Myself, like many others, played Catan in its early stages and fell in love with it from day 1. Catan is a game of expansion, planning, and resource management that is simple enough for just about anyone to learn. I would easily recommend anyone to play Catan, but just be careful with the tiles. While not the case of all copies, mine frayed at the edges early and had an issue with the paper peeling. Was still worth every penny regardless.