Catan - Seafarers Expansion
Take to the seas, and expand your trade routes across the new and wide ocean
Seafarers adds some fun new elements to basic Settlers. Principally:
- A larger playfield; instead of a single large island, there are now several islands.
- Ships! These actually represent shipping routes and work almost the same as roads, except, of course, you can use them to expand onto other islands.
- Gold! Gold hex tiles are like wildcards; they produce whatever resource you feel like.
- Pirates! The pirate ship works a bit like the robber, but instead of stopping resource production, it stops ship building.
Seafarers is notably closer in rules and play-style to original Settlers than the other major expansion, Cities & Knights. Cities and Knights is much more complex, almost a different game, whereas Seafarers just feels like a few very deft tweaks to expand the original.
Game time: 90 minutes