Celebrating Catan's 25th Anniversary
If you live near Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, you might want to check out the latest attraction of Mainau. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the modern classic game, Catan, the island of Mainau built a 10,000 square meter (in the United States, that would be around 108,000 square feet) Catan field in cooperation with KOSMOS Verlag from Stuttgart, where the game originated in 1995. Klaus Teuber, the designer of Catan, and his son, Benjamin, were both there to help celebrate the opening of the field.
The Catan field is open to visitors and daily games of Catan can be played on the 100-meter (~1100 square feet) play area from July 24-September 13, 11am-5pm. There is a 'desert field' that doubles as a sandpit for the little ones to dig around in as well as fields of flowers for adults to enjoy. Even though officially closing in September, the fields will remain open for a while after that so that as many as possible can continue to walk the fields and enjoy the flowers.
For further details on this 25th anniversary celebration, be sure and check here.