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  • March 24, 2010

    To Germany and Back: An American’s Quest for Opponents – Part 3

    Jim Plane

    In Chapters one and two of this story, I explained how I discovered Catan through my brother and his wife who lived in Germany for a short time, and how I found opponents online at German websites that later became unavailable to me. Chapter Three: Aero Discovers the “World” Since I had all but given up on real-life opponents, I searched the web for other boardgame sites. …

  • March 24, 2010

    English/French video interview with Klaus Teuber

    TricTrac interview

    Klaus Teuber has been interviewed by the French internet game magazine “Tric Trac” during the Festival International des Jeux in Cannes - while being synchronously translated from French to English and back by Sophie Gravel. Klaus speaks about the relaunch of the Catan board-game (3rd German Edition) and the Catan card-game, about being in love with his job, about other games he likes or which ones he would even liked to have invented by himself - and as well about the development of the German game market. [Please click here to watch the video on www.trictrac.tv.]> …

  • March 12, 2010

    Klaus Teuber Honored in Cannes for His Lifetime Achievement

    From March 3 - 7, 2010, the Festival International des Jeux was held in Cannes to celebrate the games world and its stars. The organizers welcomed world-famous game author Klaus Teuber as a guest of honor. During the As d'Or awards ceremony at the legendary Palais des Festivals, the inventor of Catan was honored with an hommage to his lifetime achievement. …

  • March 9, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 4

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 4 – History of Catan and Illustration In my fourth blog post, I originally wanted to present the Introductory Game. However, it will still take some more time to finish all cards of the Introductory Game, and Michael Menzel sent me an interesting report on the development of the card “City.” So I spontaneously decided to dedicate my fourth blog post to the history of Catan and the card illustrations influenced by this history. The Fictitious History of Catan When I developed the Card Game in 1995, I didn’t think much about the illustrations. …

  • February 25, 2010

    Relaunch of the PlayCatan website

    PlayCatan.com

    On Monday, February 22, we launched our completely revised PlayCatan website, now separating the English pages at www.playcatan.com from the German ones at www.playcatan.de. Even though the visual apperance of the new website may not seem very different at first glance - the internal changes could not have been more drastic. …

  • February 17, 2010

    Dominating the World Through a Board Game

    An interesting article from Emory University's student newspaper, the Emory wheel: “Each week, the residents of my apartment and I partake in a thrilling evening of board games. But don’t yawn yet. Settlers of Catan serves as our game of choice and — no offense to loyal Scrabble fanatics — it is certainly more riveting than your grandmother’s Scrabble match.” [Click here to read more]> …

  • February 10, 2010

    January Newsletter Online

    Mayfair Newswire

    The new issue of the Catan Newswire is online! You can read about the most up-to-date and exciting Catan news by following the link in this story.   Read Janauary's Catan Newswire at the link below to find out more about: Catan: The First Island for Blackberry and PS3 PlayCatan.com US dollar subscription payments Catan Card Game redesign for fall 2010 US World Wide Catan Championship news > …

  • February 4, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 3

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 3 – First Concept and Development During the second half of 2008, when the future of the Card Game seemed uncertain due to decreasing sales figures, I thought about what could be improved to lay the foundations to reposition the Card Game. I often had given the Card Game as a present during the past years – primarily to couples who usually didn’t play very often, and when they did, they played among themselves. …

  • January 29, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 2

    Klaus Teuber

    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 the rules of the two games are totally different, they do have one thing in common: …

  • January 23, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 1

    Klaus Teuber

    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 background to this revision and introduce the new card illustrations as we go along. …

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