Ever wanted to pay a 4 person chess? Well here is a German solution for you “Settlers of Catan”. Published in 1995, this territorial expansion game combines strategy, alliances and negotiations with luck/dice. Unlike ‘Risk’, this board game does not have wars and leverages primarily on planning and the dynamics with 3 other competitors. While most games have 7 as the lucky number, all hell breaks loose due to 7. The robbers destroy future resources, cards need to be discarded and one of your cards might even get stolen. What I like the most about this game is the random nature of the board. Each game play is unique with a uniquely different island being formed.