The award winning game of discovery, settlement and trade.
Catan (aka Settlers of Catan) is now considered a classic. Each player begins with 2 settlements and a road leading away from each of these settlements. Settlements are placed at connections between hex tiles representing 1 of 5 resources. Each turn dice are rolled and resources are earned by hexes with the corresponding number. Use the resources to buy roads, settlements, cities, and development cards. Trading is a big part of the game. The active player can offer trades to other players and can make trades with the bank. Occupying a port can make those trades with the bank even more enticing.
In Catan, the lucky #7 is not so lucky. Roll a seven and anyone holding more than 7 cards must give half back to the bank. The player who rolled the seven then places a Robber on a hex of their choice and takes a resource card from the player whose settlement or city is on that hex. The Robber remains on the hex stopping the production of its resource until another 7 is rolled and it is moved.
Points are gained throughout the game and in a variety of ways. Settlements placed are worth 1 point each and placed cities are worth 2 points each. Having the largest army is worth 2 more points. Constructing the longest road will give you 2 additional points. The 1st player to reach 10 points wins the game and is The Ruler of Catan.
We have an open copy of Catan and Catan: Explorers & Pirate Expansion available in our Store Demo Library for you come in and try out.
Add Ons (not included but available):
5-6 Player Extension
There are slight rule modifications that allow for the 5-6 player game to not get bogged down.
Catan: Seafarers Expansion (1997)
Adds “gold” tiles, addition water, a pirate, and ships.
Cities & Knights Expansion (1998)
Adds Commodity and Progress cards, metropolises, event die, knights and barbarians.
Adds a set of 4 variants and 5 linkable scenarios. The game includes knights, barbarians, bridges,
camels, wagons and more.
Catan: Explorers & Pirate Expansion (2013)
This expansion really changes up the look and play of the base game.
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