I wrote this a week ago and kept thinking I posted it, I didn't, so after waiting for something you didn't even know you wanted, I give you: Catan
I’m playing around with Caddie’s full name being Cameron, because Caroline just doesn’t really fit her (and I love the Gallagher Girls)
“Okay people,” Saylor crashed a box right in front of where I was sitting on the living room floor.
“What?” Lily looked up from her dolls.
“Gesundheit,” Cameron said from where she was sitting on the arm of the couch. Just like Saylor’s always telling us not to do.
“Get off the arm of the couch,” Saylor rolled her eyes and pulled the lid off of what appeared to be a board game box.
“What’s Catan?” Lily asked.
“You’ll see.” Saylor said. She was trying to be mysterious. Keyword: trying.
“Yeah, I’m gonna play soccer in the park, Cass, you coming?” Cameron opened the front door and was almost out when Saylor said, “Nope, get back in here.”
“Sayyyylorr,” she groaned.
“I’m FaceTiming Macy,” Lily was already halfway up the stairs with her dolls.
“Macy and everyone who’s not Nathan and Scarlett are at Savannah’s volleyball game.”
Lily glared at Saylor but marched back down the stairs.
“What is Catan exactly?” Elliot hadn’t even looked up from her phone.
“A game we’re going to play, now sit down and choose a color.”
“I want black, I’m in mourning of a perfectly good day,” Cameron plopped down on the floor.
“It’s gray and it’s supposed to rain in fifteen minutes,” I said.
“Not helpful Penelope.”
“EVERYBODY! Sit down and pay attention!!”
So everybody sat down and we gave our full attention. Didn’t we Caddie? *stares at Cameron*
“How do we play?” Elliot sighed.
"Starting at the beginning-” “That’s a very good place to start,” Cassidy half-sung.
“-Everybody choose a color.”
I got white, Cass got blue, Lily took purple, Elliot claimed green, Saylor got red, and Caddie actually ended up with black.
Saylor set up the board because she didn’t think any of us could have done it right. She was probably right.
“Cassidy, you have my pieces!” Lily exclaimed, grabbing Cassidy’s pieces.
“No I don’t,” Cassidy grabbed them back, “You took purple.”
“Na-ah, I said I wanted blue!”
“But I already claimed blue, so you took purple.”
“No I didn’t!”
“Yes, Lily, you did,” I sighed.
“Ok people! Everyone starts with two settlements on the board, and a road coming from each.”
“Why only one?” Cameron is very... sarcastic? That's not the word... when she’s annoyed.
“Because that’s what the rules say,” Saylor said.
“Eloise rule #6: Break rules that deserve to be broken. Who cares what the rules say?”
“Just put a road next to each of your houses!”
“I thought they were called settlements.” I said.
“They are called settlements.”
“But you just called them houses.”
She stared at me.
So we each put a road next to our settlements.
“There are five resources. Wood, ore, wheat, brick, and wool.”
“If I decide to become vegan does that mean I don’t have to play?” Elliot asked.
“Nope. Everybody take one resource card from every resource your second settlement is touching. Lily, you go first and we’ll learn as we play.”
“Why the second settlement?”
Elliot and I rolled our eyes at the same time.
“Wait, what are those cards for?” Cassidy asked, pointing to the navy blue stack by Saylor.
“Oh, these are bonus cards, you can buy them with certain resources like roads and villages and settlements. They give you extra points.”
“Wait, what are points for?” Caddie asked.
*face palm* “That’s how we end the game. When someone has 10 points the game is over.”
“What do bonus cards do?”
“You can get extra points, or you can move the robber, or-”
“Wait, what’s the robber?”
“The robber is this piece,” Saylor held up the gray thing.
“Oh, it looks like the top of that one chess piece.” Cassidy observed.
“Great observation Cassidy.” That was Caddie if you couldn't tell.
“What else do the bonus cards do?” Lily asked.
“They can give you armies, the person who has three army cards first gets the largest army card, which also gives you points.”
“What if you believe conflicts should be solved peacefully over a cup of tea?” I asked.
“Then don’t draw the army cards,” Saylor said dryly. “Ok, Lily, roll the die.”
“Wait, I thought it was called a dice,” Cassidy said.
“It’s both, like cactuses and cacti,” I told her.
“Wait, I thought cactuses wasn’t a word.”
“It’s the plural of cactus favored by Miriam-Websters' Dictionary, cacti is used by basically everyone else.”
“Thank you Miss Encyclopedia Brittanica.”
“You’re very welcome.”
“Lily, just roll the dice!”
“So you see the numbers laying on top of the resource pieces, every settlement touching a nine gets that resource.”
“So I get wood?”
“Then what?” Caddie asked.
“Then Lily can trade with anybody. Lily, is there any resource you want that you’ll give up another for?”
“Um... Penelope, you have brick, do you want ore for it?”
“Now Lily can build.”
“I want to build a settlement.”
“You have to have at least two roads before you can have a new settlement,” Saylor informed her.
“Why?” Caddie asked.
“You can build a road,” I said, pointing to the building reference card in the box.
“But then I won’t have enough to even trade to make a settlement. Ughh, next.”
“Next Caddie goes,” Saylor said.
“-Dual commandments, number 1-” Cassidy hummed.
“Cass, don’t start,” Cameron said.
“Saylor, how long does the game last?” I asked.
“The box said about two and a half hours.”
“That’s it! I’m going to the park!” Cammie stood up Lily and Cassidy and Elliot and I were just behind her.
“It’s raining!” Saylor called.
I opened the closet and rain boots came tumbling out.
“WhO CaREs!? Caddie yelled, closing the door behind us.
that looked a lot shorter in the word document
+Ev+ (yes @Briana_Hawthorne_15 , I have basically stolen your virtual signature)