settlers of catan

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?



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.


Catan Officially Settling On IPhone

Settlers of Catan, the award-winning resource-allocation and strategy board game, will have a version on the iPhone and iPod Touch “this summer,” developed in conjunction with Catan’s creator, according to the game’s official website.


Why I'm Cheating On Catan With Arkham Horror

At one point, I didn’t think there was a board game in existence that could match the supremacy of Settlers of Catan. That Klaus Teuber sure knows what he’s doing.

Maybe after being subjected again and again to the monotony of Sorry! and Monopoly something primal and creative must have imploded in his brain. Compelled by what was left (which must have been heaps), he crafted the Catan.

Thank you Klaus. Will have your babies, if we ever meet.

Recently however, my love of Catan has been superseded by a new game – Arkham Horror.