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Star Trek 2019 - Photos

Below are various photos from the newly released Star Trek reprint. Each photo is displayed at a smaller size, but right click and go view image and you can see the full 1200px wide image.

Front and Back

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Collectible Japanese Catan sets

I collect English and German Catan sets. Elsewhere on this site I think I even say I have no intnetion of collecting other languages as there are just too many of them.

Therefore it was a surprise this week to buy three Japanese sets all on the same day.

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The earliest commercial Catan set

95diesiedlervoncatan frontThis week I have added two new items to my collection.

1995 - Franckh-Kosmos 1st Edition

The first, and most important, is a set of Catan by "Franckh-Kosmos" from 1995. This was the very first set of "Die Siedler Von Catan" released commercially and predates the winning of the 1995 SdJ Game of the Year award that appears on later reprints.

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My New COOLEST item in my collection

Today I received in the post two autographed Catan postcards signed by the great man himself. These are the first items in my collection signed by Klaus Teuber and I am especially proud of the Seafarers card as it is personalised. Thank you Mr Teuber for taking the time to do this.

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Something for my collection... in the future

Through a message board I was advised that Catan will soon be releasing new floor versions of my favourite game.

While photos were posted of a few trial versions, below is the game I am wanting to add to my collection. I can't think of anything better than a sunny day, a few drinks and a game of Catan on the lawn.


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