also if the first place person has a stack of development cards, pretty sure they're going to put the robber right back on me on their next turn, so putting the robber on them won't actually do much to hinder them and would probably put me in a worse position.
While I hate being picked on when I'm in last place, there's definitely reasons to put the robber on the last place person, and have definitely had a few arguments because of it, just like this family lol.
I definitely agree that there is a situation where stealing is the better move, but I think it’s extremely limited.
Unless you’re going for the win on that turn, the name of the game isn’t building your own points, but trying to delay first place (especially if they’re at 9).
Very rarely does building your own settlement help achieve that goal. The only cases where I can think of that really make a difference are breaking longest road or blocking a settlement spot, neither of which were accomplished by the mom’s settlement.
Also in those cases where you know someone has something you need to interfere with first place, you generally can extort them to give you favorable trades in order to extend the game. E.g “I can take longest road from him if you can help me build an extra road.” Even if this catapults you into first place, it can be a viable strategy for people to give you the trade if it gives them more time to try to win for themselves.
Unless you’re in a tournament where VPs matter even when you lose, it doesn’t matter how many VPs you have or can get if you don’t stop someone else from winning the game.
TL;DR: I think the mom inted this game.
Ha, see, I guess we'd be the people arguing about it!
While I'll admit, the majority of the time, putting it on #1 is the best move, I don't think going the opposite route is as rare as you make it sound. Especially mid game, which this looks like it is. Maybe 70/30 or 80/20 you go for #1.
In this situation specifically, score looks like it's 7/5/2, but that 7 isn't strong because 4 of those points can easily be taken away. Victory still looks like a ways away for the dude with 7. Still needs some combo of 3 cities, settlements, or VP cards.
Real Estate is the most important part of the game, not going to get the production to do things to get points without it. It looks like the settlement she placed went on an 8 with a harbor, that could be huge (especially if it's a wood harbor since she has triple production on wood).
You can try to slow #1 down, or you can try to catch up. Don't think either is the wrong strategy here mid game.
If this was late game and #1 had 9 instead of 7 though, then it's a different story and then I would definitely say she should have gone after #1.
No question though, it SUCKS to be in last and have this happen. I'd be pissed too.
Fair, it’s definitely hard to judge without more context. We don’t know what the odds are on the steal, don’t know the dev card situation, etc.
Assuming blue is a terrible target to steal (no cards, or only garbage) I think in this case I would’ve blocked blues best tile that still allowed me to steal from orange, so probably the 10 wheat.
This is correct. I hate playing with people who don't understand this. You must slow down the leader at all costs unless you're resigned to losing and are just going for more VPs
> unless you're resigned to losing and are just going for more VPs
My comment is literally saying that this is inting.
Slowing down leader only really comes into play around 7 VPs IMO. Longest road inflates VPs a bit, since it doesn't give production and is usually relatively easy to retake. E.g. I'd rather block someone with 8 points of cities than 6 points of cities+settles with longest road.
This is my entire family! We are cutthroat
Stop cussing and yelling at her, asshole.
Damn, cant ever take base catan... he wouldnt like cities and knights.
I can't tell if he's genuinely mad or it's an act. The lady seems genuinely distressed at his tantrum but maybe she's just a good actor. The funny thing is other then this egregious robber decision red is in just as good a spot to win as blue is and all orange is good for is stealing the road away from blue.
It's a bad decision obviously but his game is absolutely awful and he's babbling on about how nobody else understands the strategy.
This doesn't look enjoyable at all for anybody at that table
East coast families, right?
its a jersey thing, ya muff cabbage!
Yeah this made me uncomfortable.
Pretty sure the guy filming was enjoy it.
Agreed. That's just sad.
It's also completely toxic. They aren't on a team. He can tell her why the other play would be better but if she doesn't want to listen she doesn't have to. She's an individual player. Maybe she has some brilliant plan. Or maybe she doesn't give a shit and is just trying to play game night with the family. It made me sad too. If it was everyone try harding and she was trolling him then it would be funny
She looks so fucking exhausted. She might only be playing the game because they needed a third person and now this dude, maybe her own husband, is cussing and yelling at her. This video makes me sad.
Disagree. If she’s just going to troll or intentionally play suboptimally, it’s completely fine for the dad to refuse to play with them.
If you were racing your friends, but one guy thinks it’s fun to run in your lane, would you want to race with him again?
Of course if everyone is just joking around, then it’s fine. But if you’re just going to joke around, why play a game with an actual goal where others are trying to win?
That said, the dad probably doesn’t need to yell.
Shit, this is very relatable. My friends and I have tried to reduce our amount of toxicity when it comes to situations like this. If one of us started yelling like this it would probably be the end of the game.
I feel this in my soul!!!
Someone literally says this every time we play (which is at least 2-3 times per week). Yet here I am, scouring the Catan sub ready to be hurt again.
Damn. This brings back memories.
I can soo relate
This one hits too close to home. I love it!
Link to the TikTok video (not mine) - I knew this sub would appreciate this lol it deserves way more views and likes! —>https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJ38kUVc/
This was AMAZING
Reminds me of my dad getting mad at my brother and me, calling us straight up commies for working together to break his road
This is the family I want to have. And hence I have bought the game to hopefully get some of this. Being nice can get boring!
Yooooooo this literally happened to me before but it was my homies not my parents
Holy crap. We've watched and laughed at this video over and over again. Thank you for sharing!
My wife and my in-laws have played almost every night during covid. We've had these exact same arguments!
This is 100% me
More videos like this!!
His anger is justified!! Total BS! Can’t let this type of careless play stand.
Relationship goals 😍
This is the way the game should be played; emotions run high!
Wow, this guy is an abusive, asshole with serious anger issues.
Cofi kmico ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I can understand this frustration, me who has somehow earned the discrace of RNG gods.
That's why I don't like playing Catan with noobs. The wife is clearly not listening to reason and it makes the game totally random. I can totally understand her husband, games are not fun if one person doesn't play reasonable.