Monday, November 16, 2009

Settlers of Catan

If you enjoy board games, you should check out Settlers of Catan. My friend Pete introduced me to it about 2 years ago and we've been playing ever since. Matter of fact, I was at his excellent "cabin" (ahem, nicer than my house...) over the weekend with some college brosephs and we probably put in about 16 hours of game time. Settlers is highly addictive and a great way to spend a stormy weekend inside.

Settlers was created by German game god, Klaus Teuber and is really catching on in the U.S. It's close to selling a million units in the states. During the game, players try to become the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. Dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. In each turn you collect resources to build up civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game. It sounds lame, but it's a pile of awesomeness! I highly recommend it.

Wired Magazine had a great write up on it last spring.... Check it out.

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