New Game : The Husbeast and I used to play Settlers of Catan – Cities and Knights with a group of friend on a regular basis. I was never very good at the game itself, but the company was always fantastic – you really couldn’t ask for better people to hang out with. This year for Christmas, on a different continent and removed from former social merriment, I gave Husbeast the Settlers game, thinking we might have some friends over and enjoy gaming as we used to. While the friends part hasn’t happened yet, owing to strange schedules and a general reluctance to admit that we’re freaks who would rather talk to each other than watch the latest episode of American Superstars (yeah, yeah, you know what I mean) we’ve had a hell of a good time playing against each other so far – this one is going to keep us occupied and talking for a while.

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