Monthly Archives: September 2012

Jared Nichol’s Boardcrafting Action Shots

Jared has been working diligently this year on using the Boardcrafting vector source files to make his own boards. He recently sent me some photos of the results. You can see he’s using birch that is a little thicker than … Continue reading

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Video of a custom color Catan set

The guys over at Signs for Success used some Boardcrafting vector art (for sale here) and a lot of their own expertise and ingenuity to create some great custom, full-color, wooden Settlers of Catan boards. It looks like they were … Continue reading

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Prototyping a Laser-Cut Catan Water Tile

I used up some of the scrap wood I had lying around today. After having a lot of fun playing around with tesselated patterns in Inkscape (Edit->Clone->Create Tiled Clones) I tried some of them out on the laser cutter.

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It’s Catan Tips! Gambits!

Many people say that the most important move in Catan happens before any player even takes a turn. And I don’t speak of the pre-game staredown or the poisoning of your opponent’s drink with iocane powder. Laying those first two … Continue reading

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Dan’s Catan Stand / Marketing Thoughts

Dan, who I blogged about previously, has created another iteration of his CNC routered Catan board. This one is up for sale on eBay, get it while it’s hot: Dan’s eBay auction I’ve tested the waters of eBay before, and … Continue reading

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