CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Settlers of Catan


At the risk of losing some geek cred, I’ll tell you that I’ve never played Dungeons and Dragons, I’ve never finished a full (or even a half) game of Risk, and I’ve never been to any Sci-Fi conventions. As a child growing up on the mean streets of the suburbs of Minneapolis, I led a life devoid of the nerdly wonders that I’ve come to love in the last decade.

Nerdly wonders like The Settlers of Catan, one of the greatest board games in the history of the genre. It’s simple, addictive, and it’s never the same game twice. You could put a jock, a dweeb, a valley girl, and a punk rawker around a table and they’d play for hours on end. A solid five-star rating with almost 200 reviews on can’t be wrong. It’s that good.

The Settlers of Catan Board Game []