1. Bill Trammel plays Settlers of Catan. A lot. He fell for the phenomenally popular German board game years ago, and quickly became a rabid fan. There was just one problem: The shifting frames and tiles were an endless source of irritation. So he decided to tackle the problem by designing a board

    Here’s a look at the process of making the board — the first edition went to none other than Catan creator Klaus Teuber.