We Play Catan Wrong

James Fulford
2 min readOct 1, 2021

…because we were disappointed.

A normal game of Catan. Photo by Galen Crout on Unsplash

I don’t like Catan. The game is alright, but I don’t love playing it. But it’s my favorite board game. Not because of the mechanics, clever game design, community, or graphics. Because of when I played it.

We used to have friends over to play Catan, several games in a row around the dining room table. The tragedy of discarding half your cards, the betrayal of the Robber…

James Fulford

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