A survival guide to everyday motherhood



About Me

My photo
I am a photography fanatic. I love taking pictures, tweaking pictures, and finding the beauty in every day items

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Settlers of Catan

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!

27 comments:

  1. We were introduced to this game this past summer and fell in love with it. We own it now and our kids all love it also. It is addicting! I blogged about it around Christmas time when we taught my nephew how to play it.
    Smiles!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like a pretty interesting game. I'll have to check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hmmm. Sounds like I need to make a trip to the game aisle in Wal-Mart.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've heard good things about this game. I really don't need any new addictive things to do with my time! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. We love Settlers! We give this game to family and friends as gifts and own both expansions. We even own a card game version. My kids are almost old enough to play this game with us now so we won't have to play it only when they go to bed.

    It is addictive and we have parties just so we can have friends come and play it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  6. We love Settlers, too! My husband prefers Starfarers because he's a nerd. I want to get the kiddy Catan next!

    ReplyDelete
  7. We love Settlers and the LDS version Zarahemla. We're going on a cruise in a couple of weeks with some friends that we used to play it with all the time, and yes we are bringing it along for those "At Sea" days. Thanks for reminding me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Our friends' then 8-year-old son got this for Christmas one year and brought it to our house for a new year party. I couldn't play because of trying to keep the kiddos out of the game pieces, but it looked like great fun.

    ReplyDelete
  9. My hubby and I own this one. He is obsessed with playing it… to the point that I kind of don’t like to play it because he really doesn’t want to stop at all! I love it in short spurts… I’m more of a brainless game person. I like to play a game while talking and holding conversations… my favorite game for this is Balderdash. But still do love the game!

    ReplyDelete
  10. 'it has spread fast than Mono on prom night'... you crack me up!!!

    Heidi :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. My hubby and I freakin love that game! We get so competitive about it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh yes, great game. I see someone said there is a kiddie version, now that is great news!

    Bummer about the computer, good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm such a Catan junkie that I got the computer version so I can play it whenever I want.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds like a fun game!!

    I will be glad when our two are old enough to understand Chutes and Ladders.

    Playing board games with them will be lots of fun.

    Hope your computer "issues" are getting worked out. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. we have the LDS version and its so fun. I wish we had more time to play games without little fingers. hehe

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have never heard of this before! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for this post! I just overheard some friends talking about this game while I was talking to someone else, sp it didn't really register what they were talking about. Now I've got the details! Sounds fun! I LOVE games--I'll have to check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  18. faster than mono on prom night?! Oh my goodness. lol

    Never heard of this game...interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have heard good things about this game. I will have to ad it to our already massive collection of board games.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The kids and I love games, I have never heard of this one before. Thanks for the info!

    ReplyDelete
  21. We love Catan. It's hard to play with just the two of us, but whenever we have someone over, we love to play!

    ReplyDelete
  22. A friend of mine just told me about that game. I'm going to get it!

    ReplyDelete
  23. [B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
    Dont Bother With Crawling Downloads Using NZB Downloads You Can Swiftly Search Movies, Games, MP3 Albums, Software & Download Them at Dashing Rates

    [URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]Newsgroup[/B][/URL]

    ReplyDelete
  24. Omit there Our Genuine Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Unequalled [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Dispensary [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Details to Pre-eminent Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also To question a joke on a First Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] As a employees to Your Preserve ! We Twist up Trade mark squiffy involved with [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

    ReplyDelete
  25. Predilection casinos? research this late-model [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] steersman and uphold a thumb solitary's nose at up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
    you can also into our untrained [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] control at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and glean work on accurate compressed currency !
    another late-model [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] concatenation of events is www.ttittancasino.com , in compensation german gamblers, state freed online casino bonus.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I bought panda antivirus pro 2010. I have the activation code but I don't have the cd. What do I download and how do I activate it? [url=http://gordoarsnaui.com]santoramaa[/url]

    ReplyDelete