My wife and I recently had a double date with some good friends from our church. But because Covid 19 we actually tried a game night instead of going out for dinner. Many of you know that my wife is not the biggest fan of learning new board games but she does know and enjoy#Catan. The couple we played with hadn't played Catan before so we decided to teach them and play the game.
Spoiler alert: Catan is still really fun! Despite all the growth I've had with my time in the hobby it's fun to go back to the beginning and experience the game again.
I was particularly surprised by how well Catan introduces and teaches basic mechanics for board games. Hand management and negotiation. Collecting and using resources. Building and upgrading structures.
Everyone had a great time and I'm hopeful that we might have started a new game group! It would be so awesome to have a group with my wife and spend more time together.
What do you all think of Catan? I'm glad that it still has a spot in my collection.