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Catan

(1995)
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3
– 4
Collect and trade resources to build up the island of Catan in this modern classic.

Recommended Minimum Age:

10

8

8

BGG stats:

7.1
2.29
551

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Basic Game Details

Designer

Klaus Teuber

Artist

Volkan Baga, Tanja Donner, Pete Fenlon, Jason Hawkins, Michaela Kienle, Andreas Klober, Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel, Marion Pott, Andreas Resch, Matt Schwabel, Franz Vohwinkel, Stephen Graham Walsh

Publisher

Catan Studio

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Awards

  • 2011 Ludo Award Best Board Game Editor's Choice Winner
  • 2011 Jocul Anului în România Best Game in Romanian Winner
  • 2005 Gra Roku Game of the Year Winner
  • 2001 Origins Awards Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1995 Spiel des Jahres Winner
  • 1995 Meeples' Choice Award
  • 1995 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner

Additional info

Expansions

Catan: 5-6 player extension (1996)This expansion increased the player count to a maximum of 6 players.
Catan: Seafarers (1997)This expansion added shipping routes which are very similar to roads, along with a range of different variants for setup including water hexes. The base game is required to play this expansion.
Catan: Cities and Knights (1998)This expansion increases the game's complexity, adding knights, who can be built along roads and 3 new resources. Knights are useful for claiming some intersections, moving the Robber and defending against Barbarian attacks. The 3 new resources (paper, cloth and coins) are acquired from cities and are needed if players want to build city improvements which can give a range of bonuses.
Catan: Seafarers - 5-6 player extension (1999)This expansion increased the player count to a maximum of 6 players using the Seafarers rules.
Catan: Cities and Knights - 5-6 player extension (2000)This expansion increased the player count to a maximum of 6 players using the Cities and Knights rules.
Catan: Traders and Barbarians (2007)This expansion adds 5 scenarios - The Fishermen of Catan, The Rivers of Catan, The Great Caravan, Barbarian Invasion and Traders and Barbarians, as well as 4 minor variants.
Catan: Traders and Barbarians - 5-6 player extension (2008)This expansion increased the player count to a maximum of 6 players using the Traders and Barbarians rules.
Catan: Explorers and Pirates (2013)This expansion is played over 3 islands rather than one, with 2 of the islands initially unexplored. It also introduces ports in place of cities and the provision of gold when receiving no resources on a die roll, which can be used to trade for resources or to escape from pirates. There are 5 different scenarios in the expansion - Land Ho, Pirate Lairs, Fish for Catan, Spices for Catan and Explorers and Pirates.
Catan: Explorers and Pirates - 5-6 player extension (2013)This expansion increased the player count to a maximum of 6 players using the Explorers and Pirates rules.

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7
Brianna
, aged 11
"Got a little bored towards the end"
teece -
April 19, 2024
8
Gill
, adult
"Great"
teece -
April 26, 2024
8
Peter
, aged 8
"Good fun"
teece -
April 19, 2024
5
Joel
, aged 5
"Bored"

No comment given

May 12, 2024
6
TC
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boardgamesforallages.com -
May 11, 2024
5
Chris
, adult
"Great introduction to hobby gaming as a gateway game but too much luck for me."
teece -
April 19, 2024

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