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March 16, 2009

Settlers of Catan: Burt Edition

Filed under: Just for fun — theburts @ 7:30 pm
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After playing Settlers of Catan with our dear friend Chris at Jubilee Partners, we decided we must get one. It’s a really great board game, sort of a blending of Risk and Monopoly, except more ethical….namely, it’s the (mostly) non violent version of Risk combined with the non materialistic version of Monopoly. We’re not fans of games that reinforce the idea that the richest person wins. Then again, one could argue that this game teaches it’s ok to plunder the earth’s resources to build more settlements and cities. Anyway, we’re cheap, and couldn’t agree to spend fifty bucks for it online.

So that led to us researching online how many pieces to make, one weekend printing out lots of resource and development cards, one weekend of cutting out and painting the wood pieces, and we ended up with the Burt edition of Settlers. We’re pleased with how it turned out, so we finally took some pictures and thought we’d put them here…mainly for Chris, the most intense Settler ever. :) Here’s to Chris…

(Note: The picture is the setup for the two person version, but we have the full board and the expansion set as well.)

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5 Comments »

  1. Dude. That is the coolest thing ever. Ever. You guys are sooooo awesome.

    My only sadness is that we didn’t do this while we were all in Nashville. I’m a huge settlers fan too. Why did we just limit ourselves to scrabble?

    Comment by Ariah Fine — March 17, 2009 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  2. Isn’t this called plagiarism? Theft? Infringement of copyright?

    Comment by Really? — March 20, 2009 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

    • jfdk, as long as we’re not selling them or saying that we invented this game, it’s perfectly legal. if you look online, you’ll see tons of examples where people have made their own 3D sets…maybe that’s our next project. :)

      as far as theft, though, we did steal the wood from my mom…maybe that’s what all those cars with guys dressed in black have been about…..

      Comment by theburts — March 20, 2009 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  3. Wow! Way to go! I trust some of your rules may be “custom” as well? Wood for sheep!

    Comment by crivelliman — April 6, 2009 @ 6:48 am | Reply

  4. This is ridiculously amazing! Dale and I have played this game w/our friends, Patrick & Katie once… they are going to freak when they see this! Haha… brilliant!

    Comment by Christina — September 19, 2009 @ 8:53 pm | Reply


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