Wk 2, Pt. 1 – Board Game Analysis

Notions of Mine

Catan “Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!” – From the website Catan.com

I am a self-professed nerd. So I like to think I am into the stereotypical nerdy-type things. Settlers of Catan has been one of those boardgames that fits into that stereotypical niche, so I was super keen to finally give it a go.My assumptions, and what I thought about the game, were totally incorrect.

The hexagonal tiles were what got me – being a game with ‘settlers’ in the name, I assumed the game would be about building a civilization from scratch and dominating other players on the board…

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