Company behind ‘Settlers of Catan’ actually made the fake board game from ‘Parks and Recreation’

The Cones of Dunshire is every Parks and Recreation fan’s favorite made-up board game, but it turns out wildly complex game isn’t quite as fictional as we all thought. Mayfair Games, the publishers of German board game favorite Settlers of Catan, worked with the show’s producers to design the basic version of Cones used in season six. And now a fleshed-out version of the game as been played in real life. A total of 33 players partook in some Cones action earlier this month at the Gen Con gaming conference in Indianapolis as part of a charity event that raised over $ 20,000.

In the world of Parks and Rec, resident nerd (and huge Settlers fan) Ben Wyatt first came up with the game during a misspent week between jobs. Mayfair Games worked…

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