Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Settlers of Catan

(Picture taken from Google)

This game has taken over our weekends lately. For some reason I always thought I hated this game, apparently Brady felt the same way. However, neither one of us had ever really played it.  We found out a couple of weeks ago that we actually love it. Brady's cousin Skyler and his wife Jocelyn recently purchased it with some left over Christmas money and we haven't stopped playing since. We usually get about four games in a weekend. During the week Brady and I talk strategy to prepare (mostly Brady talks). Although we love it, this game is also very frustrating and can cause contention in a marriage. Especially if your husband puts the knight on your numbers EVERY TIME (true story). We have made rules concerning this game to avoid fights that seem really important at the time, but we later come to our senses and realize that we are fighting about a board game. The main rule is: do not take this game personally, just because the knight is put on your number a lot does not mean that the other person hates you, it probably means that you are just built on good numbers (this was mostly for my benefit). Anyways, I started out strong with the 3 out of 4 of the first wins, but I have hit a wall. If any one has Catan strategy tips, please share!

The winning totals are:

Jessica (Orange): 4
Brady (Red): 4
Jocelyn (White): 2
Skyler (Red): 1

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