Catan (Original Settlers of Catan) (Damaged Copy)



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Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!


PLEASE NOTE: This game arrived with box damage – see Gallery Images.

In Catan (formerly The Settlers of Catan), players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces.

Players collect these resources (cards)—wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone—to build up their civilisations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.

Catan has won multiple awards and is one of the most popular games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to experienced gamers as well as those new to the hobby.

How to set up Catan

Setup includes randomly placing large hexagonal tiles (each showing a resource or the desert) in a honeycomb shape and surrounding them with water tiles, some of which contain ports of exchange.

Number disks, which will correspond to die rolls (two 6-sided dice are used), are placed on each resource tile. Each player is given two settlements (think: houses) and roads (sticks) which are, in turn, placed on intersections and borders of the resource tiles.

Players collect a hand of resource cards based on which hex tiles their last-placed house is adjacent to. A robber pawn is placed on the desert tile.

How to play your turn in Catan

A turn could consist of:

  • playing a development card,
  • rolling the dice,
  • everyone (perhaps) collecting resource cards based on the roll and position of houses (or upgraded cities—think: hotels) unless a 7 is rolled,
  • turning in resource cards (if possible and desired) for improvements,
  • trading cards at a port,
  • and trading resource cards with other players.

If a 7 is rolled, the active player moves the robber to a new hex tile and steals resource cards from other players who have built structures adjacent to that tile.

How to score points in Settlers of Catan

Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road and the largest army (from some of the development cards), and gathering certain development cards that simply award victory points.

When a player has gathered 10 points (some of which may be held in secret), they announce their total and claims the win.

Designer: Klaus Teuber
Publisher: Catan Studio
Player numbers: 3-4
Recommended Age: 10+
Game Time: 60–120 Min

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Awards & Honours:

2012 JoTa Best Game Released in Brazil Nominee
2012 JoTa Best Game Released in Brazil Critic Award
2011 Ludo Award Best Board Game Editor’s Choice Winner
2005 Gra Roku Game of the Year
2004 Hra roku Winner
2004 Hra roku Nominee
2002 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Japanese Game Nominee
2001 Origins Awards Hall of Fame Inductee
1996 Origins Awards Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Board Game Winner
1995 Spiel des Jahres Winner
1995 Meeples’ Choice Award
1995 Essener Feder Best Written Rules Winner
1995 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner

Catan Board Game Expansions:

Expansions extend the base game, adding new features and challenges

Catan: Seafarers
(requires Base Game)

Catan: Cities and Knights
(requires Base Game)

Catan: Traders and Barbarians
(requires Base Game)

Catan: Explorers and Pirates
(requires Base Game)


Additional scenarios for expansions

Catan: Seafarers Scenario – Legend of the Sea Robbers
(requires Base Game, and Catan: Seafarers)

Play Catan with more people – Extensions:

Allows for a 5th and 6th player

Catan: 5-6 Player Extension
(requires Base Game)

Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension
(requires Base Game, Catan: Seafarers, and Catan: 5-6 Player Extension)

Catan: Cities and Knights – 5-6 Player Extension
(requires Base Game, Catan: Cities and Knights, and Catan: 5-6 Player Extension)

Catan: Traders and Barbarians – 5-6 Player Extension
(requires Base Game, Traders and Barbarians, and Catan: 5-6 Player Extension)

Catan: Explorers and Pirates – 5-6 Player Extension
(requires Base Game, Catan: Explorers and Pirates: 5-6 Player Extension)

Catan Base Game Contents:

19 x Hexagonal Region Tiles
6 x Sea Frame Pieces
9 x Extra harbor Pieces
20 x Wooden Settlement Pieces
16 x Wooden City Pieces
16 x Wooden Road Pieces
95 x Resources Cards
25 x Development Cards
4 x Building Cost Cards
2 x Special Bonus Cards
18 x Number Tokens
2 x Dice
1 x Wooden Robber Pawn
1 x Rulebook & Almanac




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