First of all super huge, major, squishy-hugged thank you to everyone who participated in the No Kiss Blogfest yesterday! I can't believe that was the fourth one! You guys were awesome and all brought the swoon to 2013. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
And now for today's post, I'm going to talk about my new, and sudden obsession with The Settlers of Catan.
|Playing Settlers of Catan--Mallis Style--on New Years Day.|
Anyway, I love playing board games and I'm a huge fan of Game Nights and luckily have a few friends who regularly host them. Also, the fact that I have 4 siblings means I have a built in group of people who will play games with me for life! WIN!
But recently...as in 2 weeks ago, I discovered Catan. And by discovered, I mean I walked past it in the bookstore, got curious and read a bunch of reviews claiming it was the Best. Game. Ever!
Best Game Ever? Well I needed to get me some of that!
So I bought it and immediately recruited my siblings (home for the holidays) into a game.
Let me tell you something. This game is NOT simple (at first). It came with 16 pages of instructions. We set the game up and started playing, trying to follow the instructions the best we could. But the game sort of played like this:
Sister: I'm doing X!
Me: NO! You can't! That's not legal!
Sister: Since when? You did it on your turn.
Me: I know, but I just reread the instructions.
And there were a few of these:
Me: New rule! I mean....not new rule. But I just learned it. So new to us! New rule from now on!
Brother: I HATE new rules!
Anyway, this game is SUPER fun, super addictive and it only took me two whole weeks to actually win (my siblings are extremely competitive and strategic punks). And now we know all the rules. So that's a bonus. And practically every game ends with an immediate, "Let's play again!"
How many of you have played this game? Are you as addicted as I am? Should I go and buy some of the expansion packs? Will you invite me to your Game Night?
See you guys tomorrow for Day 4!