Settlers of Cattan is probably the best unknown game in the United States. I was introduced to this game by my younger brother who heard from his tutor teacher. This game is a very unique board game because every game is different. This game revolves around hexagonal shaped pieces which piece together differently each time. Each of these pieces are a certain resource that is required to build settlements and cities. The first to ten points wins the game. Since the resource pieces are different each time, it requires a different strategy each time and trading is very common. The game is very interesting and challenging while fun at the same time. The uniqueness of the game won it game of the year in both Germany and the United States. The downside of the game may be the fact that you HAVE TO HAVE three players and a maximum of four. There are expansions available but that is just extra money you have to spend. Also, since there are many different pieces invovled, you can easily lose pieces that are essential to the gameplay. Other than these issues, the game is very fun and challenging and will never get old.