Klaus Teuber, the creator of the widely popular board game Catan, has passed away at the age of 70 after a short illness, according to a statement from his family. Originally known as The Settlers of Catan when it was first introduced in 1995, the game has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. Teuber never imagined the game would become so successful, but he eventually left his job as a dental technician in 1998 to focus on developing Catan as a family business. In the wake of the pandemic, sales of the game soared as families turned to board games for entertainment during quarantine. The Catan studio team has urged fans to honor Teuber’s memory by being kind to one another and pursuing their creative passions fearlessly.