One of the best Christmas gifts Sarah and I received for Christmas was the board game Settlers of Catan. Sarah played this in college and always told me we should get it, but it was expensive, hard to find, and looked like kind of an odd game to me. Oh how wrong I was. Since starting to play last week, I’ve played 8 games of Settlers and still loving it. I can tell you that I think how much fun you have playing Settlers is directly proportional to how much alcohol you drink while you play. Okay, well, that’s not entirely true because Sarah and I played a two-player version last night without drinking, and we had fun. However, for our first two games with Nate and Elaine, we played for 3-4 hours and shared 4 bottles of wine between the 4 of us (now, we’re not rolling in $$ over here, we just drink Three Buck Chuck). That made for some hilarious and memorable Settlers.
It’s amazing – probably one of the best board games I’ve ever played. And it’s funny, because once you get it, you start to realize how many people have the game. I can think of at least four or five couples around us who are avid Settlers fans. At any rate, if you haven’t heard of this game, go and buy it now.