News just in from the organisers of Geek Fest 2013 (Goldfields Kennel Club in Johannesburg, 31st August). As part of the day’s geeky activities – which include cosplay and a zombie fun run – there’s also going to be a live Settlers of Catan competition that will cost R40 and have prizes for the best player. Which, in my experience of Settlers, also means most devious, wool hogging player.
Not sure what Settlers of Catan is? Only one of the most influential board games ever: the turn-based, hex-tile strategy think-em-up which spawned the wildly successful PC gaming series Settlers. If you want to practice before hand, you can get the board game itself from The Dark Carnival, or download the iOS or Android app for your phone.
I love Settlers, but sadly Geek Fest clashes with Software Freedom Day, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to commit to playing in the compo. Boo.