A Burning Man project from 2007 by Matt Bell, the giant Settlers of Catan game now appears at various conventions and festivals. Action shots and construction pics in Matt’s Flickr set. Apparently the role of “robber” is occasionally played by a life-size cardboard cutout of a guy in a suit.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QH7HJQELOG6MJMSFSTHZMXCH44 Nathan Giardina

    The cutout “guy in a suit” robber is of George W. Bush. ;) I made it.

    • http://twitter.com/thismattbell Matt Bell

      Hi Nathan! This is Matt Bell. Also, I’m actually the co-creator. The other main creator is Julie Von Bergen. You can follow the whereabouts of the game at @giantsettlers on Twitter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Passingham/714485289 Ben Passingham

    nice work

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Candace-Carpenter/1386835740 Candace Carpenter

    My sister and I made a giant setters out of mostly felt. We sometimes take it to CA gaming conventions (it is inside only or the pieces tend to blow away). We also made matching muffin caps so everyone knows who’s who. Here’s a pic from someone playing it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10302709@N05/954680468/

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaredmoody Jared Moody

    where are the giant dice? :)