Settlers of Catan is an incredibly fun game. We play it as a family a couple of times each month. The goal is to build settlements by harvesting natural resources of wood and ore, and gathering and trading commodoties like wool, brick and wheat. The challenge is to build your settlements on the best areas on the board to increase your income in resources so that you can build more roads, cities and settlements before your opponents can. It's a little tough to learn, but once you do, you'll love playing it.