DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that there is a historical fiction novel based on The Settlers of Catan? The creator of the popular German-style board game, Klaus Teuber, collaborated with award-winning German novelist Rebecca Gable to write the novelization of the board game. Teuber read Gable’s book, The Smile of Fortune, and decided while reading it that Gable would be the perfect person to write the story of how the settlers reached the island of Catan. The novel was originally published in German in 2003 as “Die Siedler von Catan,” and an English translation was released in 2011. Aside from the novel, the board game, with more than 22 million copies sold worldwide, has inspired a lot of other spin-offs and adaptations.
Video game versions were released for computers and consoles, as well as for Android and iOS mobile devices. Catan, as for how it’s often shortened, also exists as a card game and a dice game. There's also a version to Settlers of Catan online and there are a lot of best places to play this game! Its popularity online paved the way for Settlers of Catan expansions. This game is such a hit that crossovers were made with different franchises. There's the “Star Trek Catan” released in 2012. It also took inspiration from a successful TV show released as “A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch.” This proves just how this multi-award-winning board game has continued to capture the hearts of many since its inception in 1995.