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Lunch Break – Board Game Recommendation

Posted By David Swindle On December 7, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

On Friday night some of our dearest friends came over for a visit. One of them, Phil, brought a board game that he insisted we try. It’s called “Settlers of Catan” and is pictured above.

The objective of the game is to be the first to get 10 points. One earns points by building settlements, cities, roads, and acquiring the largest army. One creates these things through obtaining resources (clay, wheat, ore, sheep, and lumber.) A roll of the dice determines which tiles on the board produce resources any given turn. If you have a settlement or a city adjacent to one of the resource tiles that corresponds to the number rolled then you receive resources that turn. If you need specific resources you can trade with other players or at a rate of 4:1 with the bank. (If you have a settlement at a port then you can trade at a better rate.)

So to win one has to determine which strategy to pursue. Focus on building roads? Try and build settlements at certain places? Perhaps antagonize your opponents by moving the thief to steal their resources whenever a seven is rolled?

I wonder if my appreciation for the game stems from my interest in politics. I’ve asked April to get it for me for Christmas.

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