Monday, December 17, 2007
#3 Favorite Christmas Game: Settlers of Catan
Settlers of Catan is another game we got for Christmas last year. It reminds me a little of Risk, in that you use strategy to grow your area, but it's a little more complex because your juggling a number of things to create a settlement, and not just moving armies around a board.
Promo info: Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber, bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials. Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins.
Settlers has several expansion packs and editions, such as Catan Seafarers, Cities & Knights, Settlers of the Stone Age, and Starfarers of Catan, to name just a few.
Now playing on my iPod: I Saw Three Ships performed by Jon Schmidt (breathtaking!)