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The Secret To Winning Catan According To The Creator's Son? Complain... A Lot

Most of us have played a game or 20 of Settlers of Catan. Despite its constant popularity (enough for someone to buy the rights for the movie), the original came out over two decades ago. If you’ve ever wondered how the board game came to be, this short, yet fascinating look at creator Klaus Teuber should prove enlightening.

Someone Just Got The Rights To Make Settlers Of Catan: The Movie

Movies of video games. Yes, we know about those. Movies about board games though? I’m sure this particular feat has been achieved before, but the only thing that comes to mind that’s remotely related are the D&D films, and that’s technically a pen-and-paper RPG. Settlers of Catan on the other hand… where does one even begin?

The Porsche Of The Board Game World

“Part of our brand,” explains the sonorous French voice on the phone, “is coming from the fact we do very few things. Porsche is the most successful car company in the world from the business standpoint, but they do very few models… we take the same approach in the board game business.”

The Beautiful Rage Of Friends Who Play Board Games Against Each Other

Canadian filmmaker Jay Cheel once worked for video game developer Silicon Knights, but in his 10-minute documentary The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends, he focuses instead on tabletop gaming, casting his camera on his own friends while they play The Settlers of Catan. It’s a beautiful, funny, and poignant look at how competition and friendship intersect when gaming dominance is on the line.

Ease Mates Into Better Board And Card Games

It’s Christmas. You’re friends and family are together for that special time of the year to give, receive and eat. Once all the presents have been passed around and the food consumed, someone recommends you pull out Monopoly or Scrabble to pass the time. You sigh, knowing there’s a whole other world of board and card games your relatives are oblivious to. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to gently introduce them to this fabulous alternate universe?

The Most Beautiful Settlers Of Catan Board You Will Ever See

There are plenty of ways to play classic board game Settlers of Catan. You can play it on Xbox 360, for example. Or the iPhone. Hell, you could even play the actual board game.

Settlers Of Catan, As Nature Intended

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Last month we took a close look at a new version of classic board game Settlers of Catan, one being readied for Microsoft’s giant touch-screen computer. Since then, a new build of the game has been released.

Where Board Games And Video Games Come Together

For as long as we’ve known the pair, video games have been video games, and board games have been board games. But as time and technology march on, could two become, as the Spice Girls say, one?

We've Seen The Future, And There Is Settlers Of Catan

We’ve seen recently what it looks like playing board games on a futuristic table. Today, though, we’re going to look at a board game being played on a futuristic wall.

iPhone's Catan - The First Island Should Be Live Soon

The iPhone version of famously fun table top game Catan has been submitted to Apple for approval, the developers tell us.

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