Settlers of Catan, the strategy board game, will have its first intramural sports tournament on April 27 – 28.
Todd Rogers, director of intramural and club sports, said a survey was sent out last fall to give new intramural options for students. Catan was the second most popular choice chosen.
The most popular choice was spikeball, which already had its first intramural tournament in March.
Rogers said the objective is to score points by gathering resources or building infrastructures, such as cities and roads. The first player to get 10 points wins the game.
On the official Catan website, the creator of the game is named Klaus Teuber. The game “is available in over 39 languages and has sold over 27 million units worldwide since 1995,” said the website.
If the game becomes popular, then it will continue to be offered as an intramural sport and other similar alternatives will be looked at, Rogers said.
Rogers said the tournament will be running on a bracket. There will be four people in each game. Whoever wins will advance to the next round and keep playing until there is a final winner.
Zachary Casey, graduate theology major from Fort Collins, Colorado, is the assistant director of intramural sports.
“I think we’re very excited about it,” Casey said.
Casey said most intramural sports appeal to the athletic types. Casey thinks involving other skills besides athleticism to this game is exciting.
He hopes Catan “appeals to a different kind of population of people” at ACU.
The official Catan website is www.catan.com.