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  • June 16, 2009

    The Vikings and Catan

    Klaus Teuber

    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 manufactured by the company Hausser were to blame for it; I received them as a gift when I was 10 or 11 years old. …

  • April 17, 2002

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

    Klaus Teuber

    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 intensity. Finally, in the early Nineties I started out with the development of my first prototype. …

  • April 5, 2002

    How Obelix Turned into a Squirrel

    Klaus Teuber

    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 many Roman soldiers as possible - did you expect anything else? …


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