In Catan, your success depends on how well you can trade, build, and settle your new land! Players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements, and cities. Manage your resources carefully, and plan your expansion strategically, or you could end up overstretched. And watch out for the robber, who can steal your resources and put you behind! This hugely popular board game, which won the "Game of the Century" award, includes a well-balanced set-up for beginners to use, as well as options for more advanced players to lay out their own maps and test their mettle.
This game for 3 to 4 players takes approximately 60 minutes to play.
The game rules and almanac booklet sets out four pages of guidelines for getting started. Don't worry, the rules are straightforward and the four pages include plenty of illustrations. There's a starting map that shows a well-balanced set-up for beginners to follow and directions that allow more advanced players to lay out the map of the island at random. You'll have to pop the die-cut components of the game out of their cardboard holders before you play your first game.
The almanac portion of the booklet is laid out alphabetically, so while playing you can find answers to specific questions quickly. Useful entries remind you exactly what role pieces like the robber play, how actions like maritime trade work, and how to set up the board or finish the game.
|Recommended Age||12 and up|
|Dimensions||3.12 L x 11.62 W x 9.38 H inches|