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.