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Go buy Settlers of Catan. Seriously

By on June 21, 2010

I’m just back from holiday. Two families, young children. So we had to stay in a lot. I brought Settlers of Catan to try out.

After a lot of games, we’re hooked.

It’s elegantly balanced, rarely takes too long, offers a remarkable variety of strategies and is usually surprisingly close. It’s quick to understand but deeply nuanced. I think that anyone designing multiplayer games should play it.

And anyone who likes games (which I reckon is everyone who reads this blog), should play it too.

You can buy Settlers of Catan from Amazon, or go check out my previous post (and a Wired article) on the game.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: