Thanks for all the kinds words about our computer.... and YES, we are still having problems. I can get on the internet faster now, but still having difficulties surfing and posting. So unfortunately my first official Family Moment Monday isn't going to be the big shin-dig that I was hoping for. Which is also fine, but it will help all you people out there get ready for next Monday's posts and you all can contribute your wonderful ideas and things you do to have fun with your families. So get thinking of ideas and activities to share.
This Family Moment Monday is going to be all about..... CATAN! Have you heard of it? Nooo? Well, then let me shed some light. "Settlers of Catan" is an intriguing game that takes place on an island that you assemble. Players spend the game building cities, settlements and such to gain points. Your resources you receive through out the game are determined by where players have placed their settlements and cities. Those resources help you build and gain the points the players are needing to win.
Over 11 million games of Catan have been sold throughout the world and the game has been translated into twenty-five different languages, the original being German. I love this game because it is well suited for family play, since no one gets eliminated, and players who are behind can strive towards goals that are within their reach. There is also a lot of interacting, trading, and bargaining that helps keeps the family talking laughing.
The game, once played, it actually a fairly simple, but you can also make it have more depth with strategy and even game expansions. They sell other additions/add-ons that you can work in with Catan. So basically, once you have master the game and become Lord of Catan, you can buy the expansion packs and make it have new twist. These expansions are called "Cities and Knights" and "Seafarers"
But be ye warned.... this game is highly addictive. We have introduced it into our family and it has spread fast than Mono on prom night!