Settlers of Catan proposal

Laura sez, "My sister, who works for how about we & is an avid gaming fan, got an amazing proposal from her now-fiance. Pete, with the help of a crafty friend, created a new development card and sat playing for 2 hours until he could purchase the 'proposal' development card and play it! (fyi, they were playing the 2 person version so there was no chance that someone other than the future bride or groom could accidentally play that card!)"

“He said, ‘I hate playing two-player Catan because I feel like I’m being really aggressive and attacking you.’ So I assumed he had a monopoly card and was going to steal my brick (a crucial game-winning resource) from me. So of course I called him an asshole and literally said ‘I can’t believe you’re about to do this.’ And then he laid down the proposal card – which I really didn’t believe he was going to do. I then dove across the board to kiss him, he managed to get the ring out, and eventually I remembered to say yes (many kisses and tears later).”

How to Propose to a ‘Settlers of Catan’ Fan [Chiara Atik/The Date Report]


  1. She only called him an ‘asshole’? Wow. Their games are /polite/. My wife called me /much/ worse when I walled in her in with roads in a 6-player game…

    1.  Make sure there are no feasible weapons in reach when you trade away all of your ore, and then play a monopoly card to get it all back.

  2. This reminds me a lot of how game designer Richard Garfield proposed to his wife Lily… right down to not remembering to cheat the card into your hand (a course I’d recommend people at least consider).

    It seems like it worked out pretty smoothly for Pete. Richard lost three games of Magic: the Gathering in a row before he even had a chance to draw the mock-up card. He was in the middle of losing the fourth game when his girlfriend asked if he wanted to concede.  “We both know there’s no white card you could pull that will let you win.” Thankfully, she wrong.

  3. This story goes some way to chase away the disgust at the cop in the miami 14 year old with puppy article.  Thank you!

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