In Catan, each player battles it out to be the dominant group on the island of Catan, through acquiring victory points. With millions of copies sold world wide, Catan is an absolute must for your board game collection.
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, players collect the resources; brick, sheep, ore, wood and wheat, in order to build up their civilizations through building roads, settlements and cities. Players acquire the resources through a combination of dice rolls and trading with their opponents, with ports or with the bank. Players also have the opportunity to use their resources to purchase development cards, which either give them privileges that will benefit them in the game, or award them a secret victory point, only revealed to the other players at the end.
In Catan, each settlement, city and development card victory point gained, gets players closer to the ultimate goal; to be the first player to gain 10 victory points, therefore winning game.
Catan is a multi-award-winning game, and one of the most popular games in recent history, due to its amazing ability to appeal to non-gamers and gamers alike.
The difference between 4th and 5th Edition: