I just added a new public page to “my wiki”: It’s the rules to my favorite card game, “Mao”: I played this game with a few friends the other night and thought I’d pull these rules out and dust them off. I’ve had them typed up for a while in a Word document, and thought it would be great to upload them here so others can enjoy the game. Have fun!

The Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan Board Game

I played a fun board game called The Settlers of Catan the other night with my parents and Janene1. I don’t think a game of this caliber has been released since Monopoly.

The game is complex enough to make it fun, but not complex enough to have a steep learning curve. The point of the game is to score 10 points. Points are scored by building settlements, upgrading your settlements to cities, and using various “development” cards.

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  1. Actually, we played an LDS-themed replica of the game called The Settlers of Zarahemla. It is licensed from the creator of the original game, and has only a few minor variations. There is also an Old Testament-based variant called The Settlers of Canaan, which we sell at the Christian bookstore where I work. []