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12 Awesome Tabletop Games For Beginners

By Matt Heckler Apr 9, 2014

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Settlers of Catan

For those who want to graduate from property games like Monopoly to something a bit more for the nerds among us, there is Settlers of Catan. At the beginning of the game, you pick certain locations to build your bases, and based on dice rolls you receive the resources necessary to be a better settler. If you want to add a little bit more, there are expansions like the one pictured that add crazed barbarians who will mess your stuff up because… well, why not? A classic game for a reason, Settlers of Catan is a great game for anyone who wants to see what all this tabletop gaming is about.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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