Posts Tagged 'Settlers of Catan'

Catan Strikes Back…Return of Catan

Hi folks, it’s Micah. A while back, Lisa wrote about this fun game we like to play called Settlers of Catan.

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It’s basically a game of strategy, sort of like SimCity for multiple players. Some may say this looks a little “nerdy”, but once you start playing you’ll get hooked. A couple weeks ago we took the game with us to Vancouver, Canadia and sucked in more people (Pat and Nelson especially).

Well…to keep the game fresh, we’ve added 2 more ways to play the game. The first variation we have is the xbox live version of Catan.

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OK…I’m mainly the one playing this version on xbox…but you can play friends online instead of having to congregate at someone’s house. Online you’ll often find the likes of Mike “the hoarder” Mizuno, “Sly” Rory Siedler, and Jessica “cut throat” Kim.

The other addition we just got today is Catan: Traders and Barbarians.

settlers_of_catan_traders_barbariansSupposedly this add on enhances the trading aspect of the game. We haven’t opened it yet, so we’ll have to wait for more players to come and join the new adventure.

My guess is we’ll be seeing Naomi/Vann or Jessica/Rory soon…

The Catan continues…

I wrote earlier in my “Cool things of 2010” post about our love of the game Settlers of Catan. 

Well, that love grows with our newest addition.

It’s one of the gazillion expansion packs available: Seafarers. 

Unfortunately, we haven’t had a chance to try it out yet – we need at least three players.  Hello…anyone?

Cool things of 2010 – No. 14

#14. Settlers of Catan

We were recently introduced to this board game…and are hooked!  And attempting to get others hooked as well. 

Yes, it has a totally nerdy name.  And the box even looks nerdy.

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Right? Super nerdsville looking. 

But this board game is super fun and available in 30 languages…which makes us late to the game (haha…pun intended) – it’s been around since 1995 (but only in Europe).  It’s incredibly popular, easy to play, and well…fun.  Apparently the Washington Post called Settlers of Catan “the board game of our time.”  Whoa.   

It’s so popular, that there are TONS of expansion packs you can buy that can spice up the original gameplay.

Read more about its history here.

Watch out Scrabble…you’ve got some competition for my game-playing attention. Smile


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