The Settlers of Catan is a board game that has been played by thousands of players over the years and is a well-known and much loved game. It’s a trading and territory strategy board game that is set in the mythical world of Catan.
Many avid fans of the game have likened it to a cross between Chess and Monopoly.
People who have bought and played this game absolutely love it and find it quite addictive, with many claiming that it brings out the addictive streak in many.
What is Settlers of Catan?
Basically, this is a great family game and is suitable for children aged 10 to 14 years, although of course anyone from the age of 10 and upwards will enjoy this game.
It is an award-winning strategy game and as a player, you have to collect different resources and start to build your roads, settlements and cities (kind of like Monopoly where you are collecting real estate and building houses and hotels).
One of the unique aspects to this game is that the board is variable and you can change it each time you play so that your game is different each time too.
You play the game for around 90 minutes and it is intended for 3 to 4 players in each round.
At the start of each game, every player has 2 settlements and 2 roads.
The game board consists of 19 terrain hexes surrounded by the ocean.
Each type of terrain will produce a different type of resource, which include:
It is up to you to collect these resources and use them to build roads along the edges of the hexes and cities or settlements on the intersections where the 3 hexes meet.
Each time you roll the dice, you cause certain hexes to produce resources and you can collect this resource but only if you have a settlement on one of them.
You can trade resources with other players and this adds a level of competitiveness and strategy to your game.
The first player to collect 10 victory points is the winner.
Settlers of Catan Instructions
There is a 5 page guide book that comes with Settlers of Catan. Don’t let this put you off! It is easy enough to play and has straightforward rules.
The 4 pages include lots of illustrations including a starting map.
Settlers of Catan Expansion Sets
The Settlers of Catan is an award-winning and best-selling board game that has been around for many years and played by thousands of people.
It’s popularity has meant that there are now several expansion sets available and you can buy these separately.
When you purchase Settlers of Catan, you will get:
– 19 terrain hexes
– 9 harbor pieces
– 6 sea frame pieces
– 18 circular number tokens
– 126 game cards
– 16 cities
– 20 settlements
– 60 roads
– 2 dice
– a robber
– rules guidebook