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Rex Dart
United States
Virginia
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9
Sep 2014
Makes the original game more balanced, providing some options for players who are behind to stay in the game.
2014-09-09
Jamie Titus
Canada
Fredericton
NB
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9
Jul 2015
A necessary minor expansion. The helpers add a small but desperately needed level of options to Catan. They are a part of every game of catan we play.
2015-07-11
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Alfred Dorda
Germany
Schwandorf
Bayern
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8
Jun 2015
Erweiterung
2015-06-17
Owned
Michael Young
United States
Middleburg
Florida
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8
Nov 2013
Great add on, it randomizes the game enough to be on your toes.

TRADED! For Rampage
2014-01-11
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Joe Canuck
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8
May 2014
A relatively inexpensive set of cards that speed up play by allowing you to do an action like take a resource when you wouldn't by a roll, avoid the effect of a seven, move a road, etc. — but you can do them a maximum of twice before having to switch, so it keeps the game competitive all around.

PLUS: game pace, even bonuses
MINUS: thick cardboard that has to be punched out - doesn't fit in the box all that well
2013-12-28
Owned
Sam
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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8
Oct 2013
Some cards are more useful than another ones, but they help us to speed up the game a lot.

Fun fun fun!
2013-10-22
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Andreas Licht
Germany
Jena
Thüringen
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8
Jan 2014
Good addition to settlers. Accelerates the game and gives you more options during your turn.
2014-03-16
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kleber barbosa
Brazil
olinda
pernambuco
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8
Jul 2015
Gives balance between players as the problem of bad luck in the dices is decreased.
2014-12-30
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Shera
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8
Oct 2014
Less luck needed = good.
2014-10-24
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Ultra Magnus
United States
Granville
OH - Ohio
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8
Jan 2015
A great small addition to Catan. The base game can get dry after a while and this spices thing up a bit.
2015-01-30
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Ian Moor
United Kingdom
Bradford
West Yorkshire
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8
Jul 2015
Another easy to incorporate add-on, that fits in with any Catan setup. If used well can aid players quickly and effectively.
2015-07-30
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J G
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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7.8
Dec 2014
Really helps in introducing new players to the Settlers of Catan series. It has a tendency to make the game easier for beginners without reducing the strategy for the experienced players of Settlers of Catan (which most experienced players like).
2014-06-15
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A. Vierikko
Finland
Turku
Varsinais-Suomi
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7.5
Feb 2015
Fun little addition to the base game. Nothing major, though I think it opens the game up nicely in small ways. It's nice to have a feeling of being able to at least get something done with these, if you get weak rolls on the dice.
2015-02-17
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chris thatcher
United Kingdom
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7
Jan 2014
Really like the ways these change the game. Think i will always use these.
2013-12-28
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Eric Gilson
United States
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7
Apr 2014
Nice little mini-expansion for Settlers of Catan. It adds some extra options for those who want a slightly more complex game but aren't ready for Cities and Knights. I find it actually speeds up play because it just gives extra options and adds very few ways to harm other players.
2014-04-09
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Tristan Bell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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7
Sep 2014
Nice addition to Catan, especially if just using the basic game, but can favour particular styles of play
2014-09-08
Jason
United States
Granger
Indiana
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7
Sep 2014
Adds a new element to the game, and can speed up gameplay (for experienced players). The Helpers have the same abilities as the Enterprise crew members in the Star Trek Catan variant.
2014-09-29
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Steve
United States
Minnesota
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7
Aug 2015
Cards help evens out some of the rough spots with Catan (reduce the impact of luck and makes it easier for player to make a comeback). Helpers are mostly cards found in Cities and Knights so they can be a bit pricey for what you get.
2015-08-24
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Thomas DeSantis
United States
New York
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6.4
Jun 2014
Played with Fog Island. Added some interesting options during gameplay.
2014-06-24
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Elvish Scout
United States
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6
Jan 2014
It does exactly what the title says, it helps you along. The different characters will alter your strategy slightly but mostly help you when you are in a bind and speeds the game along. Compliments the game for those that get frustrated about the game hitting its dragging on point.
2014-01-20
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Kevin Emmons
United States
Holly
MI
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6
Oct 2014
Personal Library
2014-10-10
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Igor Kostrov
Russia
Cherepovets
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Apr 2015
the worst game i ever played
2015-04-20
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Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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(3-6) - 90 Min. - zum Basteln
2010-11-05
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Aingeru Malkav
Spain
Basauri
Bizkaia
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2011-02-25
Arno van der Kwast
Netherlands
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2011-06-05
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Arno van der Kwast
Netherlands
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Paper version: Catan-News 2010
2011-06-05
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Jens Marquardt
Germany
Braunschweig
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Nana korobi, ya oki. - 七転び、八起き。
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2012-10-29
David Short
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Like to have.
2013-08-29
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J T
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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A copy of this, picked up cheap, upgrades your Catan to the same rules as Star Trek Catan.
2014-04-23
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Michael Ward
United States
Fort Worth
Texas
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10/20/14 Obtained.
2014-10-23
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Stephen Eckman
United States
Oviedo
Florida
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Print & Play
2015-08-14
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Chris Hawks
United States
Apple Valley
Minnesota
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Purchased with 2013 Christmas money from Tara.
2014-03-02
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Jason S
Canada
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great mini expansion. speed up the 5-6p game for Catan
2013-10-28
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vorname nachname
Germany
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3-6 Spieler
2014-02-16
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Mike Sirois
Canada
Gatineau
Quebec
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English copy. New. For trade.
2014-01-18
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For Trade
Neil J.
United States
Castle Rock
Colorado
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Impulse buy from the game store. Apparently it only integrates with the base game and Seafarers expansion, so I probably won't be trying it soon.
2015-04-26
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Dwayne Knowles
Australia
Pennant Hills
NSW
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Carlie
2014-02-25
Gabriel Forster
United States
South Lyon
Michigan
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Not sure I would play Settlers without this. It really helps mitigate the "bad luck" feeling.
2014-07-09
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Rocke Serrano
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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A great addition to break some rules in game with limited powers such as force trades or unaffected by robbers. A must in my eyes. First introduced in Star Trek Catan.
2014-12-09
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Robert Moore
United States
Salem
Oregon
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Trade with base only.
2014-06-23
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Andrew Gilbert
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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$5.60 - Advent
2014-07-07
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Ahmad Lokman Ishak
Malaysia
JERTEH
TERENGGANU
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Keep at Khairul's/Pravin's House
2014-09-05
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Matthew Hughey
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Print and Play Version
2014-07-25
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William Read
Canada
Ottawa
ON
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Expansion
Not yet played
2014-08-11
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Michael Lamoureux
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(V)
2014-12-28
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John Mellby
United States
Plano
Texas
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Not Played
2014-09-11
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Daniel Lee
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I don't play Vanilla Catan anymore. This is one of the necessarily important mini expansions that fix the base game somewhat.
2015-02-15
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Chris Talmadge
United States
Clinton
CT
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unplayed

expansion
2014-10-06
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Tom Veal
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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Settlement
2014-10-09
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Steve wright
United Kingdom
BIRCHINGTON
Kent
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Essen 2014
2014-10-21
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