Klaus Teuber released his masterpiece and took home the prestigious WORLD’S BEST BOARDGAME in 1995. The game has turned into a worldwide phenomenon and mega hit and is generally credited in starting the beginning of the golden age of Boardgaming across the globe. Today over 5000 different boardgames are produced each year around the world and the modern boardgaming hobby for youth, families and adults is growing at a considerable pace. Boardgames are for everyone, not just kids anymore. Boardgames are just not a pass time, filling time on holidays or when you cannot go outside. People now MAKE time in their busy lives to play games, enjoy each other’s company, and most of all have fun!
CATAN unlike the many roll and move type games, introduced a simple concept. When you roll the dice, everyone in the game will gain resources if they have a village or city on that resource. So on their turns the players can trade with others, gather more resources and use those to build roads, more villages, and cities. They can also use them the buy soldiers to try to get the largest army. But do not hoard your resources long, there is a thief that might come and steal some them.
Unlike many previous boardgames, the goal is not to eliminate players. What fun is it to have friends over to play games, then during the course of the game one of them lands on your property and goes bankrupt or gets wiped off the board as you take their last country?
Victory in CATAN and in many of the new hot modern boardgames goes to those that do the best job. Are you getting the right resources to build your roads? Are your cities producing enough? Are you getting enough wheat to help your villages grow into cities? Those that do it best and the fastest often are the victor.
Points in CATAN are had for cities, villages, the longest road, the largest army and other things. The race is to ten victory points and will usually take about 90 minutes for a family of four to come to a conclusion.
CATAN comes in many different editions and has expansion sets to add levels of play or add more variety.
CATAN started a revolution in Boardgaming in 1995 and it shows no signs of stopping.
The Circleville Boardgaming Group is a loose affiliation of area gamers that have been getting together in one fashion or another for 30 years. Currently we average about a dozen attendees at our gatherings at the First Monday Watt Street Tavern, the 2nd Wednesday Younkin and Third Wednesday Pickaway County Libraries meetups. Our attendance at our once a month First Saturday Meeting all day at the Pickaway County Library varies from an average of 14 to a high of two dozen.
We play all manners of games but currently focus now on the Modern Boardgaming Scene. Our attendees have varied tastes in gaming and can be counted upon on have a wide selection of games at each of our meetups. There is no cost to attend a game gathering.
Typically the age range is adult with a few middle school / high schoolers possible.
Two of the original founders of the CBG are also founders of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society or CABS – which numbers over 300 in paid members, attended by an average of 80 gamers and has over 1000 games in the clubs library available to play at their weekly meetings and available to check out and take home to play.