In The Settlers of Catan, now called Catan as of 2015, players try to be the dominant force on the 19-terrain hex isle of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads.
For Both New & Experienced Gamers
Object of the Game
Goal:The first player to reach 10 victory points wins the game.
You begin the game with two settlements and two roads. Each settlement is worth 1 victory point. To gain additional victory points, you must build new roads and settlements or upgrade settlements to cities. Each city is worth 2 victory points. Some Development Cards award victory points. Special cards for the Longest Road and the Largest Army also award victory points.
To build or upgrade, use the resources you acquire on your turn.
Each player's turn consists of 3 phases:
The five productive terrain types are:
Hills = Brick (4, 5, 8)
Pasture = Wool (12, 10, 10, 9)
Mountains = Ore (6, 3, 5)
Fields = Wheat (9, 11, 8, 2)
Forest = Lumber (11, 3, 4, 6)
The desert produces nothing and does not contain a number.
In addition to the above resources, you may collect and play Development Cards.
Basic information for this game is provided here to be used as a guide and may differ from the game box recommendations. These ratings are based on averages from thousands of players in the gaming community.
The Complexity rating is comprised of a combination of attributes related to game-play difficulty and game rule understanding. The scale ranges from 1 to 5, with 1 = easy and 5 = difficult.
3 - 4; Best = 4
60 - 120 minutes
Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Modular Board, Route & Network Building, Trading
A strategic family game using negotiation skills
Psalm 8: The Lord's glory and man's dignity
Natural resources used in production and building; Decision-tree analysis; Probability and outcome; Competitive negotiation
How to Play
Settlers of Catan
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