Saturday, May 8, back by popular demand, the Game Loft iwill offer an opportunity to learn and play one of the most in-depth board games of all time, Settlers of Catan.

The Game Loft’s resident Catan expert, Nikky Boyington, will moderate a Catan tournament from noon to 6 p.m. using collector’s edition 3-D versions of Catan. The gamet will be played using the original Catan rules, and the tournament will be conducted in a Swiss-style format, using points. Participants of all ages and experience levels will have the opportunity to use a combination of skill and the luck of the dice to develop resources and build empires.

The game is open to the public, all ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. There is a $5 admission fee; prizes will be awarded, and proceeds benefit the Game Loft. Walk-ins welcome; for more information, contact the Game Loft at 338-6447 or by e-mail at thegameloft@spurwink.org.

The Game Loft provides an environment where young people are guided to become caring, competent, confident, contributing and connected adults. The Loft is open Monday-Thursday, 2-6 p.m. and Friday 2-8:30 p.m. All programs are free and open for young people age 18 and under. The Game Loft can now also recruit and direct individuals interested in 4-H programs. For more information visit thegameloft.org or call 338-6447.

The Game Loft is a program of Spurwink Services.