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10/27/2011 11:42 am ET | Updated Dec 27, 2011

Settlers Of Catan Board Game Turned Into A Book (VIDEO)

The Settlers of Catan is one of the most popular board games of recent times. It's a kind of trading and resource allocation game where each player tries to get a certain number of settlements and cities on the board (which represents the island of Catan), in order to win.

Hugely popular, it's generated a number of spin-off board games and video games - and now it's a novel.

Originally published in Germany (where Catan was created), the book was written by Rebecca Gablé - among other things, one of Neil Gaiman's German translators.

The book goes on sale on November 15th, published by Amazon's imprint AmazonCrossing. See below for the book's trailer, released today:

This is the first game-to-book adaptation we can think of. But what books do you think would make great board games? Let us know in the comments!

Flickr photo by Brian Uhreen