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Klaus Teuber

January 29, 2010

The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 2

Part 2 – Expanding the Card Game In 1997, the “Tournament Set for the Card Game” was published as the first Card Game expansion. My inspiration for this expansion came from “Magic, the Gathering,” during the mid-nineties a cult game in Germany. Although...
January 23, 2010

The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 1

Part 1 – Birth of the Card Game A revised version of the Catan Card Game with new content and graphics will be published in fall 2010 under the title of “The Princes of Catan” (working title). In this blog and the following ones, I will talk about the...
June 22, 2009

How Good Should an Artificial Intelligence in an Electronic Catan Game Be?

If someone had asked me this question roughly half a year ago, I would have answered: Of course it has to be as good as possible. A computer opponent can never be a substitute for a human player in a Catan game on a real game board, so it should at least...
June 16, 2009

The Vikings and Catan

When I started developing “The Settlers of Catan” in the early nineties, I was inspired by the Vikings. The story of the men and women of early medieval Scandinavia had already captivated me as a child.  Maybe those high-quality plastic Viking figures...
April 17, 2002

Two brothers: “Entdecker” and “The Settlers of Catan”

Early in my childhood, I was extremely fascinated by discovery stories. Since I began designing board games, I felt the desire to experience the elements of discovery and development (settlement) in a game. I began to explore these themes with increasing...
April 5, 2002

How Obelix Turned into a Squirrel

I am a huge Asterix fan, so you can imagine that 10 years ago, I was very proud when Ravensburger Verlag published one of my games under the title "Asterix und die Römer" (Asterix and the Romans). And of course, the objective of the game was to beat up as...

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