In Settlers of Catan, players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber ,bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials. Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins. This version of Settlers of Catan board game is the 4th US Edition, English Language.
4th Edition FAQ on the Mayfair site, follow this link.
Mayfair Games, Inc. is the proud publisher of the English-language versions of Klaus Teuber’s acclaimed Catan series of board games, card games, game expansions, and accessories. The award-winning Catan family of board games and card games comprise one of the world’s most enjoyable and best-selling game lines. Start with The Settlers of Catan. The Catan series is one of the best-selling and most widely played game lines ever developed. Over 11 million Catan games have been sold since the brand’s debut in 1995. Millions of people will testify that it is one of the greatest games ever! Then try one, or even combine, its many expansions. Some let you explore new aspects of the game. Others let you add more players.
The Board Game of the Year in Germany (Spiel des Jahres), the U.S, and a host of other countries, The Settlers of Catan is a classic, stand-alone board game for 3-4 players. You journey to the unsettled wilds of the grand new world known as Catan. It’s an exciting frontier, one rich in opportunity. No place could be more perfect for casual adventure. Compete with your opponents to discover and settle the choicest lands and seaports. Gather resources, trade with friends and foes, and build roads and settlements—all in a quest to be master of Catan.
Catan is a little different every time you visit. You’ll always find it a land full of intrigue and surprise. Careful trade and clever building are your keys to success. Plenty of fast-paced player interaction is guaranteed. Win or lose, adventure always awaits in Catan!
Over the last 12 years, Catan has evolved to become more than merely a game. Today, Catan stands for a worldwide community of people, who enjoy engaging in fun, constructive and socially interactive entertainment. Mayfair's re-launch of the Catan line is a celebration of this vision! It is furthermore a tribute to all the people, who enjoy the world of Catan and have thereby supported Mayfair Games in pursuing it's passion of publishing games! We hope you enjoy the new face and feel of the Catan line of games!
I remember when I first sat down to play this, I thought it was going to be boring, but I was dead wrong! This is now my alltime favourite board game! I would recommend it to anyone!
Posted by: Mister Alex (43 reviews)
Date: 2008/10/15 Time: 7:41pm
"Never settle for less than Catan!" One of the few games I will recommend to practically anyone who will listen. An essential building block to any game collection, the flexibility of design and variety of strategies provide something to get everyone hooked, be they young or old, "casual" or "serious" players, master tacticians or skilful negotiators. The seemingly limitless combinations of Catan maps - even before you start adding expansions - ensure this game will always remain fresh with new challenges. If you've never branched out from the old guard of Monopoly, Clue, Risk and the like, you owe it to yourself to let Settlers of Catan show you what a board game can really do.