Klaus Teuber is a name that’s probably not immediately recognizable to you but might ring a bell in the back of your mind because as the inventor of Settlers of Catan, his name graces every box. Surprisingly, board game design was originally Klaus’ hobby, but after selling 25 mil copies of Catan, he no longer has to…
The worst thing that can happen in Settlers of Catan isn’t ending up with settlements that don’t yield any resources, it’s when someone accidentally bumps the board sending roads and cities flying in all directions. So maybe playing Catan is yet another thing we should leave to the robots?
In the post-apocalypse, you want Aaron Day on your team. Using incredibly limited resources, he manages to recreate Settlers of Catan, one of the most beloved board games, using an inspired and economical approach to woodworking. He makes all of the game pieces out of a single 2x4.
For players who can't bear the thought of being away from their favorite board game, there's a Portable Edition of Settlers of Catan that's been around for years now. But it comes packed in a flimsy cardboard box full of tiny cards and pieces that are easy to lose. That's why this new Compact Edition of Settlers of…
Did you hear that? That's the sound of a million Trekkies and board game enthusiasts heads exploding. Because come March, the first themed version of Settlers of Catan will be released, called Star Trek Catan. Set your faces to stunned.
I still prefer the real-deal version of board games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne over the Xbox Live/iPhone versions because real board games are social. But the official Microsoft Surface version? It might be the perfect way to play.