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The Road to the Catan World Champs in Malta 2022! [Part II]

Part I was largely about how i found myself chosen and made my way to the Catan World Championships in Malta. Now to talk about the competition itself. Strategy vs Luck and some other third thing! The most asked question, by fellow competitors, and others, during the weekend of the Catan World Championships was 'Strategy vs Luck. What is your percentage?' Because Catan involves dice, there is a certain amount of luck involved. My [...]

Calling all Board Gamers!

Board Gamers assemble!  There are three types of people when it comes to board games: [1] No board games people - my dad - i think we got him to play Trivial Pursuit once, but while my mom loves games of all kinds [although firmly in the #2 category which follows] he would literally rather mow the lawn or paint something than play with us. [2] Old school board gamers - my mom - [...]

By |2023-08-16T08:26:39+02:00April 29th, 2021|activities, games & Stuff|0 Comments

Wanna make a game?

So we are going to be designing a board game. Or maybe we are still at the stage of that being a question. i honestly can't remember where the idea came from, but suddenly it was there and this morning i met with my friend Ashley Visagie [who incidentally was over at my house with his wife Helene the night before eating homemade pizza and playing board games] to discuss the possibilities. Monopoly is an [...]

By |2017-07-06T12:05:18+02:00July 6th, 2017|activities, positive ideas for change|0 Comments

For the Board: Intro

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who play 'board games' and those who play board games. Oh, and my dad. He hates all games. Three kinds of people in the world... Our chief weapon is Settlers of Catan, that's right... The Settlers of Catan, sometimes shortened to just Catan, is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995 in Germany by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag (Kosmos) as Die [...]

By |2016-09-23T11:54:00+02:00September 23rd, 2016|activities, fun, games & Stuff|0 Comments

Saturday Round Up: The week that was: Episode 4: of Geeks & Wild Animals Eating Habits, a woman made of iron & a lot of mirrors

so recently i started another blog called 'The Weekly Mash [and Peace!]' which has a different theme for every day and i have decided that i am going to post the Saturday Round Up on my Irresistibly Fish blog so that subscribers can have access to the week that we have just vibed through... so if you missed any of these, pick the ones that look interesting, and enjoy... [the FRIDAY one feels like one [...]

the games we play: The Settlers of Catan

there is a difference between people who play games and game players - the people who commented on the intro to this blog series post that they love 'Balderdash' and '30 Seconds' are people who play games... for game players [and it's not a judgemental difference, just a difference] are the kinds of people who can invest some serious time in a game for both the vibe of the game [people who play games] and [...]

for the determinedly board [game recommendation – Carcassonne]

i gather a lot of people out there will have known settlers of catan but i imagine a lot fewer of you will have heard of this gem - Carcassonne - or as we like to refer to it "Kucky Sahn" in the slightest bit similiar to settlers in that the board is different every time (thus each game is vastly different unlike a risk, cluedo or monopoly which have a relative sameness to them) [...]

By |2011-01-10T09:38:24+02:00January 10th, 2011|activities, sport and games|1 Comment

for the determinedly board [game recommendation – Settlers of Catan]

who remembers - with great reminiscory reverberations - sitting up all nite as a lightie playing monopoly til all hours of the morning? [pretty much the only way to finish a decent game] or waging full on risk warfare with your little yellow three edge single men wedges and your bigger yellow five edge ten-men wedges until you had cornered the last remaining opponent in australia and piled the biggest force known to world domination [...]

By |2011-01-08T14:05:39+02:00January 8th, 2011|activities, and other animals., sport and games|10 Comments
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