A Practice Run for COP21: Games Evening (Spieleabend) - Catan: Oil Springs

Event Date: 
September 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Washington

This December, the world’s leaders are going to try to hash out a climate change agreement in Paris (COP21). Negotiations over fossil fuel use and economic growth are a tricky business—whether worldwide, or even when limited to just the island of Catan!

Join us for a game of Catan: Oil Springs, the climate scenario for everyone’s favorite German board game (Settlers of Catan by Klaus Teuber) and try your hand at negotiating the climatic fate of your fellow settlers of Catan.

Catan: Oil Springs incorporates a new resource (oil) and new rules and in the process demonstrates the difficult realities of climate change negotiations. Learn the rules and play the scenario with the designers, Erik Assadourian of the Worldwatch Institute and Ty Hansen.

The game has been translated into 8 languages and rules will be available in all of these languages in case you want to make the night feel more like the Paris Conference of the Parties.

For more on the scenario, rules, and downloadable components, visit the Catan website given below.

Drinks and snacks will be offered. Please note: arrival by 7:30pm is suggested to ensure sufficient playing time. (Rules will be explained from 7-7:30.)

More information on the Goethe Institute website.

Tickets $5. RSVP to rsvp@washington.goethe.org.

For our planning purposes, please indicate in your e-mail if you can bring along a version of the original Settlers of Catan. Extra scenario rules and playing pieces for the variation will be provided. All players will receive a free Catan: Oil Springs expansion.