Catan at V&A Museum of Childhood Saturday, March 18

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Saturday 18 March
10.00-17.00
£7 per person
3 rounds with 4 players per table,
Ages 8 to Adult

MSO is organizing a Catan Tournament that is open to everyone at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three players of the event, and the winner will also receive a complimentary ticket (worth £120) to this year’s Mind Sports Olympiad.

We encourage you to also visit the museum’s excellent and free exhibit entitled Game Plan: BoardGames Revisited, which will be open that day and includes more than 100 objects and features games from around the world ranging from ancient games such as Senet to contemporary games including several versions of Catan.

The venue’s address is:
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
United Kingdom

Settlers of Catan Highlights

The 2014 Mind Sports Olympiad began on Sunday August 17th with an attendance of over 120 competitors in a morning session that included Chess 960, Scrabble, Backgammon, Stratego and Settlers of Catan. 

38 players competed in the Settlers of Catan tournament, which was won by former Pentamind World Champion Demis Hassabis.

On the closest gameboard on bottom left starting from left to right: Demis Hassabis (gold), Martin Hobemagi (junior gold), James Heppell (silver)

On the closest gameboard on bottom left starting from left to right: Demis Hassabis (gold), Martin Hobemagi (junior gold), James Heppell (silver)

Demis’ 5 year old son, Arthur, won the silver junior medal followed by his 7 year old brother, Alex, winning the bronze Junior medal.

Arthur Hassabis (age 5) wins the Silver Junior Medal in Settlers of Catan

The Heppell family was also well represented with James Heppell winning Silver followed by his mom Madeline winning Bronze.
Madeline Heppel won the Bronze Medal in Settlers of Catan

Madeline Heppel won the Bronze Medal in Settlers of Catan

The evening session featured Blitz Chess, 7 Card Stud, Kaluki and Diplomacy. There’s lots more planned for this week. Come along (it’s free for spectators) and join the fun!