Catan goes Mainstream

Have you played Settlers of Catan yet? The German-made game has become a global hit; my guess is Heathen Nation probably has a higher percentage of gamers — and thus folks who’ve seen it — than the public at large, but it’s interesting that Wired has noticed. It’s also interesting that Wired’s notice feels late despite the fact that I’ve seen no other mass-media treatment of it yet.

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  1. While Settlers of Catan is indeed awesome fun, the variant called Cities and Knights of Catan is ten times as awesome. It has a bit of a learning curve, but the changes make it more of a strategy game involving shifting alliances, like four-person chess, although with the randomness of dice to keep things interesting. I love the hell out of that game.