Catan is one of my favorite games, however like most board games they can be messy. Resource cards piled sloppily across the table. City, roads, and villages strewn willy-nilly, and hex tiles that simply will not behave themselves and stay where they belong. The OCD in me is starting to hate this game! Which is what compelled me to design a more friendly "interlocking" version of all the wandering components. I actually enjoy setting up the game now knowing that even a 6.0 earthquake is not going to freak me out! Well maybe just a little bit, the table might tip over!