HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Settlers of Catan)

One of the big draws of the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair was the inclusion of a game tournament for “Settlers of Catan”.  Hosted by Mayfair Games and billed as a “Settlers of Catan Worldwide Championship (CWC) USA Pre-Qualifier”, the tournament attracted dozens of players who hoped to win a seat at the 2014 GenCon in Indiana.

We haven’t had the opportunity to try the game in our household, but we got a hold of their “Minister of Product Acquisition”, Mr. Alex Yaeger, who was kind enough to give the girls a quick primer.

Settlers of Catan - InstructingAnd before you could blink an eye, they were both ready to go at it!

Settlers of Catan - Tournament

Be sure to check out the video above to see our “Kinterview” with Alex as he answers the ‘tough’ questions from Ms. K.

We hope to bring you a more in-depth post about the gameplay in the future, as well as information about additional products from Mayfair Games.  In the meantime, you can purchase your own copy on Amazon as well as following them on Facebook and Twitter. Now, who has some wood?!

Scott

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A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

22 comments on «HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Settlers of Catan)»

  1. mel says:

    This looks like a fun game for my family!Tough and educational all at once!

  2. Roechelle says:

    this looks like something my daughter would enjoy!

  3. Sofia says:

    I’ve heard of the game before but haven’t had the chance to play it yet.

  4. We went there – it was pretty awesome. I am glad you liked it too. My kids are bit too young for the catan tournament

  5. I’ve got to get to the Toy Fair one year. Looks like your girls picked it right up.

  6. Christy says:

    This looks like a very engaging & fun game!! Something that my girls may like.

  7. This like a fun game. My goodness, it has been many years since I have played a game. Childhood seems so far away. Thank you for the review!

  8. Kungphoo says:

    He is very good about explaining the age restrictions.. I never knew how they figured that out.

  9. Krystal says:

    Never heard of this game before. Thanks for sharing your review!

  10. We have this game and LOVE it!

  11. Eliz Frank says:

    Fascinating! I’ve never heard of the game before. I like that it is stimulating and educational too.

  12. Mellisa says:

    What a FUN game. My kids and I are always on the lookout for games like this.

  13. Ashley S says:

    Looks like a great game!!! Perfect for family fun night!

  14. Ashley S says:

    What a fun game! Looks perfect for family fun night.

  15. Love ChiTag and can’t wait for the one next month!

  16. Looks like an interesting game. In a world of electronics running our lives it’s nice to step away from that and spend some fun time together. This looks like a fun way to do that!

  17. Debi says:

    Looks like a great game. I love when we play games together

  18. I almost bought that when I was in the store yesterday! I am thinking I should have! It looks like such a fun game! Everyone I know just raves about it.

  19. I’m always in need of new game ideas for my girls! Good thing Christmas is coming up!

  20. A toy fair seems like it would be the most fun thing ever. I’ve hard of Settlers of Catan, but I’ve never played it. It sounds fun!

  21. Settlers of Catan is actually one of my favorite board games. I can’t wait until Bubbles gets a little older so she can play, too!

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