Sometimes a game is about building things up instead of tearing through monsters. The Settlers of Catan and other territory building board games are a prime example. These games focus on control of territory and making the most of your resources. Balancing growth and efficiency is often a path to victory, but some games focus more on growth than others. Stay focused on your strategy, but beware of potential encroachers on your territory and other players derailing your best-laid plans for victory.