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