Settle in the Sukkah

Settlers of Catan Tournament
Date & Time
October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 12:01 am

Settle in the Sukkah

This is where magic happens. This is where greatness begins. This is where legends are born.

The Torah tells us to eat in the sukkah. The Torah tells us to sleep in the sukkah. The Torah tells us to pray in the sukkah. And there’s a small (katan) lesser known midrash that tells us to SETTLE in the sukkah. So that is what we will do. Sign up today for Urban Adamah’s Settlers of Catan tournament.

This tournament is limited to 81 players and is open to all ages and skill levels. Participants must already know how to play the game. Snacks and refreshments will be served. The winner will receive a bag of fresh veggies and a jar of honey from the farm.

7:00 pm – Arrival, Snacks and Shmoozing
7:30 pm – Havdalah
7:45 pm – Games Begin

Registration is $10 and is open until the tournament is full.

Tournament Rules

  • Be kind. Good sportsmanship is a must. If playing Settlers of Catan turns you into an angry werewolf sick with fiery rage, then don’t come. We are here to have fun.
  • Only the original Settlers of Catan game will be played. No expansion packs.
  • No teams. Players cannot receive outside consultation or advice from other players. However we encourage positive moral support in all forms (high fives, vocal support, smiles, etc.).
  • One loss eliminates a player from the tournament. These players are encouraged to stick around and play games with other eliminated players, however only undefeated players will officially remain in the tournament.
  • All official game rules will be followed according to the rule book accompanying the game.
  • During the game if one of the dice rolls off the table, both dice will be re-rolled.
  • “Stack Rule” – Sometimes dice do not land on a flat surface and rest at an angle and there is a dispute about whether or not the roll is valid. If this is the case, the player who rolled the dice will very carefully “stack” the second dice on top of the slanted dice. If the second dice does not slip off the slanted dice, the roll stands. If the second dice slips off, both dice must be re-rolled.
  • “Chess Rule” – Once a player places a road, settlement, city, or robber and releases their hand from contact with the game piece, that piece is fixed to the board.
  • When trading in resources players should show and announce their resources to the other players. For example if one player is trading in four wheat for one brick, that player will fan out their four wheat so that the other players can verify they are trading in the correct number of resources and say aloud “four wheat”.
  • In the event of a dispute, participants will ask the tournament organizer to make an official ruling. That ruling is final and cannot be changed.
  • Players are encouraged to stick around and watch the final game between the remaining undefeated players.