Tag Archives: Settlers of Catan

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

I laid out the board for a game of Settlers of Catan with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and related to Prince William the details of a memorable day two decades earlier. ‘Due to summer flooding, we had to … Continue reading

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New boys in town (Rousse)

The first duty of CM’s three boys when they moved up to Edinburgh from Leeds was to surprise me at 6:00am on my birthday. The little one was most enthusiastic, especially when I said that I would play board games … Continue reading

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Party date mix-up and chocolate Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

TPR caused chaos when he declared that we would host our Christmas party on Friday rather than Saturday due to the weather forecast. The last minute change meant that some people now couldn’t make the celebration, and there was a … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan for all ages (Rousse)

I wondered whether it would be too great a challenge to teach the rules of Settlers of Catan to an eight year-old and her six-year old sister. Then I remembered that these were the grandchildren of BC. They would soon … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan in San Francisco (Rousse)

As the coach pulled into San Francisco nobody could doubt that we were in free and easy California. From the window I saw pastel painted houses, rainbow flags, and hippies in the street. I checked into the same hotel as … Continue reading

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Fare dodger prefers Settlers of Catan to Game of Thrones (Rousse)

I wanted more time with KR and JG so I jumped on the train that was taking them from the west coast of the US to the east. Not long into the journey I realised my mistake. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Home from the beach, via Geneva (Rousse)

We didn’t get through much reading on our beach holiday because we were distracted by Netflix and teaching our friends the rules of Settlers of Catan. We also wasted time explaining to others, such as JS, that this was an … Continue reading

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Yellow cherry tomatoes, red peppers and Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

I was busy sorting out the contents of the Settlers of Catan box so that everything would be in order the next time that we played. I’m glad I did so because inside the box JS found some yellow cherry … Continue reading

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Chaotic Pitlochry guest house – with Catan (Rousse)

R and JG relocated to Pitlochry then sold their business. They warned us about the new owners and predicted (accurately) that our reservation would get mixed up with that for Mr Lewis. Although we despaired at the chaos – including … Continue reading

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