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Starting Monday, September 10 at 8 p.m., The Fainting Goat is inviting Catan enthusiasts to come play the game at the bar and enjoy happy hour prices all night long. (File photo)
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You can play Settlers of Catan games every Monday at The Fainting Goat

What do you get when you combine Settlers of Catan, a solid bar and all-night happy hour deals? The best Monday ever, that's what!

Starting Monday, September 10 at 8 p.m., The Fainting Goat is inviting Catan enthusiasts to come play the game at the bar and enjoy happy hour prices all night long. Guests can play with an established group and BYOB (bring your own board) or come solo and RSVP for a spot on another team's board by emailing patrick@faintinggoatdc.com. Trust me, Catan friends are the truest kinds of friends, so don't be afraid to come solo and make some new friends!

Fan-favorite dishes like goat cheese fondue, duck wings and crab croquettes (served Maryland style with old bay aioli) will be on the menu. Wash it all down with specially-crafted Catan juice boxes with peel-off labels awarding players prizes such as free drinks or game advantage points.

In case you are not familiar with the game, let me convince you why you should love it explain. Settlers of Catan (often referred to as just "Catan" or "Settlers") is a German board game invented in 1995 by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag. For the basic set-up, you need three-four players, but you can play with two, five or six players with various expansion packs. Players act as colonists on the island of Catan and use resources (brick, wood, wheat, sheep and ore) to build settlements and cities across the board in order to gain 10 victory points; settlements are worth one victory point and cities are worth two. If you're smart, you'll learn to make savvy resource trades with other players to gain the resources you need. Players often have opportunities to thwart other players, so the competition can get fierce.

In case anyone is looking for me every Monday night from here until eternity, you know where I'll be -- come take me on if you dare!

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