Great game, suitable for beginners that are new to board games and regular gamers alike. If you're going to play board games, then Catan (or one of its variations) should be in your collection.

This exploration game is the best! With tons of replay value, Catan presents a place ready to be conquered by any adventurous 13 year old, or a board game lover of any age. This game can be played by 3 or 4 players in 60 minutes. It makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift, and it now has refreshed graphics, board, and cards.