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Settlers of Catan
Do you like board games? I sure do. And my favorite of all time is Settlers of Catan. It’s a German board game that has taken the world by storm. The overall premise of the game is that each player is a settler (or pioneer) and in order to expand your settlement, you must obtain different resources on the board. Catan is a game of strategy in that you must plan your expansion across the board, while at the same time anticipating your opponents’ moves. The standard game is quite easy to learn.
Recently I’ve introduced this game to friends and family. It’s been an instant success! So I’ve bought to more editions that allow for more players and add more variables to the game. One edition is called Cities and Knights. The other is called Seafarers. When these two sets are combined with the original, the game becomes enormous. A single game between just three people can last as long as three hours, particularly if each player has a bit of experience.
Catan is a game appropriate for anybody ages 8 – 80. Although it may seem simple at first, it’s actually quite involved and requires a bit of cutthroat maneuvering to win the game!