The Hex Based tile system. Its serves itself really well in some board game which have unit management and battles
A user on the LEGO Cuusoo forum uploaded his creation of a LEGO Settlers of Catan board game.
Laser Cut Settlers of Catan Board = Best Christmas Gift Ever
Instructions to make a wood burned Settlers of Catan game.
Simple Settlers of Catan Insert
beautifully done hand made settlers of catan game board