In Catan (formerly The Settlers of Catan), players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards)—wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone—to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.
Players collect resources to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.
Setup includes randomly placing large hexagonal titles in a honeycomb shape and surrounding them with water tiles, some of which contain ports of exchange.
Each player is given two settlements.
Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road, the largest army and gathering certain development cards that simply award victory points.
Recommended age: 10 & up Estimated play time: 50 - 60 Minutes Number of players: 3 - 4 Game difficulty: Slightly Advanced