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DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that there is a historical fiction novel based on The Settlers of Catan board game? 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 of the game have been released for computers and consoles, as well as for Android and iOS mobile devices. Catan, as how it’s often shortened, also exists as a card game and a dice game. Crossovers with different franchises have also been made for the game, like “Star Trek Catan” and “A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch.” This all just proves how this multi-award-winning board game has continued to capture the hearts of many since its inception in 1995.