Review: Settlers of Catan

This is what you get in the box of the base Settlers of Catan game.
This is what you get in the box of the base Settlers of Catan game.

There is a very deliberate reason I am looking at a 20-year-old game as the first review on the site. It was the game that got me into gaming. It is a fantastically simple, incredibly engaging, and fairly quick game to play. Settlers of Catan, over the last 20 years, has solidified its place in the board gaming history. It has become a juggernaut of cardboard. There are over two dozen translations and the game has sold in the multi-millions. There is even a documentary about and a rumoured movie/tv series in the works. Settlers of Catan is huge. Chances are, if you are interested in boardgames, you’ve had a crack at it. You might even own it. But just in case you haven’t had the pleasure of playing, go out to your nearest board game cafe and play the damn thing.
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Review: Settlers of Catan