Do you want to make a great centerpiece for your board game sessions? Do you ever look at the surface of your game table and think it’s a little plane? Do you love Settlers of Catan, but sometimes wish it could be a bit less Euclidean? Then wrap your head around this…
This Instructable will show you how to make your very own Catanosphere, so you can have mind-bending battles of territorial expansion over a whole new environment. It’s designed to work with a standard Settlers of Catan game set, and you won’t have to sacrifice any of your pieces to make it. You will, however, need to attach a few magnets to the pieces. OK, actually a few hundred magnets, but I think it’s worth it.
For my brother-in-law’s birthday this year, we decided to mix two of his favorite things — Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones. Instead of printing out flat hexes, we created individualized three dimensional hexes of each resource (although we actually changed brick to gold, and modified ore into iron). The Game of Thrones aspect came in with switching the building cost cards to match major houses of Westeros, altering knight cards to dragon cards, and changing victory point cards to match ASOIAF events and locations. We also added a GoT themed cards to the mix, to add a greater sense of gain and loss to the game. The desert has been changed to Beyond the Wall, with the robber now being a white walker.
This was a labor of love, for my wife’s brother, as well as our nerdy obsessions with Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones.
This game will not be sold or used for profit. All rights of the properties and art sourced in the project still belong to the respective owners. Photos will be removed at the request of the respective owners.
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