Build, develop, farm, grow and settle a brave new world of Catan. Become the greatest civilisation of the land and outplay your rivals!
Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be CATAN! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of CATAN: the race to settle the island has begun!
Setup includes randomly placing large hexagonal tiles in a honeycomb shape and surrounding them with water tiles, some of which contain ports of exchange. Each player is given two settlements and roads which are, in turn, placed on intersections and borders of the resource tiles. Players collect a hand of resource cards based on which hex tiles their last-placed house is adjacent to.
A turn consists of possibly playing a development card, rolling the dice, everyone collecting resource cards based on the roll and position of houses unless a 7 is rolled, turning in resource cards for improvements, trading cards at a port, and trading resource cards with other players. If a 7 is rolled, the active player moves the robber to a new hex tile and steals resource cards from other players who have built structures adjacent to that tile.
Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road and the largest army, and gathering certain development cards that simply award victory points. When a player has gathered 10 points, he announces his total and claims the win.
Game time: 60-120 minutes