Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blue Monday 5/11 - Settlers of Catan

Blue Monday is here again! Hosted by Smiling Sally, you get to share your blue anyway you want it and then go visit others to see what blue they have to share.

Today I'm sharing a fun, family game.  Settlers of Catan.  Have you heard the news, have you seen it, have you played it?

Settlers of Catan is made for 3-4 players and suitable for ages 10 and up. In it, you are a colonist looking to settle the newly discovered continent of Catan. To accomplish this you build settlements which generate resources. You then use these resources to build roads, soldiers, cities, and more settlements. In the game, each settlement is worth 1 victory point, while each city is worth two (a city is an upgraded settlement). The first player to get 10 victory points is the winner.

Well, my husband has become somewhat addicted to this game, so much so, that when we are not available to play with three or more players, he will play it online with people from...well, I don't know who these people are, probably other addicted people killing time that cold be best put to use doing other things.

I am not a big board game person because I don't like conflict and fighting over fake money, just seems silly so I might as well not play.  My oldest son and husband both think it's war, for real.  This game has been a blessing because, although we have our friendly competitions, we play for fun and there are not fights.    I recommend it, loads of fun.  Learn more here and here.

The downside for us is that 2 of our kids are not 10 years old; however, we play age-appropriate board games with them earlier in the evening and then when they go to bed we play this fun game.  If you have play this version or the expansion, please tell me about it.  We are thinking about expanding and would love some reviews.

Don't forget...go visit Smiling Sally for more Blue Monday or to participate like I did!


  1. The kids from church can play this together for hours!

    I haven't played it yet...but it is fun to watch them!

  2. I 've played this a bunch of times with my husband! He ALWAYS wins though! I refused to play with him anymore because I'm a sore loser:)

  3. I've not heard of this game, but will look for it now. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday!

  4. Hi there,
    I've never heard of this game before. Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Blue Monday.


  5. I've never heard of it. It sounds a bit like monopoly. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

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  7. That looks like a really cool game. Unfortunately my hubby and I are usually just my hubby and I. We rarely have company. But it does look fun.

  8. Yira, it sounds like great fun.

    Happy Blue Monday.


  9. no, never played that game.

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  10. First time hearing of this one. I will have to check it out.

  11. This is the first I've heard of the game, but it sounds like great fun.

  12. This is first time hearing about this game. Looks fun.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  13. My oldest daughter (in her mid 20's) plays this game with a group of her friends. They have a gaming night every few weeks and this is one of their favorites. Happy Blue Monday.

  14. I love board games, but my family doesn't that much, so I play online, too!

  15. Hi Yira,
    I have not played this game - although it sounds like a lot of fun - especially given that our kids are 14, 12, and 10 - everyone could play! And...thanks for reminding's been a while since we've had a board game out, and it is a great family activity!

  16. Hi Yira
    What a fabulous blue monday post.
    I think this is a great game .
    I love history and so I discovered this game online via my son .He thought I would enjoy it and I did :)Happy Blue Monday .
    I am so glad you shared it today.
    Have a blessed week.

  17. Thanks everyone for visiting. The game is a lot of fun, we don't have as many wars as with monopoly, there is less to keep up with and only four people play at a time so that kind of keeps it under control too. Plus you can play it in under 2 hours, that I like.