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How Settlers of Catan Rejuvenated and Ruined My Life

It’s Saturday!! Y’all know what that means…!! It’s time for another…

 

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How Settlers of Catan Rejuvenated and Ruined My Life

David and I went over to a friend’s apartment one evening for dinner, drinks, and couples game
night. What later ensued was sheer competitive madness and I am in serious need of a fix. Will
you help me?

I digress, let me start at the beginning.

We arrived at our friends’ apartment with bottle of wine in tow and eager to start our game night.
Unbeknownst to me that I would meet the most formidable match in a little game called, Settlers
of Catan. We decided to go out and eat at a local hibachi restaurant, amongst the laughter and
jokes – none of us were even remotely aware of what would transpire as soon as the Settlers of
Catan would emerge from the box.

After dinner, we headed back to their apartment and the glasses began to overflow with the
sweet nectar of one of my favorite red blends, The Last Judgment. This should’ve been a sign
of where my life was going as we all agreed to play

SETTLERS OF CATAN.

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That night, my life was changed as I bargained for resources, built roads, and ruthlessly made
sure that nobody would overtake my reign as the queen of settlements. I was alive! I was
fearless. I WON! I freaking won. I beat out three individuals who all have read each book of
Game Of Thrones and hid the Red Wedding from me. I conquered them, then as soon as I got
home I purchased my own physical copy of Settlers of Catan. Our friends have moved back up
north and we have nobody nearly as ruthless as us to attempt playing with. Will you help me?

Until then, I’m going to find my iPad and play Catan HD. Yeah, it’s on the iPad.

Sevi


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I’ve got to say, when we first were introduced to Catan, our passion for it was much the same — still is, really! The version we play is the one you see to the left! 😀

We’ll see y’all tomorrow for an awesome round up!! 😀
Cheers!
–Elise M. Gross

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CheekyGeeks Board Game: A Series of Tubes!!

We’ve got something suuuuuper cool for you guys!!! Jeremy Kerns, the ever-amazing-artist & creator of Timid Studios, has created a unique board game just for Game Week as we celebrate Geek Month!! I’ve also got a little bit of sad news but I’ll post about that at the bottom — for now, let’s check out…
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Whovian Wednesday : Game Week

Welcome to another Whovian Wednesday!! Let’s get right in to the good stuff — here’s Mr Bowers!!


So I just realized I had my episodes for the season off by one so last week..!
“Listen” aired and “Time Heist” airs on BBC America 9/20 at 9/8c

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So as we are reaching the end of another excellent Geek Month, we come to one of the best weeks for Whovians: Games!!! Yes, the beloved Timelord is well know as a competitor, having shown proficiency and excellence in such sports as Fencing, Football (Soccer), and Cricket. Even in incarnations that seem to be more advanced in age, the Doctor shows a lot of athleticism fighting monsters, and running up and down corridors throughout time and space. However, for most people, sport and gaming tend to be separated by contests involving physical prowess and those that favor intelligence. Well, for anyone who has seen even one episode, you cannot fail to grasp that the Doctor tends to outwit his adversaries when defeating them.

 

ww2As far back as the First Doctor, he has been playing games, or is being challenged to contests of logic — the first example of this is the Trilogic contest between the Doctor and the Celestial Toymaker. In many of the Second Doctor’s encounters with the Cybermen, tests of logic are used to defeat them, but of all these many games, the Doctor has a preference for Chess. Although examples of games between companions and other characters happen much earlier, the Doctor is first seen playing chess in the TARDIS with K-9 and Leela in “The Sun Makers.” But he would go on to play matches of extreme importance, competing for information, the fate of the Earth, and even his own existence would sometimes lay in the balance.

 

ww1There are many reasons to enjoy these episodes that show the Doctor playing chess, because they reveal the qualities that so many of us enjoy in regards to “Doctor Who.” With cunning, intelligence, and some clever risk taking, the Doctor is able to prevail against those that would seek to cause harm anywhere in the Universe. His companions may not always understand his choices, may believe that he manipulates those around him like pawns and knights, and may even be put in harms way (but usually find their own way in,) but the Doctor is always there to right the wrongs and win the day. So enjoy any of the following episodes, bust out your favorite game, and we will see y’all next week!

 

Episodes that are Gaming related:

  1. The Celestial Toymaker (only Ep. 4 exists in the archives)
  2. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  3. The Curse of Fenric
  4. The Long Game
  5. Nightmare in Silver

 


That’s another brilliant post for Whovian Wednesday!! Be sure to check out last years if you haven’t already!

See you guys tomorrow for a SUPER SPECIAL TREAT from Jeremy Kerns of Timid Studios, creator of the ever-amusing webcomic, The Garage!!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross