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In Silicon Valley, Settlers Is The New Golf - Summation By Auren Hoffman

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Settlers of Catan, a hyper-social strategy board game, has become the new “in” thing in Silicon Valley. My guess is that more Silicon Valley elites play Settlers than play golf. Playable by people of any age, golf was once the king of all social games. Although viewed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a “bourgeois” form of entertainment that should be eliminated, the sport has traditionally been the go-to game for people – especially those in the business world – who enjoy socializing through recreational activities. But in Silicon Valley, golf is mostly dead.

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