One of the first board games that we played over and over was Settlers of Catan. We got a lot of enjoyment out of that game, but the more we played it, the more frustrated we got with how random the game could be. We almost always played with the random board, but the initial city spots could vary so much in quality that picking first could be enough to win the game. But even more frustrating than the randomness of the board was the randomness of the dice. It seemed like some games we would roll three sixes for every eight. In others we would have long streaks of fours or tens that could win the game for the player on those tiles.
I’d like to eventually add the fair board builder. But for that I will probably try to learn the HTML5 canvas. We also don’t play Settlers as much as we used to, so that isn’t a very high priority right now.