James Grasso of Recess in North Olmstead, Ohio shares his thoughts on one big improvement Catan could use in order to help sales (see "Asmodee NA Gets 'Catan'").

In my opinion as a retailer selling Catan, since I first had it on my shelf in German in the 1990s, the single most needed improvement Catan needs to help sell it better and reach more people is combining the 5-6 play extensions into the main box and expansion boxes eliminating the extensions completely.  Presently it is ridiculously difficult to explain to new customers what they need.  Until this change is made I do not believe it will matter at all who 'controls' the Catan license.

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