The Settlers of Catan is a competitive area settling board game.
Pro Fun social experience
There is no fixed number of players, so Settlers is flexible to many different groups of friends.
People can even work together in teams. Unlike chess, this is a game that promotes casual conversation
during gameplay, and generally a fun atmosphere, even when people are trying their best to win.
Pro Strategy game - intellectually rewarding
Allows you to develop a strategy and think ahead as well as forcing you to pay attention to what everyone else is doing.
"Through the complex, artful dance of algorithms and probabilities lurking at its core, Settlers manages to be effortlessly fun, intuitively enjoyable, and still intellectually rewarding, a potent combination that's changing the American idea of what a board game can be."