Packers Pack Games Stores as Green Bay Settles Catan.

According to Sports Illustrated, the city of Green Bay has caught Catan Fever. Justin Perillo, tight end for the Green Bay Packers, commented in a radio interview in December that the team enjoyed playing Settlers of Catan together. Gnome Games, a local game store, has reported that people have started coming in droves to pick up a copy of Settler for themselves. According to a Wall Street Journal article about the Packers of Catan, the team began playing because Green Bay lacks many things to do in town.

jessm Jess: I may be in the minority here, but I am not a huge fan of the game (Catan, not football). I much prefer the Rivals for Catan which is a 2-player only game based on Settlers. That said, I’m super excited to see an entire town embrace a board game with such fervidity and I absolutely love the juxtaposition of sports and board games. I wonder if someone will start making ‘Touchdown for sheep?’ t-shirts…

You can join the Packers crazy and pick up a copy of Settlers of Catan here, or try out my preferred version Rivals for Catan.

 

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