Catan: Cities and Knights allows players to create knights to protect the land from invading barbarians and build city improvements that give that city’s owner additional benefits, adding even more variety to the fantastic original game, Catan.
Catan: Cities & Knights adds several new aspects to the award winning original game, Catan, the two major ones being creating knights to protect the cities from invading barbarians and city improvements giving additional benefits to that city’s owner.
This is a 5th Edition product. 5th Edition has different artwork on the front of the cards and tiles but the backs are the same and 5th Edition games and expansions are compatible with 4th Edition games and expansions. Scroll to the bottom of this listing to identify the difference between 4th and 5th Edition.
In Catan: Cities & Knights barbarians are invading Catan and will target the players with the weakest defense. In order to defend against the barbarians, players compete to build three great metropolises, each with different benefits, including being worth more victory points that either a city or settlement.
Catan: Cities & Knights also requires players to complete city improvements, using the additional resources; coin, paper and cloth. Players can improve their city’s culture, muster their knights and enrich the city, all in the effort to gain the most victory points, and ultimately win the game.
This is an expansion only. Requires the base game Catan to play.
The difference between 4th and 5th Edition: