The Settlers of Catan

It's been one of those really great weekends where everything is very chilled out and goes right. One of those things was an evening last night playing a board game that had completely passed me by until now.

The Settlers of Catan is like a cross between Monopoly, Risk and Civilisation. Our single game lasted around three hours and generated a huge amount of bargaining, nastiness and laughter. If you're looking for a game which will while away several hours, requires a lot of strategy and is actually quite challenging then this is the game for you.