Project 52: Catan Double Date

This was Nathan’s week to plan our date, so can you guess what we did?  Yep, it involved a game!  We played a great game of Catan with two of our friends – Brian and Diana.

My lovely husband is the one making the crazy face on the left.

Nathan and I had been feeling a bit out of touch with our friends lately.  After being in Vancouver for 2 years, we felt a bit like everyone had their own routines, and we were too slow to create some good ones of our own upon moving back here, with the wedding planning and everything.  Anyways, we both really want to make an effort to connect with friends, and I think this was a pretty good night for that!

Neither Brian nor Diana had played Catan before, but they picked it up pretty quickly.  Maybe they’ll win next time ;-)  For today, it was me!

I love this game because it doesn’t have to be too competitive.  I often struggle with games against Nathan because the logical Engineer side of him has to always be thinking about strategy and the “best” way to do things.  However, with Catan, you can plod along in your own little world and still end up doing OK, or at least feeling like you’re doing well!  Just never ever play the 2-player version (there’s an extension for that).  I think I cried when Nathan and I decided to give it a shot.  Wow, him against me in a battle for the win wasn’t as fun as regular Catan.

Hopefully we can have these two over for game times again.  It made for a fun and relaxing night.

Now, take a look at Simply Modern Mom’s site and her Project 52: Date Night project that she started.  You can browse all the dates that others have done as well.

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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5 Responses to Project 52: Catan Double Date

  1. Date night with friends is always great.

  2. Shauna says:

    It’s fun. You get to connect with the friends and your honey!

  3. tiffany says:

    i like the new layout of your site! and i love catan! i played that a lot in college. and my nathan is similar to your husband, always taking forever trying to strategize. thanks for sharing and we’ll see you next week!
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

  4. Shauna says:

    Gotta love our analytical tech type boys :-)

  5. Cher says:

    oooh…we LOVE Catan… somehow, hubby always ends up as the LORD of Catan, though. :( makes a fun date out with friends, too.

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