There are plenty of Settlers reviews online. It's a well-known, much-loved game. In fact, it's called the board game of our time here. I was only introduced to it a few years back by my good buddy and fellow Karis Church elder, Rob Gaskin. There is a reason why it's a classic. It has excellent game mechanics. But the best part of Settlers is the player interaction. Last Christmas, I got the 15th Anniversary Edition as a gift. I'm a bit perfectionistic and obsessive. I also appreciate quality produced games. The regular version of the game, in my opinion, is terrible. Trying to get those hexes to stay flat and connected about drove this OCD boy crazy. The anniversary edition has hexes made out of wood. Sure, it's particle board, but it's still thick. It beats cardboard. The wood settlements, roads, and inns are a bit larger and are of better quality. The cards are smaller, about "Ticket to Ride"-sized (if that means anything to you). The hexes, though, are what make the game. Yes, it's pricey. But if you love the game, it's certainly worth it.