Four different players are represented on the above Settlers of Catan map. Jelmer won. The settlements, cities and road in blue utterly obliterated any chance that the rest of us had of expanding. You can see our puny efforts in red, white and orange.
With the right kind of eyes, you can also identify the bitter battle, that took place before Jelmer made it to ten points, thus winning the game.
Down at the bottom, Jethraw's road - in orange - cut straight across mine in white. I couldn't build onto the port to gain an advantage there. Jelmer (blue) and Robin (red) then hemmed me in, stopping me spreading in any other direction.
But it was quid pro quo. My white settlement on the grain port prevented Robin from building the same.
The final desperate struggle to stop Jelmer winning can also be seen in the center of the board. That group of people, positioned on the 11, were there to rob him two-fold. The player who placed them there was able to steal resources from Jelmer's inventory, and as long as the robbers remained on that spot, he was unable to draw grain to replenish his stock.
Settlers of Catan is all about tactics, and colonizing the most precious positions on the map. May the best gamer win!