I love the game settlers. But I never bought it because I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money. I grew up on whatever games we could find at the thrift store and cash has always been tight, so there were other things to spend it on. Besides, whoever I ended up playing with already had one! Eventually I decided to build my own because “it would be cheaper”. It was not. I probably spent more than had I bought it at the mall. But you ain’t gonna find this at the thrift store!
Everything is made from birch hardwood. I woodburned designs and stained them different colors with a weather-resistant deck stain. I added magnets to the ends of the border pieces to snap the whole thing together. The cards come from the Settlers manufacturer, you can buy a replacement set.