this is a rails app that “keeps score” for you while playing settlers of catan. this is NOT a playable game. it just keeps score.
i personally like playing catan on a real board with real players. it's annoying figuring out how many more activated knights we need (or don't need). we tried keeping track of it on paper, but with the back and forth of barbarians attacking, cities being built/destroyed, knights activating/deactivating, it wasn't very effective. it was a good excuse to build a rails app.
the original intent was to keep score for the cities and knights expansion, but expansions are completely optional.
cities and knights
fishermen of catan
play online (no installation)
git clone git://github.com/ordinaryzelig/catan-counter.git rake install ruby script/server -e production
point your browser to localhost:3000/
p.s. catan counter doesn't look too shabby on the iphone. after installing and booting up the app, point iphone's safari to the server's ip address: