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Dr. Reiner Düren

September 27, 2012

Board Game and Card Game: Commonalities and Differences

Even though a 2-player variant of the Board Game is available now – “The Rivals for Catan” is the definitive Catan game for 2 players. The Board Game and the Card Game share a number of common characteristics; however, for many Board Game players it is...
July 5, 2010

Catan is the Motherland of Soccer!

From Rebecca Gablé’s tales, we now know a lot about the life of the Catanians. One aspect, however, she has withheld from us: Catan is the motherland of soccer*! This is probably due to the fact that she relied mostly upon English sources. However, the...
September 10, 2009

Seafarers, Traders, and Wizards in 3D

In late 2005, Klaus Teuber gave me one of the beautiful Catan 3D Collector’s Editions. During the following years, this fascinating work of art inspired me to create my own add-ons.