Catan 3D Game Tiles

ABOUT

Settlers of Catan is one of my favorite board-games and like most tabletop games, it’s constructed with laminated cardboard. While this is sufficient to play the game, I want to due it justice but handcrafting gorgeous hexagon tiles featuring miniature landscapes frozen in time with liquid resin.

THE GAME

Before I start, I need to understand how the Settlers of Catan board works. It’s composed of 19 hexagon land tiles encompassed by six interlocking ocean tiles. The land tiles do not interlock and come in six types: wood (4), brick (4), sheep (4), wheat (3), rocks (3), and sand (1). Respectively, each type is depicted in an image as a forest, clay mine, grassy field, wheat crop, mountain, and a desert. If you look closely, each tile of the same type is slightly different which is a nice attention to detail by the game designers.
(for more info: catan.com)

Game PieceQuantityImageryShape
Logs (alias: wood)4forest / wooded areahexagon
Brick (alias: clay)4clay strip minehexagon
Sheep (alias: wool)4grassy fieldhexagon
Wheat3wheat crop fieldhexagon
Rocks3rocky mountainhexagon
Desert1sandy deserthexagon
Ocean6beach with oceanone edge of hexagon
(interlocking)

THE IDEA

Design hexagon tiles for each resource type using miniature woodland, mountains, and crops scenery.