The best way to pay homage to our favorite table-top games is to rebuild them as giant platters of our favorite foods, obviously.
Whipping up a clever and appealing board of munchies is no easy task, though. The strategy involved in the construction (or deconstruction) of the perfect geek-treat tray requires a certain level of dedication on the maker’s part and, preferably, an easily translatable universe on the game designer’s end. Understanding how to piece together attractive color palettes and interesting geometric designs doesn’t hurt either.
The challenge seems like a perfect one for fans of The Settlers of Catan multiplayer board game. Who else would be better prepared to barter and acquire all the necessary ingredients to design and then build an intricate arrangement of tasty edibles than these table top role players?
Lucky for them, Chris-Rachael Oseland’s upcoming Wood For Sheep: The Unauthorized Settlers Cookbook, offers hundreds of cooking strategies for putting together that perfectly hexagonal settlement-inspired spread.
Check out these tasty looking food boards perfect for your comic-con pre-gaming and after parties based on Oseland’s crafty recipes, courtesy of Kitchen Overlord.
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In this bread board of a Catan settlement, mountains are represented by chocolate bread topped with toasted hazelnuts, forest by basil pesto bread, pastures by jalapeno cornbread, hills by maraschino cherry bread, and fields by banana bread.
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Bakers can use a 19-hole "honeycomb" pull-apart cake pan to generate this colorful and sweet board.
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This board is a mix of mountains made of raisins and figs, hills of roasted red bell pepper hummus, fields of pita, cucumber pastures, keema forests, and a tzaziki desert in the middle.
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Cookbook author Chris-Rachael Oseland recommends you use octagonal cookie cutters to create these delicious pot-pies. Eat them while you're playing the Battlestar Galactica board game, and add a cherry tomato to one and find the Cylon among you.
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This all-American map incorporates meatloaf as the main course, with sides of corn, peas, and asparagus. (forest).
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This mozerella board is based on the gameplay element of sheep, bricks, wood, and grain.
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According to Kitchen Overlord, this map is "made with fresh watermelon and raspberry balsamic vinegar hills, lentil salad mountains, fields of cantaloupe mixed with pineapple and banana, forests of green beans dressed in lemon juice and herbs, and pastures of minty, lime laced honeydew, cantaloupe and green grapes." The blue icing sweet rolls represent the oceans.
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This waffle board includes bananas foster fields for the perfect brunch plate.
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The nacho-inspired board is a good alternative to fighting over what toppings you and your friends want on your game night pizza.