Well, if you've found this, you undoubtedly know about the game Settlers of Catan. This is my rendition of the game. Restyled and re-designed in an American Old West theme, this game plays with the exact same rules, set up, and strategies as the original. HOWEVER, there are NO cards (everything is made from wood. There are tokens instead of cards (for your resources) and the Development cards are cut from wood. Everything is themed in OLD WEST motifs, language, and style.
This set includes:
The Board is laser engraved and cut, and made from Oak and Birch. Measures 18" around
The box is segmented, to fit all the pieces, and is made from Oak. The board is hinged to the box as the lid.
The Development cards match the original game in quantity and affect, but in this version, are themed as old western and made from wood.
There are 2 special wooden cards for longest road and biggest Posse.
There are 4 price cards also made from wood.
There are 4 color keyed boxes which hold all the buildings and roads, and during game play the development cards, price cards and special cards. These boxes, roads, and houses are all dyed wood in four different colors.
There are 4 full sets of roads, outposts, and towns made from dyed wood.
The resources in this version of the game (Gold, Whiskey, Guns, Lumber, and Horses) are tokens instead of cards, and are laser engraved, and stained the same color as their corresponding tiles.
There is a segmented box to hold all five of the different resources.
There is a full set of 19 different tiles. 4 each of; Tack and Feed (Produces horses), Saloon (whiskey), Bank (gold), Armory (guns), Hardware store (lumber) and 1 Sheriffs (instead of the desert)
There are 18 numbered tiles
There are 9 Trading post tiles (like the harbors)
There are 2 laser engraved dice (they are kinda large and more decorative than practical, so you can use them, but you might find regular dice work better)
And there is the Bandit (outlaw.) He is a laser cut gunslinger, made from Walnut, on a cherry base which is inlaid with a real Colt .45 case, and cast in resin.
This board took me almost 40 hours just to design, and making it is about 3 weeks worth of work, but it is truly an amazing game, and beautifully rendered with the theme throughout.
So put on your chaps, spurs, and cowboy hat, saddle up, and play this awesome game with friends and family to see who can conquer the old west!!!
If you are interested in a DIFFERENT themed Settlers of Catan game, let me know. I would love to design more, and make them for you. For instance, some ideas I had:
Game of Thrones
Dystopian Future (Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, etc.)
Lord of the Rings
Rock 'n Roll
St. Patricks Day
Comic book heros
Big game Hunter...
Use your imagination, and send me a message, and I can see what I we can come up with.
Payment is pretty easy through Etsy, so this is straight forward. If we work together on an idea, I'd be more than happy to create a private listing for you. Custom work, once agreed upon, will require payment before physical work can begin. Most items take about 2 weeks to make, although some of the bigger and more elaborate products can take up to a month. If you are unsure, or want an estimate on production times, send me a message and I can let you know!!!
I ship almost exclusively through USPS, although occasionally use UPS for larger or more delicate items. I always include the insurance on items to make sure that if your item is damaged in transit, we are both covered (since the items offered are one of a kind, and hand made, I don't have the option to just grab another off the shelf to send.)
Also, the cost of shipping and handling of "FREE SHIPPING" items will NOT be refunded in the case of a return. This expense is included into the cost of the item, and, since USPS does not reimburse me if you purchase something, and send it back to me, I do not reimburse the expenses (included into the price of the items with "free shipping") to buyers. If you would like to know exactly what I pay for shipping, in the case of a return, please feel free to ask me.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
These items are all made to order, and details will be worked out exactly before work begins. Once work has begun, changes cannot be made (again, handmade so pretty impossible to un-cut wood). If something is damaged or lost in shipping, that is what the shipping insurance if for. Almost all items are wood, so excessive duress can and will break them. Also, wood has many variations in regards to color, grain, and appearance, so yours will NOT look exactly like examples, however, I will do my best to make them as close as possible. I advise you to treat them as precious custom heirloom quality pieces. If something does happen, I can advise on repairs, but considering the nature of these items, returns, and refunds, for broken items is not possible. If you order something, and it doesn't work, because you didn't read the description (ie. You order full size grips, but you own a compact gun) no returns will be accepted. If you have questions whether something will work, please ask. Custom designed items cannot be canceled or refunded once work has begun.
Most of my items are wood. There are, of course, some variances between different pieces of wood, even within the same board. I will always try my best to make the best looking piece for my customer. Sometimes I will search out a board with almost no grain, or a piece with a lot of grain. I will often design specifically with the grain in mind. That being said, yours will not look exactly like the pictured items. It will however, be amazing. When referencing grips, I will use many terms. Most are industry standard, however, if you are unsure, please feel free to send me a message. For instance, 1911 compact grips are 2 11/16" from the center of the top grip screw to the center of the bottom grip screw, and 1911 full size is 3 1/16" center of screw to center of screw. Ambi is short for ambidextrous safety. Magwell means your gun has a flared magazine well.
Also, if you have a RIA (RockIslandArmory) 1911, please be aware, your chances of needing to do modifications are much higher than if you have any other 1911. RIA is notoriously NOT a mil-spec 1911; they use a lot of non-spec parts, and are very low on quality control/consistency. If you have questions, please let me know.