settlers of catanStarted by v.chick on September 23, 2012
So, tonight I get an intriguing random text from a friend:
"So, you play nerdy board games?"
How do you respond to that? Well, in my case, the response was:
"Will there be alcohol?"
The answer was maybe, which quickly changed to yes, since my presence in itself assures a minimum presence of wine and liqueurs. And then I got the text: "Ever played Settlers of Catan?" And replied, "No, but Elizabeth Banks has it on her site, so game on!"
Long story short, 4 hours, 2 malbecs and 1 bottle of Disaronno later, I *love* this game! Even though the second game I probably could have won because I had the monopoly on wool and also a 3:1 port, but didn't because I had done the majority of the drinking -- I still love it!
And I wouldn't have given it a try had it not been for Elizabeth and this site. That is my 2 am post-alcohol post-Settlers shout out.
And dammit, I should have played that Knight card earlier. So much ore...
Board game and wine night, woot!
(I am such a drinky geek chick.)
So you got Wood for Sheep hey? Thats a long running Settlers joke even used once on the Big Bang Theory for those who dont know. Gotta <3 EB and her love for Geeky Things. Makes it easier for the rest of us who chose alternate recreational fun besides Sports 24/7.
Hopefully one day Gaming Hobby Stores can make a come back. More and more close each year with the economy or folks just never willing to walk into one to try a game like Settlers or Ticket To Ride. Apparently there is even a Game of Thrones board game? Tough to find local Gamers save maybe an event like Gaming Hoopla going in in Lake Geneva this weekend or a bigger Game Convention.
Welcome to the larger world of gaming beyond Monopoly. Sounds like you had a great time with friends!