Catan (5th Edition) (RS)
1995 Spiel des Jahres Winner (Germany)
1995 Meeples' Choice Award (United States)
1995 Deutscher Spiele Preis Winner (Germany)
2004 Hra roku Winner (Czech Republic)
2005 Gra Roku Winner (Poland)
2011 Ludo Award Winner (Brazil)
Wildly successful and multi-award winning, Catan (5th Edition) (formerly The Settlers of Catan) has sold over 18 million copies worldwide. A socially interactive game, it is a great way to spend time with friends and family!
As new residents on the island of Catan, players compete to develop the most advanced community.
Each round, you roll dice to determine which resources the island will produce for you (wood, brick, wheat, wool, ore). You may freely bargain and exchange resources with other players - And this trade is necessary to survival! You then use these resources to build roads, settlements, cities, and other developments. By building, you hope to attain 10 victory points before any other player, to win the game!
Catan (5th Edition) ranks as a classic among European board games with its elegant and unique design. It utilizes a modular gameboard that changes with every play, constantly bringing fresh experiences to the game table. You won't see the same island twice!
Enter the world of Catan and experience this international favorite today.
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Catan is a popular board game produced by Klaus Teuber.
It was first published in 1995 and was formerly known as The Settlers of Catan. With over 25 years old, Catan has been a classical board game ever since its introduction.
Around 25 million copies in several different languages have been sold worldwide. The game involves multiple players who battle to settle on the island named Catan. These players are known to be the Settlers. They trade resources, construct, and battle on the island to compete for supremacy. The player who reaches a specific number of points (usually 10) is victorious.
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How to Play Catan
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As you can see, the game board consists of hexagons and represents the island of Catan. Players arrive as settlers and acquire resources. First, they set up tokens on the hexes of different terrains. These resources are represented by resource cards. The resources include sheep, ore, wood, clay, and wheat. The island is full of different lands that are capable of producing different resources.
For example, the hills produce brick, wood can be acquired through the forest, and the ore comes from the mountain. However, desert hexagon cannot produce any resource. Instead, a special token known as the robber token is positioned on the desert hexagon.
Each player gets their turn to roll the six-sided dice. This rolling of the dice actually determines which hexagon on the island will be chosen. The island includes five settlements, four cities, and fifteen roads. Each player gets a building costs card through which he organizes his settlement on the island. The objective is to settle on the island, build and achieve victory cards. Players get victory points every time they cross a milestone, such as making a road, library, or army. These victory points may vary under the quality of the accomplishment. For example, creating the longest road gets you 2 points, whereas constructing a university gets you 1 single victory point.
General Rules of the Game
Resource cards can be traded with other players throughout the game in the procedure of domestic trading. If a player gets to settle nearby a harbor, they get to exchange their resource cards with the original pile according to the ratio stated on the harbor. In special cases, if the blue player gets seven on their dice roll, they lose half of their resource cards to the original pile. After that, the blue player has to move the robber token to any other hexagon from the desert hex. If the blue player moves the robber token into the white player’s area, then the white player gets robbed from a single resource card by the blue player.
The player who gets to achieve more on the island by building the longest road or creating the largest army is awarded victory points. If they manage to keep building with luck, then after reaching 10 points, they would be victorious.
Catan is a fun and exciting indoor board game to play with your family or friends. You can buy Catan board game in Malaysia from Shirotoys, Malaysia leading anime and action figure store. You get to build an island and race your way to the top by competing with your partners. A great way to spend time indoors and keeping your mind busy!