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Posts tagged “settlers of catan”

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The Freefarers Of Catan: Expanze Impressions

The boardgame I've played the most times, by far, is Settlers of Catan - and that's not something I expect to change by time I reach my deathbed. Sure, it's obvious, but it's also a sweetspot of strategy and competition, as early co-operation turns to bitter rivalry and even the merest mention of sheep can reduce grown adults to shivering balls of purest hatred. I…

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Future-Catan

Here's the splendid boardgame Settlers of Catan running on Microsoft's potentially splendid Surface tech. Surface is touchscreen-mega-PC theoretical fun, but more likely to be built into tables in public spaces than to be something you hook up to your own device. Here's how it could work for social videogaming (in the traditional sense of social, not the FarmVille sense). I'm fighting my overwhelming urge to…

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Settling For Less

Ask me what my favourite games are, and once you've snoozed through me banging on about X-COM, Dungeon Keeper and Planescape: Torment yet again, you might catch me trying to sneak The Settlers of Catan into my list. While the PC's cutsey-management Settlers series is loosely based on it, they're two very distinct entities. Catan is a boardgame, as you probably know - a German…

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