Matt and I were introduced to this game several years ago. And we like it. For date nights we used to sit at our laptops playing online Catan against each other. I know, real social, right?
Back in Houston, my sister & her husband were our go-to competition when we wanted a foursome, but since moving to WA we have hardly played at all. Maybe it's because we've been too busy hiking or hosting visitors or training for races, but for months our Catan game has sat on the shelf.
We recently discovered, however, that many of our friends here play Catan as well. Enough, in fact, that we hosted a Catan tournament. 16 players, 4 games, and a final game to determine the Catan Champion.
For snacks, I collaborated with my friend Rose. We had a treat for each resource.
Brick - Hot Tamales & Licorice Bites
Ore - No Bake Cookies
Wheat - Wheat Thins with cream cheese/salsa dip
Lumber - Pretzel Sticks
Wool - A field of veggies for grazing with sheep cookies (made by Rose - so amazing)And what Catan tournament would be complete without a Catan board made of cookies? (Thanks Katie for helping me cut hexagons!)
The champion was rewarded with a crown, and a prize for each resource.
Wheat - a 10 can of red wheat (which the winner promptly returned)
Brick - clay, to make your own bricks
Wool - a small stuffed sheep
Wood - a bag of pretzel sticks
Ore - a gift card to cold stone (STONE . . . get it?)
And who was the Queen of Catan? See this gal reading the rulebook, playing the fool?
Well, she had us all fooled and knew exactly what she was doing. Congratulations on being the Queen of Catan Liz!