Israelis enthusiastically settle Catan

‘What I love about the game is that it incorporates aspects of strategy mixed with luck. Every game is different. I can’t wait until the next championship.’

By CARMIT SAPIR VITZ
January 23, 2019 19:01
Israelis enthusiastically settle Catan

Hundreds of players participated in last month’s HanuCatan gaming event at the Tel Aviv Expo.. (photo credit: MICHA PAUL)

 
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Catan in groups of up to six people, everyone plays against everyone. The rolling of the dice is shown on a large screen and everyone plays simultaneously. We knew that lots of players were participating in tournaments and so we came up with the idea of holding a massive championship, with a subsidized entry fee just so we could cover costs. The winner will go on to play at the international Catan championship as the Israeli representative.”

Israel’s national winner, Niv Chaled, 25, a statistics and economics student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, represented Israel last year at the two-day world game championship in Germany. Israel came in 36th place out of 76.

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