Rivals for Catan leads to a masterful revision of the primary Catan concept. This game turns you over to one of the two factions creating the newly-settled Catan.
Like its predecessor, each player builds a realm of villages, roads, and cities from resources collected through rolling dice. However, contrary to standard Settlers, you can establish much more stuff from your deck of cards. It is a subtle one-on-one game of establishing and surviving on the island.
If you only have two players and like The Settlers of Catan adventure, Rivals for Catan is a perfect alternative.