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What Now?

23/02/2011 1 comment

So as of December, I finished my mathematical analysis and presented it to the Math faculty and all of that.

So now what? Do I leave this blog to vanish into the depths of the internet, never to impart Settlers knowledge to anyone again? Well, I’ve been analyzing Settlers strategy based on the statistics I took and based on economic principles. Now that the mathematical analysis has been submitted for grading, I can delve into some of the more complex economic situations that the game presents.

I’ll get into that a little more later (I need to brush up on my playing so I can talk about things correctly), but for now, I’ll share a short story that indicates the importance of  knowing the economics of Settlers in trying to optimize strategy. Read more…

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Games and Economics


  1. I’ve always been interested in board games. I’ve played them all of my life, and Settlers of Catan has been a longtime favourite game.
  2. I’ve always been interested in economics. I’ve investigated it almost all of my life, and Settlers of Catan has been a longtime favourite subject.

I’m currently researching and optimizing strategies for Settlers of Catan, or, as I like to call it, developing Settlers Game Theory. Read more…

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