Custom Settlers of Catan


Settlers of Catan is a boardgame with 3-4 players who are competing for the strongest economy by generating five different resources, which act as in-game currency. New players would often get confused by which pieces represent the different resources and would get frustrated. The goal of this project was to design my own resource pieces to eliminate this burden.

My role: UX Designer, Graphic Designer

My tools: Paper & pencil, Adobe Illustrator, laser cutter, and paint



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The problem

Settlers of Catan uses five different resources which act as in-game currency: Brick, Wood, Sheep, Ore, and Wheat. Newer players have a tendency to confuse the Sheep and Wheat because they are both represented as large open acres of fields. This simple confusion stems from the graphic design of the game tiles.

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