Homemade Settlers of Catan board game turns your sheep into LEGO bricks

We've seen the venerable "wheat-and-brick-and-yelling board game" Settlers of Catan go gigantic and to the final frontier. Now — in a marvelous act of nerdiness — LEGO sculptor Ryan H. has built a playable Catan board out of little plastic rectangles. Explains Ryan, "I played this every night at Brickworld; I think… » 7/02/12 10:35am 7/02/12 10:35am

Oil Springs of Catan explores the tragedy of the commons

Settlers of Catan has plenty of expansions that change the dynamics of the game, forcing the players to work together, putting a focus on exploration, or drawing emphasis to a certain section of the map. A new variation from publisher Mayfair Games will add a new wrinkle to the basic game, allowing some players to get… » 10/23/11 8:30am 10/23/11 8:30am

What would a Settlers of Catan game look like if giants played it?

Settlers of Catan, that addictive German board game that prompts otherwise normal people to start screaming about wheat and knights and sheep and ore, received a giant-sized treatment at Burning Man 2007 thanks to Julie Von Bergen and Matt Bell. You can see more photos of its construction at Matt's Flickr account, and… » 2/12/11 9:00am 2/12/11 9:00am